August 22, 2021
April 12, 2020
This is Real Life. Jesus didn’t ‘virtually’ rise from the grave. He wasn’t “kind of” alive. He is Risen! And we have been raised up with Him! Our lives are already in Christ Jesus – we are already living in the Kingdom of God, and we know there’s more to come, but this is real life! We are in Christ Jesus, and His life, the Holy Spirit, the gifts of God are ours now and forever.
April 5, 2020
Other kings rode horses, other kings conquered nations, other kings ruled through fear and displays of power. Anointed beforehand for his death, this One is different. He will free His people through the power of a cross, will die there for a world that betrays and denies Him, will be raised from the grave and rule with beauty and justice from heaven and in the hearts of all who trust in Him. There is no other King like this.
March 23, 2020
There’s a lot of talk about neighbors in scripture. People love to ask Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” One central idea in the Hebrew Bible is showing hospitality, Jesus carries this into His ministry when he preaches the sermon on the mount, feeds 5,000, and teaches about caring for the least of those among us. Loving the neighbor is deeply connected to loving God and our true act of worship.