One of the big obstacles hindering our journey of discipleship is thinking that the goal of Christianity is simply to make it into heaven. The point of salvation is not merely to get us there someday — that’s our destination, and one day we’ll wake up in heaven, to our great delight. But our destination […]
Colossians 2:7 calls us to be “Rooted and built up in Christ, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” As we begin the new year, God is calling us to return to the basics of discipleship and take very intentional steps to grow into the likeness of His Son, Jesus […]
Here’s a question for you: How big is your God? It’s a critical question because the way you perceive Jesus will directly bear on your experience of life. We all have a great need for a Mighty God, but there is good news. Jesus is our Mighty God!
It is appropriate as we begin Thanksgiving week, that we come to Mark 15 — the crucifixion of Jesus. There is so much for which to be grateful, but none is greater than that Jesus, who knew no sin, would become the sin offering in our place. But when we consider the suffering and humiliation […]
Of all Simon Peter’s well documented public failures, especially painful was his denial of Jesus. Each gospel writer recorded it in exacting detail, to be read over and again throughout the ages as a cautionary tale: don’t be like Peter. But thankfully, the story doesn’t end with his fireside failure. After the resurrection, we get […]