The Moment Jesus Became Sin for Us – by Dr. Tony Evans

– The Moment Jesus Became Sin for Us – The cross is more than something that tops a church steeple. It’s more than an ornament on a living room wall. It’s more than a golden icon decorating your neck. The cross is the most foundational, irreducible essence of our faith. Sinners don’t fully understand the cross; if they did, they would …

TPBF Prayer-n-Fast 2018 (week 2): Lessons on Restoration

As we spend time in prayer and fasting, and considering the restorative work of Christ, we should humble ourselves and learn from Him on seeking restoration with others. Here are a few principles for lessons on restoration… John 18 💯vs. 8: Just like Christ sought the welfare of His disciples (even when being falsely and secretly arrested), He seeks the …

TPBF Prayer-n-Fast 2018 (week 1): Reasons for Repentance

As we spend time in prayer and fasting, and considering the passion of Christ, we should look inward and consider attitudes and actions for which we need to repent. Based on Matthew 26, we learn attitudes and actions for which we might need to repent. If true for you, consider taking the principles from passages below and using it as …

First Responders (from Dallas Theological Seminary)

First Responders On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. (Matthew 2:11, NIV) Matthew 2 shows the first responses to the arrival of Jesus on earth. The three responses in this chapter are instructive, because they’re the same ones we see today. The initial response was the antagonism of …

Wednesday’s word: “Faith that overcomes Fear” by Rev. Austin via Psalm 27:1-6

What do you do when facing a situation that shakes your very core? Some turn to drugs.  Some retreat from their problem by fleeing people. Some panic and react out of fear rather than respond in faith.  Though trouble comes, like David, those who would be believing followers of Christ must choose faith over fear.  The Psalmist David said “the …

Wednesday’s word: “What are you planning on doing about the Harvest?” by Rev. Maxwell via Matthew 9:35-38

Wednesday’s word: “What are you planning on doing about the Harvest?” by Rev. Maxwell via Matthew 9:35-38 Jesus saw a dispirited and distressed crowd; yet attentive to His words and attracted to His works. He had compassion on them and then taught that there is huge harvest already available.  What do you see when you see people? When we see …