In Community Bible Study this week, we looked at Acts 13:13-52. Surprisingly, it isn't the pagan Gentiles (or non-Jews) who reject the gospel in this passage. It's the religious peoplethe Jewswho reject the gospel. Verse 45: "But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began to contradict what was spoken by Paul, reviling him." So what happened? W...Keep Reading
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I’ve understood that fasting is an important part of the Christian life. However, I’ve always wondered why. ...
We don't acquire the characteristics of a mature disciple simply by gaining Bible knowledge. In order to grow to Christian maturity, we also have to spend time with people who are spiritually mature themselves, observing their life and having formative conversations with them on a regular basis....
If you want to know why you do the things you do, ask yourself the question, "What do I love?" Human beings are fundamentally creatures who are driven by various loves and desires. These loves and desires provide striking insight into why we do the things we do.In Community Bible Study this week, we looked at Acts 13:4-12. As Barnabas and Saul are sharing the gospel in Pap...Keep Reading
I often talk about being a "gospel-centered" church. What exactly do I mean by that? Being gospel-centered doesn't just mean that the church affirms a written doctrinal statement that's consistent with the gospel. It means that the gospel message of who Jesus is and what he's done to save us is the functional center of church life. The church should have a deep and abidi...Keep Reading