Jesus does a big free food giveaway and the crowd grows. But it won’t be free food that keeps them following. A transformation must take place to keep following him. From John 6.
Jesus makes a big statement about his exclusive nature–he is the way and the truth. What happens when we compromise this truth? From John 14.
In Matthew 5:43 Jesus commands us to love our enemies, but if we’re honest, that can be hard. This week we’re offering 3 ways to love your enemies!
Jesus invites the world to follow him. Yet Jesus is very clear discipleship comes with a cost. In Luke 14 he provides full disclosure and calls us to have considered the implications.
In Matthew 5 Jesus says people who experience mistreatment for his name are blessed. In fact, they choose joy in midst of it. How can we develop persecution-proof hearts?
In Mark 9 it looks like Jesus is taking things a little too far. But he’s urgently pleading with us to take sin more seriously in our lives. Will we listen and take action?
All of us have or will have some heavy burdens. Living in Christian community means we help others with their burdens and we receive help with ours.
Human nature uses people to our own selfish advantages. Jesus flips our natural tendencies upside down and leads by example to show us how community should really function.
We naturally build community based on affinity. When Jesus builds his community, they seemed incompatible. Yet Jesus invited them to journey together.
When our physical hearts are showing alarming symptoms, we take action. Why shouldn’t our spiritual heart be any different?
Advocating for Justice; Proverbs 31:8-9
A Prayer For My Daily Bread; Proverbs 30:7-9