As we’ve walked through this ONE series, we’ve seen repeatedly that there is only ONE. Through faith we’re part of the ONE body of Christ. We’re part of the ONE church of Jesus. We’re part of the ONE family of God. And we’ve been sent forth on ONE mission, to make the name of God great in all the world. We’ve focused largely on the often hidden and invisible reality that we are truly ONE body, ONE church, with ONE mission. Today, as we wrap up this series we’re going to listen to Paul as he teaches the Corinthians about how to work on the visible and the seen. He’s going to teach us to work for a greater and deeper external unity. We are a unified church. Paul is teaching us work at this unity. He is teaching us to work hard to preserve and keep unity in the body both doctrinally (in our teachings), practically (in the things that we do), and in all of our relationships with each other. There is a very real unity. And in these words of farewell Paul teaches us to work for greater and deeper unity. 2 Corinthians 13:11-14
We are up against sin. It is a war of life and death proportions. We have to see it that way or sin will kill us by leading us to minimize it, thinking, "This can't hurt me. It's just an annoying part of life." But it is that big a deal. It will kill us. And with the Spirit's help we will kill it. And not just that. We will eternally conquer it and enjoy the Father's gifts and his pleasure for all eternity. Listen in. Romans 8:12-17
Do you ever do things you don't want to do? Think things you don't want to think? Feel things you don't want to think? Yeah, me too. It's frustrating. But there's hope and there's freedom. Listen in as we start our Gr8er series on Romans 8:1-11.
We are all tempted, but God always has a way out. We pray that God would keep temptation far away from us (not just me, but other Christians too). Matthew 5:13
This series will look at Mark’s Gospel, examining the events that led up to the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. Mark took great lengths to communicate why the cross was necessary and what it accomplished for us. Namely, that the King of the Universe came to give himself as a ransom for a world that gathered to mock him, so that they could become people who worship him. The entire book culminates in the declaration of the centurion from the foot of the cross, “Surely this man was the Son of God”. This week: Mark 10:32-45
The address says it all. God wants us to come to him as children of a loving father who don’t care about the right words and don’t care about bugging him too much. They come with confidence and expectation because they know this is the man who loves them and has proven it 1,000 times.
Who's your enemy? It's a more difficult question to answer than you might expect. The command that prompts the question is even higher and more difficult to follow than you might expect as a result. Listen in below to know the heart of God's will for your life, but also the heart of his gospel that's for you too. Matthew 5:38-48.