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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
We all know the epic account of David and Goliath. As one old preacher commented when introducing this passage in a sermon, “David always wins.” Familiar as it may be, this passage is extremely encouraging and there are many practical lessons we can derive from it. Join us for this message, a continuation of our radio series on King David.
Radio broadcast for September 19, 2021. Continue reading “David and Goliath”
Some define integrity as doing the right thing when no one is looking. In today’s broadcast, we revisit the life of David once again to consider two stories in which David walks in mature integrity, choosing to do right even when it would have benefitted him to do otherwise. Continue reading “Integrity”
In his run from king Saul, David came across a dastardly character named Nabal. Unreasonable, foolish, rude, and equally wealthy, Nabal’s sinful behavior would finally be judged by God after his encounter with the man after God’s own heart, the future king David.
Radio broadcast for September 5, 2021. Continue reading “Don’t be a Nabal”
A popular Christian slogan in contemporary times is “Let go and let God.” But is this the best way to express encouragement in times of trial? We think not – for the simple reason that human beings cannot “let” God do anything, for He is sovereign. Learn a more biblical way to express this truth in today’s program.
Radio broadcast for August 29, 2021. Continue reading “Letting Go and “Letting” God??”
Disciples of Christ are to be forgiving people. In fact, God’s dealings with us as sons, as it relates to chastening, is often administered consistently with our willingness to forgive others. This is a sobering motivation to be more forgiving. In today’s broadcast, we consider 5 thoughts to help us grow in our ability to forgive.
Radio broadcast for August 22, 2021. Continue reading “Growing in Forgiveness”