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For the Christian, the resurrection of Jesus Christ is more than a religious belief. It is an historical event upon which all of life can be built with confidence. If Jesus rose from the dead, then all the Scriptures can be trusted. It takes more faith to reject the resurrection than to accept it. Speaker: … Continue reading True →…
 
You don’t have to pick up your Bible and wonder whether or not what you are reading was what was actually inspired and written. It is God’s word for you today, and it can be trusted. Speaker: Sean Scribner Series: The Good Book Scripture: II Peter 3:15-17על ידי Elizabeth City Evangelical Methodist Church
 
Revelation is personal, historical, and scriptural. It is also canonical. God wants to be known and is knowable. The canon of scripture ensures he is knowable to every generation. Speaker: Sean Scribner Series: The Good Book Scripture: Matthew 22:29על ידי Elizabeth City Evangelical Methodist Church
 
God has revealed himself in the world, to the world. Through words, deeds, and the incarnation itself, God has made himself known. The record of his revelation has come to us in the form of the inspired Scriptures. Speaker: Sean Scribner Series: The Good Book Scripture: II Timothy 3:14-17על ידי Elizabeth City Evangelical Methodist Church
 
The authentication of true Christian spirituality is when the Holy Spirit’s operation and influence in your life is manifested through his gifts, his services, and his energies to the glory of Christ and the benefit of his body. It’s not all about you. He, and we, over me. Speaker: Sean Scribner Series: We Over Me Scripture: … Continue reading For …
 
Your time in this life as a Christian is not meant to be spent living for yourself, playing it safe on the sidelines. As humble recipients of his grace and mercy, you are to live every moment of life in light of his imminent return, employing all your lives for his purposes and glory. Speaker: … Continue reading Faithful With Investments →…
 
With his dying breath, Jesus made provision for those who drew near—provision that took shape in the form of persons given to one another. To be saved is to be part of a family, and the expression of that reality by necessity occurs within a localized gathering of people with deep, mutual, interdependent ties of … Continue reading Given to One Anot…
 
God’s mysterious plan from before the beginning of time to reconcile people to himself and one another has been entrusted to the church. It is in the corporate gathering of God’s people where the message of people reconciled to one another is enfleshed. Speaker: Sean Scribner Series: We Over Me Scripture: Ephesians 3:1-13…
 
Suffering is not incompatible with blessing, but is actually an opportunity for both blessing and witness. The people of God are called to fear nothing but God and be a bold, audible, and visual witness for Jesus. Speaker: Sean Scribner Series: Influencers Scripture: I Peter 3:13-17על ידי Elizabeth City Evangelical Methodist Church
 
The apostle Paul shared all possible truth with all possible people in all possible ways—the whole gospel to the whole region with his whole strength. This is the type of influencer you and I are called to be. Speaker: Sean Scribner Series: Influencers Scripture: I Corinthians 9:19-23על ידי Elizabeth City Evangelical Methodist Church
 
The lesson of the beatitudes is that those who embody the values of God’s Kingdom will be blessed. But Jesus goes on to insist that those who are blessed must be agents of change in a world that is dying and in darkness, bringing glory and honor to God. Speaker: Sean Scribner Series: Influencers Scripture: Matthew … Continue reading Salt and Light …
 
In this one vision, John is seeing what has been, what is, and what is to come. It’s a panorama of salvation history past, present, and future, revealing that the purpose behind God’s creating and redeeming work—which has been inaugurated, but not yet consummated—is that people might know, love, adore, and worship the Father through … Continue read…
 
The salvation offered by God is more than a transaction done for us, but the whole life of God offered to us and in us. Justification, regeneration, sanctification, holiness, new life—these are all the things the Father does for us and in us through his Son and Spirit. We are more than justified sinners. We … Continue reading Children of the Father…
 
At creation, the self-sufficient, 3-in-1 God, out of love, made room within himself for others who are not himself. Through the Son and by the Holy Spirit, the Father is working to restore that which has been lost. When we, by faith, say yes to his gracious offer of salvation, we’re not getting some impersonal … Continue reading A Triune Salvation …
 
