Having explained to His disciples what holiness isn't--life according to the Pharisees, wasted in pursuit of self--and what holiness is--life according to Christ, eternal in pursuit of God--Jesus laid down three practical aspects of His walk & way: generosity,...read >>
The lawyers of Jesus' day esteemed themselves on their own spiritual accomplishments. Schooled in tradition & steeped in their own pride, they were often heard quoting Rabbi-So-And-So... who quoted Rabbi-So-And-So-Before-Him... who quoted...read >>
Don't you love getting overlooked for an overdue promotion at work?
Or how about that really peaceful, soothing feeling of failing to make the team though the far-less-talented coach's son wins your spot on the roster.
Are you in God's family of faith? Then tell...read >>
Two things we learn from Jesus in this passage: 1) Why the world hates Christians, and 2) the fellowship by which they persevere.read >>
Despite the opinion of secular therapists, don't come to peace with death.
In verse twenty-five last week, Jesus said that He is the resurrection and the LIFE. Therefore, death is His enemy... exactly what He came to and He alone could destroy.
God has put...read >>
Ever wonder what causes us to do and say the things we do? Ever had one of those "out of spirit" experiences... "did i just say that?" Where do these things come from? "The outside reveals the inside." "Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks." "You will...read >>