The Twist in Zechariah

Zechariah is full of references to the character of God and abundant in prophecies of the Messiah.  Much of these Messianic prophecies are about how he will come, gather his people, defeat his enemies, and set up the New Jerusalem (Rev 21-22).  Yet there is a bit of a twist in these prophecies, Jeremiah also…

On Top of the Mountain

Strong spiritual experiences are awesome.  Like getting to the top of a mountain and being blown away by the view, so God uses these spiritual mountaintops to greatly impact us.  Yet if we simply stay on the top of the mountain, we have not fully grasped the reason why God gives us these times.  He…

Singleness and Dating

Ok, ya’ll… as the Pastor of Young Adults at Parkview, this topic comes up all the time!  I have put my talk notes from this past week below on singleness and dating.  This is my humble attempt at tackling the subject from a biblical point of view.  I cover marriage, creation–fall–redemption, relationships, contentment, and idols that…

Jesus Feeds the 5,000

                              This week’s Bible study is on relying on Jesus for big things.  As in the story of the feeding of the 5,000 in Luke 9, we need to trust in Jesus to do great things–and He will… but sometimes only…

Jesus: The Ultimate Object of Trust

The events in Japan this week remind us how we live in a world that seems to be out of control–where senseless death, disaster, and pain happen all the time (or so it seems in our gut reactions after a tragedy).  But the Bible affirms that God is in control of it all, and somehow (as…