Why do bad things happen to people who belong to God? Answering this question can provide real hope and purpose when you undergo tragedy and trauma. Pastor Tom helps us understand how God works in times of extreme trouble through the words and life of the Apostle Paul.
A centurion oversaw the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. When he saw the way Jesus died he proclaimed that "this is the Son of God." Pastor Tom takes a fictional look at this centurion and how his life changed forever by meeting the Messiah. It is a new look at the Christ event (His death, burial, and resurrection) through story telling.
What was the purpose of Psalm Sunday and how does it relate to your life today? We explore this important event from a new perspective, one that can give you hope as you sometimes falter living in this age.
Paul is about explaining our new connection to God in Jesus the Messiah. How that extends to Jews and Gentiles is an amazing story of taking the wrecking ball to old things and building something new and exciting in us!
If you thought adventures here in this age were exciting, just wait until you see what God has in store for you. He has done two things to you who trust in Jesus that set you up for an eternity of fun and excitement.
The truth about God is either a total bummer or a tremendous blessing. Which will it be for you depends on how you respond to Paul's message in Ephesians 2.
What kind of power does God have? How is that power given to those that belong to Jesus? The answers may surprise you but in the end they will encourage you to give your life even more to the most powerful person who ever lived.
Many of us don?t realize that when we are born, and as we are raised, we are imprinted with a value set that comes from this age. It makes it impossible to think clearly about how the universe really operates. But in Jesus, there finally is clarity.
What is the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer in Jesus? You may have some preconceptions that steer you in the wrong direction as to the Spirit?s real purpose.
Have you ever wanted to understand God? This study will help you as well as reveal something about your eternal destiny that will blow your mind.
What does it really mean to be redeemed? Every Christian, every person needs to understand this vital concept. Your eternal destiny hangs on this idea.
Even after you come to know Jesus we often feel that though God may love us because of Jesus, He doesn?t like us very well. Learn the truth about how God feels about you and the destiny He has for you.
How is that God knew whom He was going to choose before the universe began? And how does that speak to God's fairness?
We often rely on our senses and even our emotions to tell us what?s real. Paul, as he begins the letter to the Ephesians, tells of a reality more real than you have ever known, with advantages far greater than anything this age has to offer, and it?s all in Jesus.
God designed for humans to think, feel, speak, and act in certain ways. As a race we have walked away from that and messed up the universe. God, through Jesus, has hit the reset button on our lives, giving us hope for a better life.
Approaching a new year, Pastor Tom looks back at our journey through the Psalms and pulls out five key elements from the Psalms for help us find true happiness.
Most of the time we think of Christmas as a time of joy. But to those who experienced the first Christmas, fear was the prevailing emotion, at least at first. How do we see this and how can it help us when we fear?
Pastor Tom shares a short fictional account of the birth of Jesus as seen through the eyes of a shepherd tending his flock near Bethlehem and Joseph, arriving in the small village with Mary. This deeply personal and emotional story will give you a new perspective on Christmas.\r\n
In the final four psalms we see God?s majesty, power, and mercy. We also see the power of praise to rebuild ourselves and fight against the enemy.
When we come into relationship with God through Jesus we are conscripted into an army and there is a powerful foe that considers us enemy combatants. God enters us into boot camp to provide training to withstand whatever this enemy throws our way.
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