June 4, 2020

Hebrews 4:9-11 – So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.  The entire point of Sabbath rest that is highlighted throughout Scripture is to prepare us for Heaven. A Heavenly rhythm is six days of honest productive work, and... Read more

June 3, 2020

Mark 2:27 – The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. God is better to most people than they are to themselves. According to reports, people are working more hours and sleeping less hours than ever before. Many people rarely take a day off or really get a vacation break. The opening pages of the Bible say that God worked and then took a day off as an example for us to follow. In Heaven, we are... Read more

June 2, 2020

Hebrews 4:4 – For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.”  A few years ago, when our family was gearing up to plant The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, we prayed a lot with the kids that God would provide a building. God supernaturally provided a historic, midcentury modern church named one of the coolest in our Valley. The original design of the building was incredible.... Read more

June 1, 2020

As lawful and peaceful protests, along with some unlawful rioting, erupt around the nation following the murder of George Floyd, the issues of equality, justice, and racism are rightly at the forefront of the national news and our personal conversations. Why? We were made in the image of God with a conscience hardwired to believe in right and wrong. No matter how often the attempt is made to sear that conscience with teaching that wars against moral absolutes fixes categories... Read more

June 1, 2020

As school wraps up and summer draws near, vacations are just around the corner. A family vacation can be a great gift, or feel like a painful calamity. Pastor Mark shares some practical examples from the Driscoll family’s experience, including some of the successes and failures. Read more

June 1, 2020

Hebrews 4:1–3 – Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened. For we who have believed enter that rest, as he has said, “As I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall not enter my... Read more

May 29, 2020

In this life, people are motivated to work hard and invest smart so that their efforts are rewarded with a return on investment. When it comes to eternity in God’s Kingdom of Heaven, however, there is a common misperception that all of one’s doing of the “good works” (Ephesians 2:10) that God has given us in this life are for naught once we die. The truth is, the Bible says that our good works are known and rewarded by God... Read more

May 28, 2020

In our study of Heaven for the Good News sermon series, one question has been asked online perhaps more than any other. Since Satan and the demons who started as angels sinned in the perfect environment of Heaven, and Adam and Eve joined them by sinning as perfect people in a perfect place, will it be possible for us to sin in Heaven after the resurrection? The short answer is no, there will be no sin in Heaven. The long... Read more

May 27, 2020

For some years, I have answered a question that someone has sent to our ministry inbox or posted on our ministry social media. One question that, much to my surprise, has been among the most asked is whether or not someone can still go to heaven if they were cremated. This is likely because the majority of people who die in America today are cremated instead of buried. Historically, God’s people, starting with the people of Israel, have buried their... Read more

May 26, 2020

For parents who have lost a child, the gospel of Jesus Christ is a great comfort. God is a Father, and Jesus Christ is the Son of God. When the Son of God died on the cross, the Father experienced exactly what it feels like to lose a beloved child. Regarding what happens to a child after they die, and whether or not they go to Heaven, the most common Scripture given to answer that question is from the Old... Read more

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