The story of God’s reluctant prophet Jonah and his failed attempt to flee from God is one of the most well-known stories in the Bible that has much to say about God’s character of grace of mercy, and foreshadows Jesus and His death and resurrection.
Craig Schafer recounts the story of David and Goliath, teaching that like David fought the battle for all of Israel, Jesus alone fought the battle for our souls and won.
Here in part 7, Pastor Donnie takes a fresh look at Joshua and the battle of Jericho.
What do you do when you don’t know what to do? We’ve all been there, and the Israelites were definitely there when they were trapped between the Red Sea in front and the Egyptian army chasing them from behind. After fear overcame them, they finally did what was needful … in desperation, they cried out to the Lord for help.
How can lesser humans understand who an all-powerful, all-knowing God is, what Yahweh is like? The 10 plagues that God used to judge Egypt do much to reveal how much greater the God of the people of Israel is than any of the pantheon of gods that were worshipped in Egypt at the time of the Exodus.
How is Jesus pictured in the Old Testament story of Moses and the burning bush? Pastor Donnie takes a close look at that remarkable story in Exodus and how God showed up then for Moses and His people, and how Jesus shows up for us today.
Pastor Donnie takes a look at the account of Abraham and Isaac in Genesis 21 and 22, and how God used them to to foreshadow the sacrifice of His Son Jesus on that same mountain hundreds of years later.
How does the story of Abram leaving all he knew to settle in a new land remind us of Jesus? In part 2 of “Bible Stories,” Pastor Donnie looks at the life of Abram to find the answer.
The Bible is full of big, epic stories that give us a sense of how big our God is and remind us to trust Him. These stories point us toward Jesus and are a part of an even larger story – a story so big that it sweeps us into it as well. Here in part 1, Pastor Donnie takes a fresh look at the account of creation in Genesis and tells us how Jesus can be found there “in the beginning.”
Christianity is a team sport. In Ephesians chapter 4, we are told the goal of this Christian life, both individually and together as believers in the body of Christ.
What do we mean when we say we exist to “help people become fully alive in Christ?” Pastor Donnie takes a fresh look at the heartbeat behind our mission as a church.
In the final two verses of the Book of James, Jesus’ half-brother encourages believers to engage in a Christian search and rescue mission when a fellow believer goes astray.