Sadly, we’ve seen an uptick in “despair” in recent years. Many of our neighbors (and some of our own) are walking through life burdened by depression and anxiety. Some individuals … Continue reading


Hope and lament both linger in Psalm 81. Here we find a summons to restoration from rebellion. Though this psalm is ancient, it is God’s Word for us. Written by … Continue reading

Jesus, The Demanding Savior

In Matthew 8:18–22, two would-be disciples approach Jesus. Both express interest in and admiration for Jesus and want to follow him. They appear to be promising candidates for discipleship. However, … Continue reading


David is running from Saul, who has become his ruthless enemy. Betrayed by kinsmen who should have protected him, David is forced to hide in the mountains. David, a great … Continue reading

Biblical Counseling

  •   Jun 30, 2023   •  

Audio recorded at MVBC’s 2023 Summer Equipping Matters. This recording is on Biblical Counseling taught by Kalep Kanode. Continue reading

The Fuel of a Gospel-Shaped Life

  •   Jun 25, 2023   •     •   Colossians 2:6–15

Competing values fill our world, with many worldviews campaigning against Christianity. Paul wrote Colossians to strengthen the faith of these believers in uncertain times. Christians of every age are to … Continue reading


Corporate worship is the most significant event in the Christian’s life. This is true because gathered worship is absolutely central to God’s plan for building disciples. It’s also true because … Continue reading


David endured over ten years of injustice at the hands of Saul. David could have exacted justice himself, but Psalm 35 demonstrates that he relied on God to execute perfect … Continue reading

Jesus, the Healing Savior

What does physical healing have to do with the hope of heaven? In Matthew 8:5–17, we find that the physical healings that Jesus performed had everything to do with the … Continue reading

“Can I Be Free of Sin?”

Every true believer wants to sin less. Even though we often face the temptation to abuse grace, we are eager to wage war against our sin because the gospel has … Continue reading