The kingdom of God was a favorite theme for Jesus. Naturally, the disciples had some questions about it. Where is it? What does it look like? Who is in it? Let’s be disciples and ask the same questions.
From Matthew 19:16-30. When Jesus is approached by a rich man who is interested in following God, an interesting thing happens. When the young man realizes the cost of discipleship, he turns away. The reason is simple – he loved money more than anything else. It is easy to condemn him, but we would do better to ask ourselves a question. What is our greatest treasure?
In Matthew 18:21-35, Peter has a question for Jesus. “How many times should I forgive the one who sins against me?” Jesus’ answer is quite unnerving: forgiveness should never end – forgive always. Now that’s a tall order!
In Mark 9:33-37, Jesus is moving toward the cross, close to the time of his departure. A three-year training program for the disciples is about to end. So what is the chief concern of his disciples? They want to know which one of them is the greatest. Really? Have they learned nothing? Or, are we just like them?
As Pastor Bob continues our series Lessons on the Way to the Cross, we look to Mark 9:14-29 for insights in the episode of a demon-possessed man. Evil is waging war against us, but God stands on our side.
“You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” With these simple words, the Apostle Peter provides the central truth of our Christian faith. As we consider the “Lessons on the Way to the Cross,” we begin with this central truth.
Last week Pastor John talked about the privilege of praying for one another. This week, Pastor Dan shifts our focus to contemplate the beauty and blessing of praying with one another.
Pastor John continues our prayer series, looking at 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 and helping us consider the act of praying for others as an expression of love and thankfulness.
Join us as we look at Paul’s letter to the Philippians (Ch. 4, verses 4-7) and consider his instruction about prayer as a way that God can transform our hearts and minds when it comes to our worries.
Luke 11:1-13. When the disciples were with Jesus they asked him many things. One of their most important questions was about prayer. On one occasion they simply said, “Lord, teach us to pray.” That is when Jesus gave them what we now call The Lord’s Prayer.