Living the Abundant Life

Last week we saw Jesus bridge the gap from doubt to faith. Many of the disciples, like people of today, need very little proof that Jesus is alive. Others, like Thomas, require a bit more convincing. But once you know the truth that Jesus lives, the only thing left to do is to live in His transforming grace and the newness of life He’s given you, right?


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Touching Jesus

There is a large chasm that lays between faith and doubt. But God’s transforming grace can bridge that gap. And when you truly encounter the Lord Jesus Christ, the doubt that once governed your mind will begin to fade.

In John 20, Thomas represents all the individuals who hear the testimony about Jesus and the Gospel message, yet doubt its reality. These people want to see real evidence of God’s transforming grace and new life. They want to see Jesus!


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The Empty Tomb

… Mary Magdalene came early to the tomb, while it was still dark, and saw the stone already taken away from the tomb. … So Peter and the other disciple went forth, and stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in. And so Simon Peter also came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself. So the other disciple who had first come to the tomb then also entered, and he saw and believed” (John 20:1–8).


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Blood and Water

Is Jesus really God in the flesh? Did Jesus really die on the cross?

These are questions that many people ask concerning the person and redemptive work of Jesus. The apostle John was surrounded by skeptics. The Gnostics didn’t believe Jesus had a real human body and actually died on the cross.

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Our Great God

Happy New Year!

I want to encourage you for the next few moments to set aside your plans for this afternoon. Don’t worry about what you have to do this week. Don’t worry about life’s situation that may loom large in your mind. Set all of these things aside and let these words grab your attention.

Psalm 95:3-5

For the Lord is a great God

And a great King above all gods,

In whose hand are the depths of the earth,

The peaks of the mountains are His also.

The sea is His, for it was He who made it,

And His hands formed the dry land.

The purpose of us coming together is to gaze into the nature and character of God.

He is the great God.

He is the great King.

He made us.

He loves us.

He desires to reveal His nature and character to us. 

Let worship song lyrics reveal His character to you. Let the elements of communion remind you who He is and what He has done for you. Let His word transform you. Allow the marvelous person of God to drive you to awe.

“Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.” (1 Timothy 1:17)

Pastor Tom Adams