Studying Mark's Gospel: Beyond All Hope
Satan’s minions had turned this human being into a psychotic superhuman wild man, and no doubt the demons enjoyed tormenting and driving him toward self-destruction. But he wasn't beyond the reach of Jesus.
Living by Faith in an Uncertain World
So what does it mean to live by faith in an uncertain world? The life of Abraham can provide some key points to remember.
Philippians: The Affection of Christ Jesus
The power of the gospel is shown in the supernatural affection that it produces not only for Jesus Christ himself, but also for those who belong to Jesus Christ.
Beyond Sunday: The Wedding Supper
Only the chosen ones come to faith in Christ and actually attend the feast.
Studying Mark's Gospel: Growth and the Kingdom
After we examine the parables in Mark 4:26-41 during the first part of this study, we'll focusing on how these things relate to our own personal growth in Christ.
The Old Testament is Filled with Fulfilled Prophecy
There are many ways to verify the reliability of scripture -- perhaps the most persuasive argument can be found in the area of prophecy.
We’re Talking Power Here. Real. Life-changing. Power.
Christianity isn’t about how to be spiritual, achieve your goals or have your best life now. Christianity isn’t about philosophy. It’s not about talk. Christianity is about power.
Beyond Sunday: The Weight of God's Hand
Under terrors of conscience, men have little rest by night, for the grim thoughts of the day dog them to their rooms and haunt their dreams, or else they lie awake in a cold sweat of dread.
Studying Mark's Gospel: Preparing Our Heart’s Soil
How will you proactively seek to make the soil of your heart more receptive to His Word, beginning today?
People Are Messy
We were put on this earth to do life with one another. We are better together than we are apart – even with all of the complications of relationships.
From Glory to Glory
Perfection is the goal of God’s sanctifying work in us. He’s not merely making us better than we are; he is conforming us to the image of his Son.
The Paradox of Evangelism
There is a paradox about evangelism. Actually there are several but I’ll only mention one here. It starts with the realization that evangelism is impossible.
Beyond Sunday: Giving Good
"Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act." - Proverbs 3:27-28
Studying Mark's Gospel: Conflict, Mountaintops, Redefinition
Jesus addressed the heart of our need and the need of our heart to be right with God, not just leaning on external and empty ritual.
The Saint Must Walk Alone
Most of the world's great souls have been lonely. Loneliness seems to be one price the saint must pay for his saintliness.
Wordplay in Jonah
What is a “bank”? Is it the land beside a river? A financial institution? Yes, depending. It’s ambiguous until you know the context. In a similar (but more sophisticated) way, the author of Jonah plays with words for effect.
Are You a Christian Struggling with Guilt?
Are you a believer, but you can’t seem to shake the feeling of guilt? You know God saved you, but you still feel so much guilt from your past?
Beyond Sunday: All Things Created by Christ, for Christ
Christ's role in creation gives not only unity to all creation, but places it in living connection with Him.
Studying Mark's Gospel: Love, Legalism, and Lordship
Let’s turn to the lessons that this chapter teaches as we look at the love of Jesus, the legalism of the religious leaders, and Jesus’ ultimate lordship over the very things they accused Him of!
The Two Different Outcomes of Affliction
In fact, Christians are promised afflictions, and plenty of them. “Many are the afflictions of the righteous.” But the outcome of afflictions is different for believers and unbelievers.