A very helpful article on the practical applications and meaning of bearing our cross by Chris Castaldo....Keep Reading
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In the Lord's Prayer, Jesus teaches his disciples to pray, "lead us not into temptation" and near the end of his life, Jesus calls them to "pray that you may not enter into temptation." This should lead believers today to ask what temptation is, and how God uses prayer to combat it....
We live in a #mefirst culture. But lest we think the disciples who spent time with Jesus were any different, we see how on the last night of Jesus’s life with them before the cross, they begin to argue among themselves who is the greatest. Jesus takes the time to show them who is truly great, and what true greatness is....
In Luke 12:22, Jesus is reminding us of our value to him, so much more than other things of creation. He provides for those other things, so why are we anxious about those things that we can’t ultimately control? Jesus concludes Luke 12 with the call, “Seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.” What does it mean to seek his kingdom? ...
We should spend ourselves, no matter how many years we have left, waiting purposefully for Jesus return by working for his glory. Luke 9-19 points to a number of ways we can do this. Today, we will focus on how as we wait, we should be about the business of being good stewards of what he has entrusted to us....
We should spend ourselves, no matter how many years we have left, waiting purposefully for Jesus return by working for his glory. Luke 9-19 points to a number of ways we can do this. Today, we will focus on how as we wait, we should be about the business of showing mercy toward those in need. ...
Seven things we can pray for from 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 for Hope Fellowship....Keep Reading
We discussed how to Talk to your Kids about the Sermon today in our Adult Community at College Church by Joe Holland. We used it as a jumping off point to talk about how to listen to and gain from the sermons we hear....Keep Reading
The new song we sang last night by Mike Magnussen, "We are the Body" from Ephesians 4....Keep Reading
Dietrich Bonhoeffer writes in Life Together about fellowship and how we must speak God's Word to one another. ...Keep Reading
Last week in our Sunday morning gathering we looked at Justin Taylor's chapter on Abortion from the new book, Don't Call it A Comeback: The Old Faith for a New Day Listen to a sermon that Justin preached on Sanctity of Life Sunday in St. Charles IL at New Covenant Bible Church titled, How Should We Then Live? Abortion, Gospel and God....Keep Reading
Download flyers to give to friends and neighbors for our January 22 gathering at the Lombard Community Building....Keep Reading
From the Crossway.com blog: Practicing Hospitality, Pat Ennis and Lisa Tatlock ...Keep Reading
If you are like me, you are always looking for something to share with family members who will be gathering for Christmas in order to talk about Jesus and the hope we have in Him. I wrote the following story, "A Question for Christmas" for a group of 3rd grade girls' "Christmas Cocoa" that a wonderful family at College Church hosted on Saturday, December 17, 201...Keep Reading