The prophet Joel was sent to proclaim God's judgment upon His Old Testament people for their idolatry. He predicts a "locust" plague that will devastate the nation. But with the judgment the LORD also offers an invitation and a call to repentance to His sinful people. Our summary verse is from Joel 2:32: “Whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” – (NKJV)
Join Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Rob Sauers for the study of a Mission Hymn by William Williams: O'er the Gloomy Hills of Darkness. We will learn about the hymn writer, the background of the hymn, and dig into the Biblical foundation for the hymn. We will also study the Biblical concept of mission work and discuss the motivation for it, and the purpose of it. Join us for a look at this wonderful mission hymn!
The prophet Obadiah was sent to the foreign nation of Edom to announce God's judgment on them because of their wickedness toward Israel and Judah. This points us to the final day of Judgment which is coming for all of us. This serves as a warning to us in our day as well. Our summary verse is from Obadiah 1:15: ““As you have done, it shall be done to you; your deeds shall return on your own head.” – (ESV)
2 Kings continues the history of the nations of Israel and Judah and reveals the power of the true God for blessing and judgement. We see an example of this as we look at good king Hezekiah and the ministry of Elisha, and two instances where the power of the LORD was clearly on display for the purpose leading all people to know Him as the only true God and Savior. Our summary verse is from 2 Kings 19:19: "Now therefore, O LORD our God, I pray, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You are the LORD God, You alone.” – (NKJV)
Join pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Mark Tiefel as the take a look at Christian Citizenship. In this episode (Part 3) they will discuss what the Bible has to say about Government and its God-intended role, in light of commandments 7-10. They will look at the commandments on property (7th), truth (8th) and coveting (9th and 10th) and how these issues relate to the role of government and our society. They will also discuss the first three commandments and the issue of religious liberty related to government and voting for secular leaders.
Join pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Mark Tiefel as the take a look at Christian Citizenship. In this episode (Part 2) they will discuss what the Bible has to say about Government and its God-intended role, in light of the commandments. They will look at the commandments on authority (4th), life (5th) and chastity (6th) and how these issues relate to the role of government and our society. They will also discuss natural law and the role it plays in society, laws, and the implications of that when we look at individuals who are running for office.
In the book of 2 Chronicles we move on to the kings following the reign of Solomon. We see the LORD reveal the difference between the good and evil kings of both kingdoms. This book focuses on the importance of faithfulness to the LORD and the blessings that result from it from the hand of the LORD. Our summary verse is from 2 Chronicles 7:14: “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. ” – (NKJV)
On October 28, the church remembers the Apostle Simon (the Zealot). Who was this follower of Jesus? What do we know about him from the Biblical accounts? What is a Zealot and what does that mean? What happened to him after we last hear of him in the Gospels? 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!
On October 28, the church remembers the Apostle Jude. 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 Gospels? 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!
We resume our study of the life of Solomon with the book of Ecclesiastes, which was most likely written later in his life. Ecclesiastes deals with the purpose of life and shows that a life lived apart from God is nothing, no matter what is accomplished, but a life lived with God brings meaning and purpose even to the most menial of tasks. What an important reminder in our lives today! Our summary verse is from Ecclesiastes 3:11: “He has made everything beautiful in its time.” – (ESV)