In the last post, I highlighted some key points from one of Dr. Evans’ sermon series titled #Second: Rekindling a Heart for Others—Ministering to the Least. In this one, I’ll continue with another key passage he outlined… Continue reading
If you spend enough time working outdoors in the sun, it will soon become evident when the sun has affected you. A lot of people will avoid the sun, because they want to remain cool indoors and they don’t want to be overrun by the heat. On a hot, humid day, I can hardly blame them.
According to Dr. Tony Evans, it will also be clear when the SON has affected you. And one of the key ways to see that effect is in the lasting impact a follower of Jesus has on those he or she touches, and in turn how those people make an impact on others still, and so on and so forth. It’s what Francis Chan refers to as the “multiply movement” or disciples making disciples.
In the next few posts, I’ll highlight key points from one of Dr. Evans’ sermon series titled #Second: Rekindling a Heart for Others—Ministering to the Least. Continue reading
There is a story in Luke 7:36-50 that reveals an interesting account of forgiveness. One of the Pharisees, named Simon, had invited Jesus to have dinner with him. Simon wanted to essentially check into this so-called “Messiah,” and if in fact, Jesus was a prophet.
Earlier in the day, some random woman had gotten word that Jesus would be there, so she decided to show up at the dinner table, completely uninvited.
Now this particular woman was regarded as a “sinful woman” (although we are not told specifically what she had done to earn that title). One could only imagine what it must have been that caused her to be rejected by her community. Yet, the uninvited woman, who heard that Jesus was to be present that night, braved the judgment of others to show up. She even brought a jar of expensive perfume just so she could clean and touch Jesus’ feet. Continue reading
Matt Chandler has a fantastic commentary in the midst of one of his recent sermons on The Apostles’ Creed, in which he outlines the significance of Jesus’ lordship and how that lordship is considered by other religions. Here is a link to the entire sermon, or you can just read some of the main points that stuck out to me after the jump.
Many of us remember and reflected on the crucifixion this Easter weekend, but did you ever think of those two men on either side of Jesus? Sure, compared to Christ these two men (“criminals” as they are labeled in Scripture) are insignificant, but there is an important lesson we can take from it. And a closer comparison to our own lives that we might be able to relate to.
Sometimes Jesus lets us sink before He pulls us back up to safety again. This post will conclude the series of lessons learned from two events at sea involving Jesus and the disciples (found in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and John). If you haven’t read the previous posts, you can find them here: Part 1 and Part 2.
In the last post, we focused on one of the two scenarios at sea that the disciples had faced when Jesus was training them in their faith (Mark 6:45-56). This time, I’ll use the other scenario found a couple of chapters back in Mark 4:35-41 that takes peace to a whole new level and is fundamental in tying back to the other story.