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The Most Surprising Pregnancy in Human History – Luke 1:26-33 12/9/2013

Luke begins his gospel with a surprise pregnancy, the story of how Zechariah and Elizabeth came to have a baby even in their very old age. Now – from Jerusalem – Luke moves the story north to a modest-sized town called Nazareth, and another ... read more

Silenced by an Angel – Luke 1:18-25 12/2/2013

In many ways, the lesson in these verses is simple. There are moments when we do not respond well to God and we suffer because of that. But ultimately the God of grace still uses and blesses us and his will gets done. It is that straightforward, ... read more

God’s Best in God’s Time – Luke 1:5-17 11/25/2013

A baby who is not expected seems to be quite a common occurrence. But probably no surprise babies have been less expected than the two described in Luke chapter 1. One is Jesus, but first comes John, known later as John the Baptist. The first ... read more

The Key Test of Spirituality – 1 John 2:9-11 11/18/2013

John makes it very clear that big boasts, big desires and even big courage are not enough to prove spirituality. There has to be evidence that this Christian faith has taken deep root and is showing in day by day choices to love others. read more

The Command which is Old and New – 1 John 2:7-8 11/11/2013

“…The darkness is passing and the true light is already shining,” says John. Jesus has come, and he’s come deeply into the lives of those who read these words from John. Now, with the light, they see a new way and they have a new power to ... read more

Consistency Between Profession and Practice – 1 John 2:3-6 11/4/2013

We look for consistency between profession and practice, between words and deeds, between what we say we believe and what we do with our lives. John, writing to the early Christians, saw consistency as essential for every Christian. read more

Everything We Need – 1 John 2:1-2 10/28/2013

John has to warn these Christians against carelessness. But he has to do it without building unhealthy concern. If the sign of belonging to Jesus is that you obey him and live like him, then what does it mean if you do sin?! Would that prove you ... read more

Completely and Forever Forgiven – 1 John 1:8-10 10/21/2013

The passage we look at in this study is about people claiming they have no sin. Happily it also has the perfect remedy for those of us who know all too well that our lives have fallen short of God’s standard. read more

Where You Live Proves Whose You Are – 1 John 1:5-7 10/14/2013

As we walk in the light, so the blood of God’s Son keeps on purifying us from every sin. Amazingly, miraculously we will finish this life perfect in God’s eyes and be welcomed into his presence. Where you live proves whose you are. “Live ... read more

The Man Who was God – 1 John 1:1-4 10/7/2013

When John wrote his letter, his epistle, he was trying to save people from believing in a fake Christ. John believed – as do Christians today – that Jesus was both God and man. He was both when he lay in the cradle, both when he was baptized in ... read more

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