A Prayer Prompted by Mark 2

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for sending Jesus to us who experienced what we experience and went through what we go through.  He gives us a way to truly relate to God.

We thank you also that while here on earth he exercised divine authority. In doing so he shows us that he truly is God as well as a perfect man.

Help us to be more like him in desiring to see sinners saved.  Help us to never consider ourselves too good for someone else. Help us to never see ourselves as better than those around us. Help us to serve them well in order to better serve you.

Let us remain flexible, eager to grow and change for the better so that we can continuously be used by you.  If you should decide to do something new and exciting, we want to be a part of it.

Help us to recognize when you are working in our lives. We need and truly want to be effective in our service to you and your kingdom.  We ask you to mold our hearts, our attitudes, our character and our desires.

Conform us to the image of Christ,

Amen.

 

Matthew 3 Verse by Verse

Matt photoAll four Gospels mention John the Baptist and his ministry of preparing the way for Jesus.  Today we look at John and the baptism of Christ.

Matthew 03.pdf

Matthew 03.mp3

Matthew 1 Verse by Verse

Matt photoIn this first chapter Matthew give us some foundational material regarding Jesus Christ the son of David, son of Abraham, our Savior.

Matthew 01.pdf                 

Matthew 01.mp3

Palmer St. Podcast: The Person of Christ

God the Son walked the earth and shared our struggles.  A real man, Jesus Christ, one of our own kind, will reign over the entire universe forever because He is also truly God.  He invites us to reign with him.

Christmas 2013.mp3

Christmas 2013.pptx

Christmas 2013.pdf

Palmer St. Podcast: Understanding Christ’s Priesthood

A priest in the Bible is a go-between, mediator, intercessor, or a liaison – someone to stand between people and God.  The Bible says we need someone like this because unholy people cannot stand before a perfectly holy God on their own merit.  Jesus is the perfect Man for the job.

Hebrews05a.mp3

Hebrews 05a.pdf

Hebrews 05a.pptx

Palmer St. Podcast: Becoming Holy

What is holiness anyway? From dictionary.com:

  1. 1. the quality or state of being holy; sanctity
  2. a title of the pope

How about sanctity?

  1. “holiness…” (This isn’t getting us very far.)

Hebrews04.mp3

Hebrews 04.pdf

Hebrews 04.pptx

Palmer St. Podcast: Exactly the Savior We Need

In the midst of our deepest troubles, it’s understandable to think that God is distant.  Understandable, but wrong.  God is not far away.  He has done literally everything to bridge the gap between the human race and Himself.  There is no longer any need for distance between you and the God who loves you.  Jesus – God the Son – crossed over to our side to lead us back over to His side.  That’s just one reason the Lord Jesus Christ is exactly the Savior that we need.

Hebrews 02.mp3

Hebrews 02.pdf

Hebrews 02.pptx