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Pastor Nate Whiteside, from "The Stand" in Shorewood IL, brings us a message about Zaccheus. We learn that Jesus comes to where people seek Him. The Gospel is for the…
Ruth works in a field owned by Boaz, providing for herself and her mother-in-law, Naomi through the kindness of Boaz. God-not our work or any other person-provides refuge. When we…

Ruth 1

July 31, 2016
Ruth reveals truth in three layers: What is happening in the text? What character do you relate to? How is God foreshadowing Christ? Our reading challenge over the month of…

Grow in Faith

July 24, 2016
Your relationship with God through Christ is one that is meant to GROW. This growth happens through the work of God, the word of God, the body of Christ and…
The Church is not an event or a building. The Church is a group of global or local identified believers gathering together to worship God.

Go Preach Christ

July 10, 2016

Ears, Eyes and Heart

July 3, 2016
It's the end of the book of Acts and the story of the beginning of the Church. However, it's not the end of the story of the Church. That story…
Paul's actions show us that bad things should show our hope and trust in God. Additional readings: Luke 13:1-5, John 9:1-3, Acts 27-28, Romans 8:36-39, 2 Corinthians 6:1-10 and 11:23-29
God's will for your life is more important than your comfort or security. That will is for you to be a witness of the good news of Christ. Additional Reading: John…
A biblically healthy church is NOT a church without problems. Instead, it IS a church that is "on guard", ready to respond to problems. How do we "Be on guard"? Additional…
Paul runs into opposition in Ephesus. We can still see those roadblocks in the lives of 21st century Christians. Additional reading: Acts 19 takes place in Ephesus. With that in…

Is Christ More?

May 22, 2016
Do you believe that Christ is more important than safety, reputation, money or comfort? Where is the evidence of your belief? Additional suggested readings: Luke 12:22-38, 49-56, 18:18-27; Matthew 7:24-28, Philippians 3:7-8, Revelation 19:11-18  
How do we address idolatry in our realm? Witnessing idolatry should stir us to action, not fear. The church should have flexible methods, but a consistent message - the Gospel!…

Missional Partners

May 8, 2016
In the book of Acts, the beginning of the Church can be viewed as a series of church plants. Luke Allison and his wife Renee introduced us to their own…

Making Disciples

May 1, 2016
The church is not called to make converts; it is called to make disciples. Paul defines this in 2 Timothy 2:2 as entrusting faithful believers with the truth we have…

The Break Up

April 24, 2016
Following a victory in church unity, Paul and Barnabas disagree to the point of separation. How does this happen? It's NOT because they are incompatible! It is because: they are…

How Must One be Saved?

April 17, 2016
All of Scripture points to this truth: We are saved by God's grace alone, through faith in Christ alone.
Watch how the crowds react to the preaching of the gospel. Paul demonstrates that freedom comes from an eternal perspective only found in Christ.

The Local Church

April 3, 2016
What does a local church look like? We check out the church at Antioch as a Biblical model.

What is Truth?

March 27, 2016
Pilate asks Jesus, "What is truth?". The real question is "Who is Truth?"!