“The gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” I imagine a Pharisee giving a hearty Amen to this teaching of Jesus. But he would only do so because he believes he is on the narrow way and is a gatekeeper deciding who is in and who is out. But what if Jesus exposed the Pharisee for where he actually stood in such a metaphor? On the outside. But how can the most religious people be on the outside? We open Matthew 23 to hear some of the fieriest words of Jesus ever recorded.
There’s so much in Ezekiel’s prophecies which anticipate Jesus. We focus on 3 components:
A New Temple
A New People
A New Shepherd
We need a balanced approach to our Bible Reading and Meditation if we are to get the most we can out of Scripture and actually make its message a reality in the way we live. We discuss 3 approaches we need.
Deuteronomy 30 says that the Word of God is neither out of reach or too difficult for us. What do each of those mean? What does this passage teach us about our access to God and to His will?
As part of our series of looking at how each Bible book finds resolution in Jesus, we examine Lamentations and its themes of godly repentance and the hope which is tied to God’s faithfulness.
As part of our series of looking at how each Bible book points to Jesus, we focus on 2 themes in Jeremiah:
In the 3rd of three sermons on The Ten Commandments, we explore how the New Testament handles the 10 which were the basis of Israel’s Ethical Standards. Do they have relevance to the Christian? And if so, then what advantage do we have of living them out?
As part of a series of examining how each Bible book points to Jesus, we move into the prophets and see how this book brings together 2 very different pictures - a messianic king and a suffering servant.
As part of our series of examining how each Bible book points us to Jesus, we look at the overall message of Song of Solomon and its connections to God’s redemptive work through Jesus, even redemption of marital love and intimacy.
As part of our series of looking at how each book of the Bible points us to Jesus, we walk through Ecclesiastes with a critic of life who is deconstructing all of its meaning but is in fact opening the door for an answer from Jesus.