Colossians, though not Paul’s longest work by far, is extremely rich in Christology, to say the least. From chapter 1, we learn that Jesus was God incarnate, the creator of all things, the ruler of the universe, and the head of the church. In this edition of Words of Grace, we share a recent message from Flint River on these powerful statements of Christology.
Radio broadcast for October 25, 2021 Continue reading “The Real Christ”
We continue our series from the last two weeks on salvation, considering Paul’s statement that saved people are “His workmanship,” and that we have been saved “unto good works.” Continue reading “His Workmanship | Ephesians 2:10”
Concluding our series on the life of King David, we consider a passage of scripture which refers to itself as his last words. Though the meaning of that label is debated, its message is not. Despite having a life of ups and downs, triumphs and failures, God had made an everlasting covenant with David and that was all his salvation and all his hope.
Radio broadcast for October 17, 2021. Continue reading “The Last Words of David”
A continuation of last week’s message, we consider the “flip side of the coin” in the conclusion of Jesus’ interaction with the Rich Young Ruler. While salvation is impossible with men, all things are possible with God! Indeed, He saves us by His grace. Continue reading “All Things Are Possible With God!”
Of the many stories in David’s life that foreshadowed an aspect of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, the blessing of Mephibosheth ranks at the top of the list. Seeking to honor the memory of his dear friend Jonathan, David performs an unprecedented act of kindness upon Mephibosheth, Jonathan’s remaining heir, a disabled man.
Radio broadcast for October 10, 2021. Continue reading “The Blessing of Mephibosheth”
An interesting exchange of words took place between the Lord Jesus and a character know as the rich young ruler, as recorded in the gospel accounts. The young man mistakenly believed in salvation by good works, and Jesus absolutely tears down that false premise in a very powerful way. How then are sinners saved? Well, with men this is impossible. But not with God; for with God, all things are possible. Continue reading “Impossible”
Psalm 69 highlights one event of suffering in David’s life, as he faced persecution for his faith. But much of this special Psalm has a Greater David in mind, who suffered in a greater way for the salvation of Zion, the Lord Jesus Christ. Continue reading “A Psalm of Suffering”
Many times, the way of this world is to seek vengeance upon one’s enemies. This is true for all people, but especially true in ancient monarchies, when the throne could be won by might. Returning to the life of David, in today’s broadcast we consider three examples when David refused to indulge in vengeance on Saul, his family, and their military forces. Continue reading “To Avenge Or Not To Avenge”
We know we are to trust in God, but sometimes things in life make us afraid. What do we do in those moments? We consider that in today’s message. Continue reading “When I’m Afraid”
One of the most tragic and painful accounts in all the Bible is that of David and Bathsheba. Rather than the hero we’ve known him to be throughout his life, David – in a period of personal idleness – lusts after a woman and sins. Worse, he conspires to cover it up before committing the ultimate act of desperation: murder. In this week’s edition of Words of Grace, Ben Winslett shares the story and brings several observations to our attention.
Radio broadcast for September 26, 2021 Continue reading “When Good Men Fall”