The Church is Born
We celebrate the birth of Jesus & all the world pauses to celebrate Christmas with us. We celebrate His resurrection, & most of the world recognizes Easter as a very special day on the calendar. But then comes Pentecost, & hardly anyone realizes it. It’s an important day because Pentecost is the birthday…
Prayer So this week, we’re actually going to PAUSE from our walk through the gospel of John... and we’re going to stay on this topic that we’ve come across in the 1st chapter of John... Baptism Two weeks ago, we looked at how John the Baptist was sent by God the Father to prepare the way for Jesus Christ...…
The Demands of Christ
Chris Brewster • The Well Church OKC • Sermon • • 104 views • 1:05:38
As people, it is apparent that we are remarkably bad at choosing people for the best reasons. We are predictably drawn to what we see, to the outward appearance. This is often the natural inception of our understanding of others, and this is not always a bad thing. However, we have to move to a much more accurate assessment of someone by viewing who they are in the inside. When we miss this, we end up with all kinds of trouble. We elect, hire, marry, reward attractive people, or people who perform well, but miss the much more important beauty of so many who may not have the appearance of others. In the same way, we have learned to have the outside of our cups clean and decorated in specific ways in order to be accepted.
We’ve been looking at the theme of the Kingdom of God throughout the Scriptures. So far we’ve looked at Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. Today we will be looking at Moses. Before we begin, let’s pray together. God previously promised to make Abraham and his descendants into a great kingdom, and that…
We’re talking about feasts and festivals of Israel, especially those appointed by the LORD as holy convocations/assemblies. These would be times of remembrance of what the LORD had done, His covenant with His people, of forgiveness and hope. They were a time of community gathering and joyous celebration.…