The Hearing Ear

Rev. David Bast

READ : Matthew 13:10-17 You know why Jesus told so many stories, don’t you? It was to engage and entertain his audience (unlike so many boring sermons); it was to make his teaching clear and memorable (unlike so many obscure lectures). Or was it? “And he told them many things in parables.” So Matthew introduces the 13th chapter of his …

The Sower

Rev. David Bast

READ : Matthew 13:1-9 Matthew 13:18-23 How do I respond to the gospel message? Jesus’ told a story about the sower, the seed and the different kinds of soil. Its meaning seems clear. Isn’t it all about the different ways people respond to the gospel? Or is it also about how I respond? Matthew 13 is a chapter of parables …

A Joy-filled Certainty

William C. Brownson

READ : Romans 8:18-39 What wonderful certainties can flood our hearts with joy? Welcome, friends to this final study in our series on the heart of the gospel, studies in Romans Chapter 1-8. Today we deal with the triumphant hope of believers in Jesus and their joy-filled certainty about the future. This is one of the distinguishing marks of New …

Led by the Spirit

William C. Brownson

READ : Romans 8:1-17 What does the Holy Spirit bring about in the depths of our lives? Welcome, friends to this ninth in our series on the heart of the gospel, studies in Romans Chapters 1-8. Today we begin chapter 8 which is one of the most pivotal, profound, inspiring chapters in the whole Bible! As we move from Chapter …

Our Inner Struggle

William C. Brownson

READ : Romans 7:1-25 What cure can there be for our agonizing inner conflict? Welcome, dear friends, to another in our series on the heart of the gospel, studies in the letter to the Romans, chapters 1-8. Today it’s chapter 7, a very powerful explanation about the continuing struggle that believers continue to have, even after they are justified and …