OT19 | NT Connection (December 14)

NT Connect: Matthew 12:9-21 Weekly Reading: Isaiah 40-44 Bruised Reed In Matthew 12, Jesus’ healing of the man with a withered hand leads to conflict with the religious leaders. Jesus withdraws from the synagogue, and we read, “Many followed him, and he healed them all” (Matthew 12:15). Matthew then asserts that this healing ministry was … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (November 9)

NT Connect: 1 Corinthians 3:10-17; Ephesians 2:1-22 Weekly Reading: 1 Kings 5-9 The New Temple One of the marvelous things about our God is his desire to be with his people. Before the foundations of the world, his intention has been to dwell among us. Here is the most powerful being in all the world, … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (November 2)

NT Connect: Hebrews 4:1-4 Weekly Reading: 2 Samuel 23-24; 1 Kings 1-4 A Better David David’s reign as king over God’s people began on such a high note. He was a man after God’s own heart, and the Lord promised that one of his descendants would reign forever on his throne (2 Samuel 7). Yet, … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (October 19)

NT Connect: 1 John 1:5-10 Weekly Reading: 2 Samuel 13-17 Forgiveness How far we’ve fallen since God’s covenant with David in 2 Samuel 7! Since that promise, David seduced Bathsheba and murdered her husband. Then, sin rushes through David’s family like a raging infection. One of his sons raped his own sister, and then another … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (July 13)

NT Connect: Hebrews 4:1-13 Weekly Reading: Joshua 10-12, 23-24 Rest in Christ Rest. We a part of a culture that strives for rest. We seem always to be looking for our next break, our next chance to rest. We start the day thinking about when the day will end, or at least when we’ll get … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (July 6)

NT Connect: Hebrews 11:10; Revelation 21:1-27 Weekly Reading: Joshua 5-9 The Promised Land Land features prominently at key points in the stories of Genesis and Exodus. Adam and Eve were placed in a garden. When the Ark came to rest on dry land. Noah and his family were given the start to a cleansed world. … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (June 8)

NT Connect: Hebrews 5:1-10 Weekly Reading: Leviticus 8-10, 21-22 Christ Our Passover Lamb Our readings in the Old Testament this week have been spread throughout the book of Leviticus in order to concentrate on the priesthood. Priests were the mediators – the go-betweens – for God and his people. They were set apart as representatives … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (Jan 19)

NT Connect: Hebrews 11:7; 2 Peter 2:4-10  Weekly Reading: Genesis 6-10 Noah’s Faith and God’s Faithfulness The Flood is an account of God’s judgment. Genesis 6:5 records how “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (Jan 12)

NT Connection – John 1:1-5; Romans 5:12-21 Weekly Reading: Genesis 1-5 Jesus in Genesis When the New Testament writers look back at the start of Genesis, they tell us two important truths about Jesus: he is God the Creator, and he is the new Adam. In other words, the beginning of Genesis points to Jesus … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (Jan 5)

Weekly Reading: T – Matt. 5:17-20 | W – 2 Tim. 3:10-17; 2 Pt. 1:21 | Th – 1 Cor. 10:1-13 | F – Lk 24:12-35 | OT Connection – Isaiah 55:10-11 The Value of the OT It might seem strange to begin an Old Testament reading plan with five days of reading in the New … Continued

NT18 Scriptures: John Morrison

This week John Morrison (Director of Theological Training) shares with us a reading from NT18 in Matthew 18.  Produced by Kim Nichols

Vision & Values: Authentic Community

Dr. John Morrison (Director of Theological Training) discusses this week’s topic in our sermon series, Vision & Values: Authentic Community. Produced by Kim Nichols

Walk Thru The Bible: Jesus Comes

John Morrison (Director of Theological Training) talks about this week’s theme in Walk Thru The Bible: Jesus Comes. Produced by Kim Nichols

Help My Unbelief: Psalm 13

Dr. John Morrison shares a brief word about Psalm 13, prayer and what we do when we feel like God isn’t present. Produced by Kim Nichols

FAQ: Why do some people not see the gospel as good news?

I’m terrible at receiving criticism. In school, I hated reading teachers’ comments on my papers, quickly shoving returned work to the back of a binder before I could bring myself to look at it later. I suspect few of my coaches would have described me as “coachable,” and to this day, I have to fight … Continued

Power of Resurrection: Peace Like a River

When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say It is well, it is well, with my soul. The author of this hymn, Horatio Spafford, had become all too familiar with tragedy by the time he composed these words in 1873. Two … Continued

The Power of the Resurrection for Godly Living

When it comes to godly living, who you are determines how you’ll act. Jesus teaches us, “Every good tree bears good fruit” (Matt. 7:17), and the power of the resurrection is that all those who have trusted in Christ alone for their salvation have been raised with Christ. We have been made alive in Christ. … Continued

Kingdom Lifestyle: Forgiving Others

In our familiarity with the Lord’s Prayer, we can easily pass over the fact that in praying for forgiveness, we ask that we would be forgiven “as we also have forgiven our debtors.” After the prayer, it is this phrase and this phrase only that Jesus takes the time to elaborate on. In Matthew 6:14-15, … Continued