On September 21, the church remembers the Apostle Matthew. Who was this follower of Jesus? What do we know about him from the Biblical accounts? What happened to him after we last hear of him in the book of Acts? Join us as we dig into the Bible and other historical information to learn about this disciple of Jesus and as we apply what we learn to our own lives today!
Join Pastors Sam Rodebaugh and Ben Libby for an overview of the Old Testament Historical books of 1 and 2 Chronicles. What is the purpose of the genealogies in these books? Why is there an emphasis on the temple? Where do we find Jesus in these books? Find answers to these questions and more in our Bible Study this week.
In a time of trial and national unrest, the Book of Nehemiah offers a needed reminder that the LORD is in control. Join Pastors Ben Libby and Tom Naumann as they open up this somewhat unfamiliar book of the Old Testament to discuss the LORD's faithfulness and protection as well as Nehemiah's dedication to and confidence in the LORD, and the importance of prayer, especially in times of uncertainty or despair. We will learn how Nehemiah and his contemporaries play an important role in the coming of the Savior, and what we can take away from this book today.
What do the Psalms from the Old Testament have to say to me today? How can words written so long ago in a different country and language apply to my life in the 21st century? Join Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Joe Naumann as they take a look at Psalm 121 and show just how applicable it is for us, now! It still applies to us, because we still live in a sinful world, and because God doesn't change. Where does our help come from? It comes from the LORD who made heaven and earth! Yes, these inspired words of the LORD still provide comfort for God's people in the midst of crisis and tragedy.
Join Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Ben Libby in part two of their study of Paul's letter to the believers at Colossae. We will dig into what it says about Christ's work on the cross, deal with Old Testament laws and their application to the New Testament Christian, the danger of false teaching and worldly ideas, the relationship between justification and sanctification, and much more.
Paul's letter to the Colossians is a very important and powerful letter which offers a great deal of instruction about the nature of Christ and His role as our Savior. Join Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Ben Libby as they dig into the background of this letter, and some of the important Christian doctrines it clearly proclaims, for example the truth that Jesus is True God in human flesh and is our Creator and redeemer.
It's one of those books in the Bible that can be a little hard to get though for some people. There are all those names that are hard to pronounce, one king conquered or replaced by another, and lots of wars and fighting. What is it all about? Why is it in the Bible? Learn a new appreciation for the book of Kings as Pastors Ben Libby and Nathanael Mayhew walk us through the meaning and purpose of this important book of the Old Testament.
Do you have an interest in eschatology? Every person should! Eschatology is the study of the last things, the day when this world will come to an end and we will all stand before God. We should be interested in the last things so that we can know what will happen, and so we can be prepared for that day. Paul's second letter to the Thessalonians is especially appropriate in this regard, dealing with many aspects of Christ's second coming. Join Pastors Ben Libby and Tom Naumann for an interesting and important overview of 2 Thessalonians and the valuable doctrines discussed in it.
The Old Testament Book of Ezekiel is a hauntingly beautiful book. Join Pastors Tom Naumann and Ben Libby as they look at the pictures and dramatic examples of God's Mercy and Justice which fill the book of Ezekiel. Sometimes, we may feel a bit like this prophet, speaking the Word of God and seemingly no one hears us. This shouldn't discourage us, but rather embolden us to continue speaking the true Word of the LORD. He is the God of Heaven and Earth, and His will is always done. He is almighty and all-powerful, and He will do the things that He has promised!
"For by grace you have been saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God." This is a message we all know by faith through the Holy Spirit. These great words and the promises that go with them are found in Paul's letter to the Ephesians. This message is the central point of the entire Bible. Because we have been saved by grace through faith in Christ, we can do all kinds of things. We can accomplish good works, live godly lives, and function as God would have us function. He chose YOU from the foundation of the world! There is one faith and hope and God, so let us now put on the whole armor of God and withstand the evil that would try to make forget this great promise. Join Pastors Tom Naumann and Ben Libby for a discussion of Paul's letter to the Ephesians.