Amazing Grace

October 22, 2023
Yes, the song. We look at the meaning of the lyrics and talk about the experiences that shaped the author of the song. It's a classic for good reason.

Let’s Build a Church

October 1, 2023
Some churches do a lot of activities beyond just worshiping God and preaching. What is the church of the Bible like? Since the Bible frequently compares the church to a building, let's use that to "build" our concept of a church "from the ground up."


January 1, 2023
Some of your questions answered! Maybe. In fact. this is a fairly in-depth study of what many take for granted: we are going to heaven one day if we are good. Is that true? Yes, but it may not be as obviously spelled out in the Scriptures as you think. PDF handout available in the notes.
An overview of the Lord's Supper. Why do we observe the Lord's Supper the way we do at the Garden City congregation (and many other places)? What does the Bible command or show as an example? Also a look at the discussion we have been having over serving the Lord's Supper twice on the same Sunday at the same place. Class notes attached (on the website).
Some of the exiles (Jews) had married foreign wives, in violation of the Mosaic Law. Ezra's prayer saves them from the wrath of God, as does their penance - to put away (divorce) the wives and children. We are not to divorce non-Christian spouses today, but some still find themselves in a marriage that is unlawful in the eyes of God. What to do then? Class notes attached.

What If Church Is No Fun?

August 18, 2019
Congregational worship is not meant to entertain us; it is meant to please God the Father and to encourage each other. But sometimes it can be hard to focus on doing those things. What are some practical things we can do in difficult situations?

We Have an Enemy, Part 3

April 14, 2019
Legal notice: Speakers here typically quote from the NASB, ESV or NKJV almost exclusively, and the respective copyright notices follow. Some occasionally quote from the King James Version, which is…