Peter’s message to a people undergoing adversity is to not allow those things to rob them of their joy or distort their perspective. Remember all God has done for you. Keep your eyes fixed on the inheritance that awaits you. Don’t lose sight of the greatness of salvation or the responsibilities that accompany it. Speaker: … Continue reading An Amaz…
 
When the Holy Spirit has access to your heart and transforms you into the likeness of Christ, and all the masks you hide behind are removed, he will use you, and the sweet fragrance of your life, however pressed, to bring glory to God and reach the world with the gospel. Speaker: Sean Scribner Series: Citronella … Continue reading The Person Behind…
 
Because we are all works in progress, we who make up the church can’t expect to always agree on things. For good-willed people who agree on the essentials, the question isn’t if differences and disagreements will arise, but when—and when they do, how will they be handled? Speaker: Sean Scribner Series: Citronella Church Scripture: Acts 15:36-41…
 
The Bible is not ignorant of the issues that trouble human relationships, nor is it dismissive of the types of failures the church is capable of. God’s word provides everything we need to be all we are called to be: a community where truth in love reigns supreme. Speaker: Sean Scribner Series: Citronella Church Scripture: Acts … Continue reading A …
 
That Jesus is the resurrection and the life means that your relationship to him today will determine your experience of eternity tomorrow. If life for you ends today without Jesus, all that remains is a permanent second death. But if you believe in him now, and every other now until the end, you will LIVE, … Continue reading The Resurrection and th…
 
As the True Vine, Jesus Christ is the true and better Israel, the one producing fruit his Father the Vinedresser desires. He is the one who was obedient unto death. He supersedes the temple, all the Jewish feasts, even Moses himself. Now he supersedes historical Israel as the locus of the new covenant people of … Continue reading The True Vine →…
 
Jesus is the only way to the Father because he is the Truth of God and the Life of God in the flesh. He saves by who he is and all that he does, and there is no other way to heaven than through him. Speaker: Sean Scribner Series: I Am Scripture: John 14:1-6על ידי Elizabeth City Evangelical Methodist Church
 
There is no safer, more secure, more rich or satisfying life than life as part of the flock of Jesus. Despite all the promises of the world, the flesh, and the devil, only Jesus provides the life we were created for and our hearts truly desire, and he does so freely at the ultimate cost … Continue reading The Good Shepherd, Part 2 →…
 
The exhortation of the scriptures is to entrust our hearts to Jesus, who tends, feeds, and secures his flock through devoted undershepherds who rightly divide the word of truth, but also rightly live it day in and day out. Speaker: Sean Scribner Series: I Am Scripture: John 10:1-5על ידי Elizabeth City Evangelical Methodist Church
 
Jesus Christ is God’s special revelation, unique in how he alone reveals and exposes both the truth about God and the truth about us. He is God’s personal, saving presence in action, and he invites all who live in darkness to come to him, walk in the light he is and provides, and be transformed … Continue reading The Light of the World →…
 
The point of the sign and reenactment and ensuing discussion of the feeding of the multitudes is not that Jesus provides food, but that Jesus IS food. He is the one who mediates the very life of God, life that truly satisfies, life that is imperishable and never ends. Speaker: Sean Scribner Series: I Am Scripture: … Continue reading The Bread of Li…
 
For people of faith living in this broken world, the whole story of Lazarus teaches that it’s not just the things Jesus does that reveal his heart, but sometimes it’s the things he doesn’t do. Neither his permitting of suffering nor his delay in relieving it is ever in conflict with his love for you. … Continue reading Raising a Dead Man →…
 
Despite appearances, God is at work in and through your experiences of suffering. It is possible that the things in your life that cause the worst distress are the very things in which God wants to reveal his glory the most. He wants to reveal himself to you and through you. Speaker: Sean Scribner Series: That … Continue reading Healing a Blind Man…
 
As you and I find ourselves engulfed in the torrents and swells of life in this broken world, Jesus comes into the midst of it all, walking on top of it all, to make himself known. It takes faith to see him coming atop the waves and hear him calling through the darkness—faith that is … Continue reading Walking on Water →…
 
In every circumstance you find yourself in, Jesus sees, knows, and plans to produce and cultivate faith in you. He is greater than all who have come before him and all who have ever come since. He hasn’t come for you to mold him to your earthly plans and purposes, but to incorporate you into … Continue reading Feeding 5,000 →…
 
