Skycast: Resurrected Jesus among the Churches

Friends, Here is episode #2 of the Rain and Snow Skycast. In this episode, I finish my exploration of Revelation 1 by studying with you verses 9-21. I also included a book review of NT Wright’s book Surprised By Hope. I close the Skycast by talking about God’s grace and how the modern manifestation of… Continue reading Skycast: Resurrected Jesus among the Churches

Jesus Shows us His Ideal Church

Jesus Describes the Ideal Church Genesis 6, Luke 7 I’d like to focus on Luke 7 today, but I will begin by pointing you to a great commentary on Genesis 6. Genesis 6 twice describes how God saw the earth and what it had become and what man had made it. Not only does the… Continue reading Jesus Shows us His Ideal Church

90 Days with Scripture: Acts 2, The Church

Friends, This sermon is part 12 in the 14 part series tracing the grand story of God’s redemptive work through Christ. In this sermon, I look at the phenomenon called the church. In a very broad survey of Acts 2 I sketch three ideas about the church: the Church as God’s gift to us, the… Continue reading 90 Days with Scripture: Acts 2, The Church

PT Forsyth and the Centrality of the Cross

Friends, Here’s a lengthy, but necessary quote from my friend PT Forsyth. Every time I read something of his, I am astounded at his prescience (not to mention his depth of thought!) Here he is lamenting the church not only losing focus on the centrality of Christ’s cross and its vital connection to our salvation,… Continue reading PT Forsyth and the Centrality of the Cross

Plundering God: Isaiah 3:1-4:1

  Isaiah 3:1-4:1 For, behold, the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah stay and staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water; (2) the mighty man, and the man of war; the judge, and the prophet, and the diviner, and the elder; (3) the captain… Continue reading Plundering God: Isaiah 3:1-4:1

The Greatest Threat Jesus Posed

Friends, Consider this passage from Matthew 26:  47While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people. 48Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the… Continue reading The Greatest Threat Jesus Posed

Mark Labberton on God’s People

Friends, For quite a while now I have been reading a book by Mark Labberton called The Dangerous Act of Worship. It has been a hard read because I had a few other projects going at the same time. I am just about finished wit it now and I came across this section that I… Continue reading Mark Labberton on God’s People