Interracial Marriage and the Interracial God (Numbers 12)

      Subject: Interracial Marriage and the Interracial God This month here at The Essential Church is called “Educate The Hate Month” because we realize that, despite our constant prayer to the Lord that “thy kingdom come, thy will be done,” everything in the world doesn’t go God’s way. The Lord didn’t intend divorce,…

Zephaniah, prophet (Black History of the Bible)

The word of the Lord which came to Zephaniah the son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hezekiah, in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah. (Zephaniah 1:1, NKJV) We’ve started our Black History of the Bible series, with a tribute to Black History Month. First,…

The Greatest Love of All (Romans 5:6-8; 1 John 4:19)

    The Greatest Love of All (Romans 5_6-8; 1 John 4_19) Subject: The Greatest Love of All Scripture: Romans 5:6-8; 1 John 4:19 I believe that children are our future/teach them well and let them lead the way/ show them all the beauty they possess inside/give them a sense of pride, to make it easier/let…

Mom Tribute: But God, Ephesians 2:1-7

    Mom Tribute Sermon_ _But God_ (Ephesians 2_1-7) Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-7   Our salvation is a wonderful thing. The Lord saved us. He took us out of the spiritual mess we were in and made us anew. This is the gospel message, a message that informs us through the preached Word that, as unbelievers,…

Does Matthew quote the wrong prophet? Bart Ehrman on Jeremiah and Zechariah

Why does Matthew quote the wrong prophet? When Matthew indicates that Judas betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver, he notes (as by now we expect of him) that this was in fulfillment of Scripture: “Then was fulfilled what had been spoken through the prophet Jeremiah, ‘And they took the thirty pieces of silver…and they…