Only Jesus can touch and heal the real issues at the heart of every person. He wants you to trust his word, to know he is at work in your life, and that he will use you to bring glory to himself, which always results in the salvation of another. Speaker: Sean Scribner Series: That You … Continue reading Healing a Sick Man →…
 
Have you come to Jesus with need, only for your prayer to go unanswered, or for you to feel ignored, perhaps even rebuked? Don’t lose faith! Follow the signs in his word which point straight to his heart for you. Don’t wait to trust him until after he performs your miracle. Take him at his … Continue reading Healing a Royal Official’s Son →…
 
The sign at Cana reveals that the son of Mary is the Son of God, the one through whom creation came into being and the one who has come that he might bring re-creation. In Christ, God has saved the best for last. He invites us all to come to him on the basis of … Continue reading Turning Water into Wine →…
 
We don’t always know how God is going to bring hope, peace, or joy to our lives, but we know that he will. That’s because he has revealed his heart through his Son. Love has come, and his name is Jesus. Speaker: Sean Scribner Series: Come, Restorer, Come! Scripture: Micah 7:18-20על ידי Elizabeth City Evangelical Methodist Church
 
In whatever adversity you face in this world, take comfort that Jesus is close and sympathetic, but he is also a powerful defender. He’s by your side, and he’s got your back. Maybe in the midst of your suffering and trials, God could surprise you with the unexpected blessing of joy. Speaker: Sean Scribner Series: Come, … Continue reading Unexpected…
 
To a people about to experience the suffering of judgment and exile, the promise of peace is coming in the form of God’s presence and rule, which you and I can experience today in the person of his Son, Jesus Christ. Speaker: Sean Scribner Series: Come, Restorer, Come! Scripture: Micah 4:1-5על ידי Elizabeth City Evangelical Methodist Church
 
Advent is a season for hope. Hope for the oppressed—that God’s kingdom will restore true justice and put an end to the brokenness of the world. But hope also for the oppressor—that God is working to strip our hearts of their sinful attachments and bring us to a place of life and salvation in and … Continue reading A Shepherd is Coming →…
 
Concerning the sacrifice of Jesus, it is finished. There is nothing left for him to do. We need nothing less or more than him. There is no Jesus + anything for the Christian life. He is our all in all. But concerning the sacrifice of worship for the Christian living in the already, but not … Continue reading It is (Not) Finished →…
 
In Christ we have become recipients of great privileges of grace, but with privilege comes responsibility. The church of Jesus Christ, as an outpost of heaven on earth that is marked by the things pertaining to the age to come, is to pursue the peace and holiness of God himself. We are all in this … Continue reading Keep on Keeping On →…
 
God’s discipline isn’t always punishment. Often times it is simply his loving, Fatherly work in our lives to cause us to desire the better things rather than the immediate things. Speaker: Aaron Meservey Series: Almost Home Scripture: Hebrews 12:5-12על ידי Elizabeth City Evangelical Methodist Church
 
There is a great cloud of witnesses—faithful men and women of old—who testify concerning God’s promises and power and show us the path. They cheer us on and point us to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of faith. Speaker: Sean Scribner Series: Almost Home Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-3על ידי Elizabeth City Evangelical Methodist Church
 
The Christian life is a journey. But walking with Jesus means leaving the world behind—along with all of its values, promises, and pursuits—and looking ahead to the home we truly belong to. Speaker: Sean Scribner Series: Almost Home Scripture: Hebrews 11:13-16על ידי Elizabeth City Evangelical Methodist Church
 
The warnings in the book of Hebrews are a call to wake-up and hold fast and never quit. They are a call to remember both where you came from and where you are heading. Above all, they are exhortations to keep the eyes of faith fixed upon Jesus. Speaker: Sean Scribner Series: Almost Home Scripture: Hebrews … Continue reading Almost, but Not Quite →…
 
How are the people of God to live in the overlapping of ages—where God’s work in saving us and ushering in his kingdom has begun but has not yet been consummated? The answer is by faith. Speaker: Sean Scribner Series: Almost Home Scripture: Hebrews 1:1-2a; 11:1על ידי Elizabeth City Evangelical Methodist Church
 
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