Teachings on God's Character

“Theology” – Jude 1:3 (Tuesday 7/13/21)

Watch (Video) Listen (Audio) Pastor Jim introduces the idea of the “Five Solas”. ‘Sola’ is Latin for ‘alone’. These are doctrines introduced by Martin Luther during the Reformation. The five solas are grace, faith, Christ, scripture and God’s glory: grace, meaning salvation is through the grace of God alone; faith, meaning we are justified by faith alone, not works; Christ, meaning we access salvation through the righteous acts of Christ alone; scripture, meaning the Bible alone is a believer’s ultimate…

“Death of the Innocents” – 1 Corinthians 13:12 (Tuesday 7/6/21)

Video (Watch) Audio (Listen) Many have questions about what happens to those who are not able to receive the Word of Christ before their untimely deaths, such as infants, young children, or the mentally disabled. God assures us in His Word that although there are many things we may not understand in this lifetime, that we will see clearly once His plan is complete. Sometimes we have to just trust in God’s truth, justice, love, and grace.

“Celebrate the Providence of God” – Esther 9 & 10 (Tuesday 6/15/21)

On the day that the Jews were to be annihilated, the opposite actually occurs, and the Jews overpower their enemies. Mordecai becomes famous for rescuing the Jews from their terrible fate. The Jews celebrate with feasting and gladness as they vanquish their enemies all over the region. They establish the holy day of Purim to celebrate the time that Esther successfully petitioned the king and order all generations of Jews to celebrate that day each year. Video (Watch) Audio (Listen)

“Can You Find the Gospel in Here?” – Esther 7 & 8 (Tuesday 6/8/21)

Video (Watch) Audio (Listen) Queen Esther, at the banquet provided to her by the king, petitions the king to save her people from annihilation. The king discovers that Haman was behind the plot to exterminate the Jews and orders him to be hanged on the gallows that Haman had prepared for Mordecai. Mordecai is ordained the head of the house of Haman and is given his signet ring. Esther pleads with the king to revoke the order against the Jews…

When the Wicked Fall: Esther 6 (Tuesday 6/01/21)

Esther Chapter 6 describes the events before the next banquet that Esther prepares for the King and Haman. The night before the banquet, the King could not sleep and the chronicles were read to him. He discovered that nothing had been done for Mordecai who had informed the king of a plot against him. Haman ends up having to honor Mordecai in the way Hammond wanted to be honored. Pastor Keith shows us in Psalms 37 to not fret. God…

“Undercover Missionaries” – Esther 4 (Tuesday 5/18/21)

The Jews, mourning the news of the decree made by king Ahaseurus, send word to Queen Esther of their imminent destruction. Mordecai sends a plea to Esther to appeal on her people’s behalf. Esther commands Mordecai and the Jews to fast for three days and nights and agrees to appeal to the king. Pastor Keith demonstrates how sometimes people are placed in positions where they are working undercover for the Lord. These people may not always be aware or even…

“Manipulators Always Lose” – Esther 3 (Tuesday 5/11/21)

Mordecai, Esther’s cousin, refuses to bow to Haman, who was recently promoted by King Ahasuerus. This offends Haman, who decides to seek revenge against not only Mordecai, but all the Jews. Haman advises King Ahasueres to write a decree against the Jews for following their own customs, and not the king’s. Letters are sent to all the provinces with instructions to annihilate the Jews and plunder their possessions.