The Bible is saturated with water. We scene skip through 5 moments when water plays a huge role in what God is doing…..and then ask what all this has to do with Jesus and with our baptism, in the moment and in the after-effects.
They weren’t qualified. They had no business being disciples of a rabbi. But this is by no means the typical rabbi we’re talking about.
The early Christians are often simply called “believers.” But when we say we believe, do we really know what we are claiming? Our guest and dear brother Melvin Otey shares what we should mean when we say we believe in Jesus.
We cap off our series on how the Christian handles Memory by exploring what the weekly sharing of the Lord’s Supper teaches us about our memories. We examine the remembering of our Lord from 3 angles: His Story, My Story, Our Story.
The implications of life on the Vine of Jesus are exciting. The implications of NOT being connected to Jesus are startling. We explore the multiple aspects of this vine metaphor Jesus uses to describe the contrast of life in Him vs. "life" apart from Him.
We tackle the meaning of "work out your salvation" by looking at the surrounding context of Philippians 2.
In order to jumpstart 2018, we look at 3 accounts which use almost identical language - one with Noah, one with Abraham, and one with Moses. Each of them occur when God was offering an opportunity for a fresh start. We draw 7 conclusions from the parallels on what spiritual renewal is all about.
Why does the Bible so often connect water baptism with the work of the Holy Spirit? And is this the same as "baptism of/by the Holy Spirit"? We explore.
We examine the wealth of passages that focus on the name of Jesus - from salvation in His name to prayer in His name to the opposition His name will receive and even how we can be guilty of misusing His name.
We examine an object-lesson that God uses through the prophet Jeremiah to stress the importance of obedience: both the listening and the doing...and we ultimately look at the tough part - the how.