When we read Scripture, it’s helpful to ask ourselves who we are to identify with in the passage we’re studying. So, as we come to the plagues, and you hear the Scriptures read, who are you identifying with? Moses? Aaron? The Israelites?
“All genuine Christians affirm that authentic Christianity is apostolic Christianity. Apostolic Christianity rests on the historic, eyewitness testimony of Jesus’ first followers.”
God has defined his relationship his people in no uncertain terms…what is our relationship to the Church?
Psalm 150 shows us that one of the primary messages of the Psalms is that we can each move from lament to praise. What’s amazing to me though, is the way the book of Psalms takes us to this conclusion.
These are the four marks of Ascension hope: receiving the blessing of Jesus, yet recognizing his absence, realizing his place, and seeing his awesome worth.
Being a Christian in this time should not make us careless, nor overcome with cares, but, rather, full of care.
“Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.” (1 Peter 2:17). What a passage for our time!
Think of it in terms of a line graph – we need to understand that the shape of the Christian life is not the constant upward curve, but instead the downward and then upward shape of the check mark.
Matthew 14:22-33 is an amazing passage…but what’s the point?
Jesus’ baptism is the moment in his life YOU desperately need, but don’t think enough about…it means at least three things.