The Power of the Gospel — Bob Whitaker (16 Oct 2016)

In Romans 1:8-17 the Apostle Paul says that there is power in the gospel. How is the gospel the power of God? Consider these words: salvation, redemption, deliverance, resurrection, eternal life. Those are powerful words! Let’s think together about why Paul makes this declaration and what it means for us today.

The Good News as Justice — Bob Whitaker (16 Aug 2015)

From Luke 4:14-22. This week we will return to our theme passage and consider how the good news is about justice. In the words of the prophet Amos, “Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream.”

The Good News as Compassion — Bob Whitaker (9 Aug 2015)

From Luke 4:14-22. This week we return to our theme passage and consider how the good news is about compassion. Scripture teaches that God is the protector of the poor and needy. So, how are we called to participate in this particular activity of God?

The Good News as Redemption — Bob Whitaker (2 Aug 2015)

The good news about Jesus Christ is massive. Not only is it for everyone, it is about everything. As Christ followers, it is our responsibility to discover how to apply the good news to all of life. For the next three Sundays, we are going consider the expansive nature of the good news concerning Jesus […]

Practical Christian Wisdom — Bob Whitaker (3 May 2015)

1 Timothy 1:12-17. I & II Timothy and Titus have been called the Pastoral Epistles because they were written to individuals in pastoral ministry rather than to a church. Despite the differences between these and Paul’s other letters, there is still much to be learned here for the Christian community. We could all use some […]

The Gospel Has No “Easy Button” — Bob Whitaker (26 Jan 2014)

Luke 9:51-62 When Jesus called his disciples to “come and follow,” he did not suggest that their life would become easy. He actually suggested that discipleship came at a great cost but that the investment paid eternal dividends. There are many famous authors who have addressed the cost of discipleship and many more who have […]