The Throne of Glory

The Throne of Glory

1 John 1:1-4 When you pray, how do you approach God? Numerous Christians visualize a holy, righteous being and approach Him with feelings of fear, unworthiness, and reluctance. On the other hand, many believers picture the Lord as a pal and talk to Him with little...
Lord of the Living and the Dead

Lord of the Living and the Dead

Romans 14:7-12 In the New Testament, Lord is the most frequently used title for Jesus Christ. Although we rarely use this term in our daily lives, we are all quite familiar with another word: boss. That is basically what Lord means—one possessing authority, power, and...
Our Great Mission

Our Great Mission

Matthew 28:18-20 If you’re a believer, you are part of the awesome body of Christ, which is called to bring His light to the world both individually and corporately. Though many see the church as a social organization, that’s not what the Bible says it is. Sometimes...
The Message the World Needs to Hear

The Message the World Needs to Hear

Mark 16:15-20 Suppose I asked what the mission of the church is—how would you answer? Although the church accomplishes many tasks, its only message to the world is the gospel of Christ. Everything else we do is merely an extension of that primary goal. The gospel we...
The Priesthood of Believers

The Priesthood of Believers

Revelation 5:9-10 According to Scripture, the believer’s citizenship is in heaven (Philippians 3:20). In other words, we’re not going to be citizens of an eternal kingdom; we already are. What’s more, every person who professes Jesus Christ as Lord is part of God’s...
Stop Robbing the Body of Christ

Stop Robbing the Body of Christ

1 Corinthians 12:14-21 Every day, you get out of bed, put on clothes, and walk to the table to eat breakfast. You greet the rest of the household and maybe read the paper. A few minutes later, you drive to work at 60 m.p.h. on a strip of asphalt where other vehicles...