Joy Comes from the Promise — Bob Whitaker (17 Dec 2017)

The prophet Isaiah gives his people a wonderful promise: “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given…” This promise is the source of their/our joy because that child is Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Prince of Peace.

Love and Realism — Bob Whitaker (30 Mar 2014)

Jesus was the incarnation of divine love but it was not the sloppy notion of love that we often hear about today. When he instructed the disciples to love one another he knew it was a difficult assignment that would involve complicated choices. When he said that God was a loving heavenly father who would […]

You Are Loved by God–Bob Whitaker (4 Aug 2013)

God disciplines those he loves through punishment, but his purpose is restoration and he will not allow the punishment to last forever. God loved Israel enough to restore them. God loves us enough to draw us back when we wander into sin. The ultimate expression of God’s love for us is the person of Jesus […]