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

Jesus Wants to Save Christians: Get Down Your Harps

Chapter 2: Get Down Your Harps “Scripture renders a living, breathing, demanding personality, not a set of freestanding, self-evident, abstract, allegedly biblical propositions. Yet then again, a personality with whom we are in relationship obligates us, demands that we take our place in the relationship. In Jesus, salvation and vocation are linked. The pardon and… Continue reading Jesus Wants to Save Christians: Get Down Your Harps

William Willimon on Salvation and Pastors

Interesting, very, very interesting. Another pastoral implication is that human beings are not the source of our own salvation–or anybody else’s. It’s tough enough for me to know that I can’t save myself. But it’s also hard to believe (and perhaps this is a problem only for us pastors) that I am not the source… Continue reading William Willimon on Salvation and Pastors

Jesus Wants to Save Christians, pt 2

Part 2: The Cry of the Oppressed “What are we waiting for? And what are we going to do about it in the meantime? Those two questions shape this book. First, it is about the ultimate future hope held out in the Christian gospel: the hope, that is, for salvation, resurrection, eternal life, and the… Continue reading Jesus Wants to Save Christians, pt 2