In our text for today, the apostle Paul calls the followers of Jesus a piece of work, or pieces of work. In Ephesians 2, Paul seems to put this whole idiomatic discussion into perspective by comparing the relative value of the product to the One who is doing the making. It’s a “before and after” […]
So, as you can see, heaven being opened is a pretty big deal. The baptism of Jesus marked the beginning of God’s Kingdom on earth. God came in human form to begin the transformation of the world, and what God began, God will bring to completion, for the God who promises is faithful.
Mountains would have bowed down. Seas would have roared. Trees would have clapped their hands. But the earth held its breath. As silent as snow falling, he came in. When no one was looking, into the darkness, he came
Foundational living is not easy, which is why it is so critical that we cling Jesus’ words which last forever instead of the fleeting fads the world proffers. What Jesus says is never faddish: it is foundational for Christian living. Fads, by definition, will fade. Indeed, everything is doomed to disappear. Everything except the words […]
In a world that is increasingly hostile to people of faith, it takes a certain amount of guts to want to engage in the obstacle course of discipleship: think of it as the GO-CHRIST Challenge. It would be easy to quit, to forgo the obstacles or to merely stand on the sidelines. Peter, however, urges […]
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