John 6 records a very captivating event for us. If we are honest, this passage has some very harsh things to say about both the nature of our individual faith in Jesus and our tendencies as a youth or a modern church. We see Jesus finally gathering unto himself a large following and it seems […]
We all follow leadership, and none of it is perfect. Jesus was the only flawless leader. But this perfect leader is ok with us following imperfect leadership in the faces of fathers, husbands and pastors. Why he is not concerned? Is there an alternative to imperfect leadership? What does Christian following look like? These questions […]
As good and honorable our desire to follow Christ might sound, it can be deceiving and dangerous. We will look at Jesus’ warning to his followers to gain a deeper understanding of our motive in following him and the blessing of living for the cause of Christ.
The world in which we live presents individualism and self-preservation as virtues, but The Scriptures tell us that Christians are to be a community-minded people focused on love, care, and compassion. This wonderful passage in Galatians serves as a reminder that we are to be known by genuine care for our fellow brothers and sisters. […]
If you drive down the highway with your eyes closed, will the signs on the side of the road do you any good? The signs won’t help you if you don’t have sight. Reading the text of Mark 8:22-26, we tend to gloss over it and move on to other things because we’re not so […]
In this modern age, class distinction is seldom thought of or even mentioned among our circles of friends or family. This was not the case in New Testament times when personal life was very much determined by social and economic status. This was especially so in the Jewish culture of that time, that deemed anyone […]
“Are you alive?” would be the central question of tonight’s sermon. It is one of the most important questions one might ask himself in a lifetime. God has specific criteria by which one can identify whether he is a true believer or not. Acts 9:20-31 gives us a clear direction and answer for this question.
2 Timothy 1:6-7 In the beginning of the Apostle Paul’s second letter to Timothy, he calls Timothy to “guard the good deposit entrusted to him.” In the opening of this exhortation, Paul writes Timothy to “fan into flame the gift of God.” This exhortation is just as important for us today as it was for […]