Fall & Restoration of David

James Rochford
2 Samuel 11-12

In this chapter of King David's life, we see he has lost his focus on God and fallen into lust and laziness. He missed every escape opportunity. When confronted by Nathan the Prophet, he repents and admits his sin is against God first and foremost. He does not blame-shift or minimize, but instead he is honest and accepts responsibility and the consequences of his actions.

Why Does David Spare Saul's Life?

James Rochford
1 Samuel 24-26

Even though David was the anointed king, he refused to lift his hand against Saul who was unrighteously trying to kill David. David trusted in God's authority, justice, timing and mercy.

What Is God Like?

Dennis McCallum
Luke 15

Because Jesus' critics do not understand what God is like, He gives them three parables to challenge their wrong understanding. In the first two, He recounts the joy one feels when something valuable is lost and then found. The third is the parable of the prodigal son, which actually is about the grace and mercy the father has for not only his reprobate son who, after squandering his inheritance, returns repentant, but also for the ungrateful son who remained behind.

You Matter

Fouad Masri
Ephesians 2:10

Growing in our relationship with Jesus attracts Muslim background people to the Messiah. Learn how your personal growth can be a source of change that impacts Muslims everywhere.

The Divine Justice of the Plagues

Conrad Hilario
Exodus 7-10

The ten plagues of Egypt were not just God's judgment against Pharaoh but also against Egypt's many gods. Each plague revealed the impotence of each of their gods and the power of the one true God. God was very patient with Pharaoh and gave him many chances to humble himself but Pharaoh remained prideful even to the very end when he lost his firstborn son. Although he allowed the Jews to leave, he then pursued them to the Red Seas and perished there with his whole army.

Introduction to The Letter

Ryan Lowery
1 Corinthians 1:1-9

Despite the highly immoral culture of Corinth, a church was able to be planted there. A few years after leaving them, Paul writes to the Corinthians to set them straight on a multitude of moral issues and encourage them back towards the main message of Christ.


Ryan Weingartner
James 2:1-13

James calls on his audience to not show partiality towards others based on worldly standards but instead, keep themselves unstained by the world's values. Law-breaking earns judgment, but mercy triumphs over judgment.

Living Out Your New Identity in Christ

Conrad Hilario
Ephesians 4:17-19

Living out your new life in Christ involves not living as the world lives, in the futility of their mind, but knowing that only God gives real meaning in life to anything we do. He gives us significance and value. He ensures that suffering has a purpose. Are you living in such a way that distinguishes you from the world?

Suffering In Hope

Kip Dixon
Lamentations 3:22-23

Jeremiah is known as the Weeping Prophet because he was tasked with warning Israel of its impending judgment. He suffered greatly for telling the truth to the people who did not want to hear they were under God's judgment. In spite of the terrible message Jeremiah had to deliver, he was given words of hope that a Righteous branch would come forth and forgive Israel's sins and bring the people back to God. God is faithful and eager to forgive.