How many of us would have devised the cross as God’s way of salvation? Probably none of us. We want a theology of glory more than a theology of the cross. That’s why Judas betrayed Jesus and the crowd chose Barabbas. And yet… the cross is the power of God for salvation.
A posture of humility and meekness is necessary for the Christian life. Afterall, how can you confess your sin and place all your confidence in Jesus Christ (rather than yourself) if you have never been humbled? Imagine a proud man (or woman) walking into God’s presence. That’s just laughable and silly.
Trending news becomes next week’s ancient history. We need something (or someone) that does not change, and yet remains true, powerful, and life-giving. This is precisely why it is good for Christians to consider the immutability of God.
Do Christians embrace the “spiritual but not religious” mindset? Should they claim “It’s a relationship, not a religion.” The gospel offers a different perspective on religion and spirituality that’s worth considering.
The following quote comes from Bonhoeffer’s sermon on the first Sunday of Advent in 1935 as Hitler’s power in Germany was increasing. Keep Bonhoeffer’s context in mind as you read this excerpt from this Advent sermon based out of Revelation 14:6-13.
What are the marks of a good Christian sermon? Here are four marks that I have found useful as I’ve grown in preaching over the last twelve years of ministry.
The gospel is at the heart of Christmas: the gift of salvation through the life and work of Jesus Christ. But why did Jesus need to be fully man and fully God?
What is Advent and is it only for Catholics? Protestants celebrate advent too, because it’s centered on the gospel of grace.
Have you ever wondered if we will we have bodies in heaven? What does the Bible teach about the New Heavens & New Earth, and does it matter for our daily life?