In Exodus 3 we read about Moses’ encounter with God at the burning bush. From the beginning of this book it is apparent to the reader that Moses is someone God is grooming to be a useful servant. Unfortunately, Moses doesn’t think he is a worthy candidate for service. He’s full of excuses for why […]
My family recently moved out of California, and one of the primary reasons for doing so related to the desire to get our children out of a state that Kari and I didn’t believe offered them a bright future. There is no perfect state in our country, we know that, but we did what we […]
Topic: “Perilous Times” Speaker: Jim Lloyd Date: Feb. 16th, 2020 Text: 2 Timothy 3:1-5 (NASB): 1You can be certain that in the last days there will be some very hard times. 2People will love only themselves and money. They will be proud, stuck-up, rude, and disobedient to their parents. They will also be ungrateful, godless, 3heartless, and […]
Topic: “The Light of the Gospel” Speaker: Jim Lloyd Date: Feb. 2nd, 2020 Text: 2 Corinthians 4:6 (NASB): 6 The Scriptures say, “God commanded light to shine in the dark.” Now God is shining in our hearts to let you know that his glory is seen in Jesus Christ.
Topic: “The Morning Dew” Speaker: Jim Lloyd Date: Jan. 19th, 2020 Text: Hosea 6:4 (NASB): 4What shall I do with you, O Ephraim? What shall I do with you, O Judah? For your loyalty is like a morning cloud And like the dew which goes away early.
Topic: ““Downward Mobility” Speaker: Jim Lloyd Date: Jan. 5th, 2020 Text: Philippians 2: 5-11 (NASB): 5and think the same way that Christ Jesus thought: 6Christ was truly God. But he did not try to remain equal with God. 7Instead he gave up everything and became a slave, when he became like one of us. 8Christ was humble. He […]
Reading the greetings and salutations of Paul in his various letters we gain insight into the fact that both Jewish and Gentile women played a prominent role in the church and were among Paul’s most loyal supporters. This should come as no surprise as we see Jesus also received His support from various women. Luke […]
Topic: “Waiting” Speaker: Jim Lloyd Date: 12-15-19 Text: Romans 8: 19-25 (NASB): 19In fact, all creation is eagerly waiting for God to show who his children are. 20 Meanwhile, creation is confused, but not because it wants to be confused. God made it this way in the hope 21that creation would be set free from decay and would […]
Paul frequently compared the Christian experience to war. He refers to Christians as “soldiers” and charges us to “fight the good fight of faith” (1 Timothy 6:12). In 1 Timothy 1:18-19 Paul charged Timothy to “wage the good warfare, holding faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected, concerning the faith and have suffered […]
Topic: “You Are Beautiful” Speaker: Jim Lloyd Date: 12-01-19 Text: Romans 5: 6-11 (NASB): 6For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. 8But God demonstrates His own love toward us, […]