KNOW – 1Thessalonians

KNOW – 1 THESSALONIANS WHO GOD IS: Avenger of Wickedness & Rescuer of the Faithful “God’s wrath has overtaken them at last.” 1 Thessalonians 2:16 “Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath that is coming.” 1 Thessalonians 1:10 Wrath can be a scary thing. It is not just an emotion of anger, but it is […]

KNOW – James

KNOW – JAMES WHO GOD IS: Unchanging God “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17 Consistency is one thing children need from their parents in order to grow into healthy adults: consistency in providing for physical needs; consistency in […]

KNOW – Galatians

KNOW – GALATIANS WHO GOD IS: Promise Maker & Promise Keeper “For if the inheritance comes by the law, it no longer comes by promise; but God gave it to Abraham by a promise” Galatians 3:18 God is both a Promise-Maker and a Promise-Keeper, which assures us that he is totally trustworthy. One of God’s […]

KNOW – Philemon

KNOW – PHILEMON WHO GOD IS “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Philemon 3 Following the naming of sender and recipient, a standard Ancient Greek letter would begin with chairein—“Greetings!” In his letters, Paul restyled this opening into a prayer for his readers to receive grace (charis) […]


DISCIPLESHIP Matt 28:19 — Go therefore and make disciples of all nations… This final command of Jesus is familiar to many—so familiar, we forget to consider whether we really understand what it means. In particular, what exactly is a “disciple”? Is it just another way of describing someone who is a Christian? Or is a […]


Habakkuk What does living by faith look like during times when we don’t understand what God is doing in the world around us? If we’re being honest, this is a challenge that most of us have to wrestle with: what does it really look like to live by faith and trust in God when we […]


Jesus said “I am…” When someone asks which Gospel to read in order to get to know Jesus, the answer often given is John. This is a great place to start to get a picture of Jesus’ ministry, and His teachings. John is easy to understand, and yet because of that it is easy miss […]

Bible Overview

Bible overview In short, the Bible is a story of the Kingdom of God. After God creates a perfect world, humans chose to trust their own judgment over and above God’s. This brought sin into the world. The following chapters of Genesis show that this sin is like a virus that infects all humans. Without […]