What makes someone the greatest? In sports terms, only a few are deemed the “G.O.A.T.” (greatest of all time). Tom Brady, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and so on. Even Christ’s disciples were concerned with this question. How is the greatest? Listen in as Jesus gives an answer that continues to challenge our notions of greatness. … Read more
Why would God give and then take away? We may never know the answer until we get to Heaven but while we’re in this fallen world, we’ll experience loss, including the loss of our most beloved little ones. Whether a miscarriage or a birth where the child is unable to survive on its own, it’s … Read more
Many of us wait for the glory and hope of heaven. What if God has already begun to bring heaven to earth? This Easter, we celebrate God’s redemptive plan that has brought heaven and earth together! Through Jesus, because of Easter, God launched His kingdom into our world and He gives us the tools to … Read more
Read Matthew 5:1–12 Point 1 – Experiencing God’s blessing in ways we don’t expect. When we examine the “beatitudes” Jesus gives us, we don’t see a list of common characteristics we would normally chalk up to being “blessed.” But that is sort of the point. Jesus is calling these people the citizens of his kingdom. … Read more
Every organization has a culture. And so when the ministry of Jesus was gaining traction, all the people following him were eager to here what the culture of his ministry would be like. Jesus, then, delivers his famous “Sermon on the Mount.” Here he tells what the culture of his kingdom is like. And if … Read more
Read Matthew 6:5–10 Point 1 – Acknowledge that God is our perfect Father. Here, as always, Jesus is personalizing our relationship with God to His disciples. We don’t know what kind of dynamic the disciples may have had with their earthly fathers, or what kind of disappointments or struggles they may have experienced, but Jesus … Read more
“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name…” I am sure many of us can fill in the rest of the words. The prayer Jesus gave us (often referred to as the “Lord’s Prayer”) is a powerful tool to connect us with God while also seeing his hand in our life. Here we see how … Read more
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