In today’s edition of Words of Grace, we share a message from Pastor Winslett from Psalm 85, a beautiful hymn highlighting themes of captivity, forgiveness, and revival. While it certainly spoke to issues the writer faced in his time, as with many Psalms, the ultimate and final fulfillment is in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In today’s episode of Words of Grace, we emphasize what, at times and contrary to our wishes, is a struggle in the emotional aspect of loving God the way we want to. How can we grow in this? Ben Winslett shares biblical insight into the concept of loving God as well as two methods of growing in our affection for Him.
There is a proper place for mourning after a tragedy. Sometimes people feel ashamed to mourn and there are even times when people are scolded for it. But it’s a proper part of the healing process though the sting of loss never fully goes away.
In today’s broadcast, we share the first half of a message from Matthew chapter 14 and our Lord Jesus’ response to the death of John the Baptist, which was to go to God in solitude and pray.
What Makes You Complete? People look to all sorts of worldly things to make them complete – in vain. But the child of God has real completeness in Christ! The same Christ in whom dwelt all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
John 1 includes an interesting statement that at first glance can be rather puzzling. The Apostle writes that we have received grace for grace. We know the Bible emphatically declares we’re saved by grace, but what does this language mean, “grace for grace”? Tune in to this weekend’s edition of Words of Grace to learn.
One of the most prevalent and symbolic themes of the New Testament is that of the cross. This is for good reason, as the Lord gave His life upon a cross. Therefore salvation was accomplished on a cross. And so if Christianity had a theme or a logo, some symbol to represent it as a worldview or a belief system, it would be that of a cross, a crucifix. This is why that’s exactly what we find in encyclopedic and media references to Christianity – pictures of a cross – when the faith is being discussed.
Today on Words of Grace we want to spend some time reflecting on the cross. First of all, how it was an emblem of the suffering and work of Christ as far as words go. But also what took place on the cross, both in terms of Jesus suffering and the salvation that He provided. Lastly, there’s a lesson for each of us to consider when we look at the cross, as Jesus commanded us to take up our own crosses and follow Him!
Continuing our brief series from the words of Christ in Matthew 16, we consider His awesome and historic proclamation that He would build His church. Fathom that! Jesus built an organization, an assembly, in which people could worship and experience His presence. And, the gates of Hell would never prevail against it!
A strong statement of God’s sovereignty in salvation is made in John chapter 17. The Lord Jesus, while praying to His Father, reveals He has power over all flesh that He may give eternal life to all His Father gave Him. Join us for this sermon on John 17:1-5.