But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received…
The resurrection is the most earth-altering, earth-shattering event in human history. It is the most well-documented fact of ancient history. And yet, it is the most debated fact of all history. There is nothing more consequential than your reception or rejection of the resurrection of Jesus. I can think…
The Power of Connection 46 Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest. 47 And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him, 48 And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me…
First of all, we are all ministers. Jesus did not come to our world and live here so we could just come to church and hang out, He came to empower us to change the world. Why did God create us? Let’s review God’s purpose for creating us in the first place. 1. We were made to have a relationship with…
1 Peter: How to suffer well
Peter is probably the best known disciple of Jesus. He had a big heart and a big mouth. When Jesus went back to Heaven, he was left in charge of the church. As the movement grew, so did the troubles, and eventually Peter got so much heat that he had to run from Jerusalem. Near the end of his live, he writes a letter for all the new churches in the Empire, who are also facing oppression and persecution. He talks about embracing their new identity as followers of Jesus, and how to suffer well.