July 11, 2021
- Larry Sundin
- Rock Springs Reboot
- 1 Peter
- in Christ
- Ephesians 4:1-3
February 11, 2020
There is a Place for You in His Story! You see Matthew wrote this genealogy to tell us that anyone can find a place in God’s story. You may be the overlooked runt of the litter, like David; or a three-time loser, like Abraham. You may have a disgraceful past, like Manasseh; or shameful history like Tamar, Rahab or Bathsheba. But that’s why God chose Jesus to be the center of His story. So that we would see that no one is outside the mercy and grace of God that’s found in Jesus.
July 16, 2019
Noah is a remarkable model of what it means to live by faith. He believed God’s Word concerning judgment about things not yet seen, so he responded in obedience and built the ark. But he didn’t build the ark out of fear of judgment, but out of his reverential fear of the God he knew. And he kept at it for 120 years even though no one else believed. He lived by faith. And so God rewarded him.
October 9, 2018
Before we can be a blessing, we need to BE WITH JESUS. Why? Because Jesus says, if you follow Him He will transform your life. He will make you into a fisher of men. He will make you into a blessing.
September 23, 2018
You no longer have to be defined by your mistakes, your selfishness or your sins. You don’t have to live there anymore. Leave it behind and go with God into the new life He gives you:a life where you can be your true self – a life where you are free to live as His beloved and love others as God has loved you. This is why Jesus set you free – not so you can do what you’ve always wanted to do – but so you can now do what you were created to do – to bring God glory!
May 8, 2018
God’s faithfulness to us is dependent upon His character. And that’s good news. We are prone to wander, even though we’ve been delivered from the power of the flesh by the blood of Christ, the flesh in us still works to reclaim its power over us. The flesh in us still wants to lead us, call the shots and get us to live by the flesh rather than by faith. So sometimes we will sin, sometimes we might even walk away from God for a season. But God will never walk away from us.
September 7, 2017
Humility and service are the benchmarks of a Christ follower. You and I have a place in God’s story. And Joseph shows us how to play our part. No matter where you find yourself, you can just walk with the God who is for you, and serve with whatever gifts and talents God has given you.
August 20, 2017
God who formed your heart, wants to be reunited with you. The Father wants you to know Him. The Father wants you to be with Him in an eternal relationship. Your relationship with Him is the number one thing on His heart. Like Joseph, we were lost and He’s done everything in His power to bring you home to Him. That’s why He sent Jesus. This is the gospel in a nut shell: For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. 1 Peter 3:18 Nothing heals a broken heart more than being reunited with the one you love.
August 8, 2017
Can there be a more beautiful picture of reconciliation than this? There is no animosity in Joseph, only grace. No more separation, but embrace. No more hiding, but total acceptance. No more guilt, just tears of joy. After 22 years of brokenness due to jealousy and hatred, God’s family was whole again. And their future is secure.
August 1, 2017
God has forced them to come to grips with their sin. Why? Because He loves them too much to leave them the way they are. At this point they are totally lost. “Their hearts sank” And that’s good thing. Because that is what God’s discipline is meant to do. It’s meant to bring us to the end of ourselves so that God can change us.