No Day Like It

And the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not fear them, for I have given them into your hands. Not a man of them shall stand before you.” So Joshua came upon them suddenly, having marched up all night from Gilgal. And the Lord threw them into a panic before Israel, who struck them with a great … More No Day Like It

Transfiguration!

    Pastor Kim Riddlebarger on the Transfiguration in Mark 9: And so, while we look for God’s glory in Christ’s person and work (as Luther put it, in the cradle and on the cross), we also know that one day we will see the kingdom come in power. That will be the day when God raises … More Transfiguration!

Do you worship in vain? Kim Riddlebarger on Mark 7

Nothing is as big an impediment to the preaching of the gospel as religious “know it alls” who self- righteously pronounce judgment upon others. And yet Jesus singles these people out for the harshest of criticism. He calls them hypocrites. They pretend to be one thing, but are really something else. They claim to be righteous and yet … More Do you worship in vain? Kim Riddlebarger on Mark 7

Pulled Away

Pastor Kim Riddlebarger on Judges 10-11: As we work our way through that period of redemptive history known as the time of the judges, we meet people much like ourselves. On the one hand, the Israelites are secure in the blessings of God, and yet on the other, they still struggle with their sin. Despite the presence … More Pulled Away

Lessons From Abimelech

 Pastor Kim Riddlebarger comments on Judges 9: The story of Abimelech points us in two directions. On the one hand, we see in Abimelech the sovereign hand of God. In order to remove Gideon’s sham dynasty, YHWH allows Abimelech to do in sixty-nine of Gideon’s sons (save one) and then become the leader over much of Israel. … More Lessons From Abimelech

We Will Serve the Lord

Joshua 24:16-18  “Then the people answered, `Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD to serve other gods, for it is the LORD our God who brought us and our fathers up from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, and who did those great signs in our sight and preserved … More We Will Serve the Lord