From Sound Bites To Sound Doctrine

by Matt Harkey

A sound bite culture can be a dangerous world. We live in a world of sound bites and marketable slogans. Thanks to the Internet age and advancements in technology we are now able to quickly and effectively transmit information at incalculable speeds. With a mere swipe of the finger and tap of the app we […]

An Outcome of Christ’s Sacrifice

by Matt Harkey

What was the outcome of Christ’s sacrifice? Well there wasn’t just one. We could search the New Testament and find multiple results of Christ’s death on the cross. In Hebrews 9:12 we read of one, however, as the author writes: “[Christ] did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered […]

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood or Boz?

by Matt Harkey

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Boz, two programs for kids, one secular, another “Christian.” Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is a PBS Kids television series production. Boz is produced by Exclaim Entertainment, LLC, that envisions creating “high-quality Christian programming for children.” My son and I watched episodes of both programs the other day. Though I’ve seen maybe 10 episodes of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, my […]

The Superior Son on David’s Throne

by Matt Harkey

If a good father had children in a room, some were his and others were not, and he was asked to respond to the question, “which are most important to you?”, how would he respond? His own kids. And why? Because they share a unique relationship with the father. So it is with Jesus. He […]

Jesus: The Light of the World

by Ben Averitt

John 12:46 I have come as a light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me would not remain in darkness. The first observation I make here is Jesus’ admission that all people who believe not in Him are living “in darkness”. And as long as unbelievers chose not to believe in Jesus, […]

I Will Draw All People to Myself

by Ben Averitt

What if I told you that everything related to your salvation depended on God? I’m willing to speculate that most of us would readily agree with that proposition. Yet, if I then asked you if God sovereignly saves some people but not all people…well, most people aren’t ready to say that, feeling that somehow, we […]

An Actual & Absolute Savior

by Matt Harkey

In Hebrews 7:25 we read the words: Therefore, He is always able to save those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to intercede for them. (HCSB) It is on the basis[1] of Jesus’ endless life and permanent priesthood that the author can say those relevant words in v. 25. What may […]

Completing our Praise in the Congregation

by Matt Harkey

The psalmist, David, writes in Psalm 34:1-3 (ESV). . . 1     I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 2    My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. 3    Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together! Let me draw […]

D-Groups entry #1 2015

by Matt Harkey

If you were to ask me, “What is the most significant aspect of your ministry to the young adults?” I’d answer: D-Groups. Let me tell you why… Before Christ ascended to heaven he left his disciples with a task…a task of discipleship. Specifically, Jesus commanded, “Go, therefore, and make disciples . . .” (Matt 28:19). In carrying […]

2015 Old Testament Scripture Reading Plan

by Ben Averitt

2015 Old Testament Scripture Reading Plan- As we celebrate this advent season of 2014, and give thanks to God for the Cross upon which the Son of God freely gave His life, let’s remember to purposefully think about and to give thanks for the freedom we now have that enables us to live for HIS […]