February 12, 2017
When the angel of the Lord described what the life and ministry of John would be like, he used Elijah as his example. Our purpose today is to understand what made Elijah who and what he was so that we may live in “the spirit and power of Elijah.”
April 14, 2013
Jesus didn’t leave his disciples with a question mark, but an exclamation point. The body of Christ, the church, in order to go in power and change the world, must first— Be convinced of his resurrection power. Be commissioned for global witness. Be comforted with and compelled with the Spirit’s presence.
April 7, 2013
Every disciple needs the encouragement and focus that comes with walking with the Lord and learning the Scriptures better. The reality of the resurrection provided the anchor for faith that the early church needed! Learn to value time in the Word where Christ still instructs and corrects us.
March 31, 2013
Our eternal hope is tethered to Christ’s resurrection: “…Because I live, you also will live” (John 14:19). Jesus identified himself, “I am the resurrection and the life…” (John 11:25).
March 24, 2013
Clearly the “man in the middle” was the God of the Ages. In his High Priestly prayer, God the Son could say to the Father, “I glorified you on the earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do” (John 17:4).
January 20, 2013
The Jews made Jesus Pilate’s problem, and Pilate made him Herod’s headache. All of this is to remind us of the clear and powerful purpose of God in providing a substitute for us.
January 20, 2013
Weak and sinful leaders gave in to wicked people. But the One who was moving all this forward was the omnipotent God. The ministry of Jesus was not in flames. The Jewish and Roman courts did not miss the ball. For this purpose Jesus came into the world, and this travesty of justice served his […]
January 13, 2013
The Jews weren’t in control; neither were the Romans. Luke shows that Jesus was not running from the Sanhedrin, or trying to get off on a technicality. He was in control and headed to the cross!
January 6, 2013
Why did Peter fail? He did not practice humility (1 Pet 5:6). He did not pray in temptation (vv. 45–46). He did not stay close to Christ (v. 54). Why did Peter ultimately succeed? He was genuinely broken (vv. 61–62). Jesus interceded for him (v. 32). The Holy Spirit came upon him (Acts 2).