May 2017

Trust In His Presence

We can trust in God’s presence. He remains with us in both prosperity and adversity. ]



Trust In His Plan

As Joseph trusted that God would accomplish the plan revealed to Joseph through his dreams, God continues to be trustworthy about accomplishing His plan in our lives.   This message was presented by First Christian Church of Chicago’s mission partner to South Africa, Steve Zimmerman. Find out more about his ministry at sacmonline.org/



Be The Church

When Jesus was on this earth, he addressed the physical and spiritual needs of people. He left a physical manifestation of his body on earth to continue his work — you and I. We are his body to help hurting people.



Don’t Stay That Way

God loves you just the way you are, but he loves you too much to leave you that way. When we stay connected to God, he will bring about growth. But how do we remain connected?



April 2017

There Are No Perfect People

The rules say: don’t tell them too much, don’t be real or vulnerable. Yet these rules keep us stuck.   God has changes the rules: His new family is a family of authenticity that helps us discover what God really intend for us.



Come As You Are

Grace is the centerline of Christianity. When we don’t embrace grace it causes us to continue to be trapped in a cycle of sin-death. But God embraced us with grace, and called us to be channels of His grace through acceptance of others.



Resurrection Hope

The cross is not the end of the story. Although Satan may have thought he had the victory. Sunday was coming. The Sunday hope of resurrection is a message for us.



King: To Whom Your Allegiance Belongs

Jesus did not come to be Savior. He came as Savior to be Lord.   His rule and kingship in our lives was first foretold in Genesis 49, and celebrated in his coronation on Palm Sunday.



March 2017

Presence

God met Jacob in Bethel and that place became a place of worship. God promises that since his presence is always with his people everywhere we are can be a place of worship.



Deceit

Many of the characters of the Bible are subject to deceit. We are as well. But the comforting truth is that God’s plan is never hijacked by deception. His purposes will always be worked out.



Chosen

Our culture says choose the best, the brightest, the fastest, and the biggest. But when God chooses He tends to choose the unconventional, the unlikely. That is the pattern of the Kingdom.



Sacrifice

God still provides a lamb so his people will live.   Abraham’s one and only son whom he loved was delivered from the ultimate sacrifice. God’s Son was not. But by His sacrifice we were delivered.