A sermon from Ecclesiastes 1 and 3 on finding true joy, and how it's only found in Jesus.
In this show, we get into the story behind Mockingbird, where it's been and where it's going in the future. We also talk about the mission behind Mockingbird in discerning between God's law and God's gospel.
We understand the concept of faith incorrectly. Consequently, there are a slew of misunderstandings emanating from mankind's harebrained attempts at defining faith on their terms. Oftentimes, we're trained to read the Scriptures and memorize the stories and stand mouths agape at the heroic faithfulness of the patriarchs and champions of the Biblical narrative. We're made to see their success and note God's blessing, and the natural conclusion from such a reading is that gold-medal faith is the standard. That's the bar for "victorious Christian living." But I'd say that nothing could be further from the truth.
A sermon from Galatians 5:22-23 on how God's love is all you need.
First Corinthians 15 is a chapter brimming with cruciform language. The apostle Paul's symphony to the Church at Corinth crescendos into a 58-verse movement whose melody is the resurrection. From the first word to the last, Paul endeavors to draw the readers' attention to the veracity of the resurrection.
ho would've thought that one of the greatest teachers of 2017 would've been the ghost of a pointy-eared little green alien. I highly doubt that when Rian Johnson was writing the script for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, he wasn't thinking about how to turn Yoda into a preacher.
Nine days. For nine days our pet German Shepherd/Retriever mix named Chloe was lost to us. I should've seen it coming, though. We moved from an area in West Palm Beach, Florida that provided more than enough property Chloe to sprint and play and dig (I hated that part). Chloe didn't take well to the sights and sounds and smells of the new place — so much so, that she dug under the fence and scampered off.
What makes a church a church? Is it the building? Is it the denomination? Is it the shared beliefs? Certainly these things are important, but they're not really what make a church. If that were the case, then the prettiest buildings would be the best churches, and the Catholics would have us beat by a long shot.
In this episode, Nicholas Davis and I seek to speak to the reality of the bi-vocational minister and the common pitfalls that come along with that. We also speak to the significance of Christian writing and offer helpful advice for other young writers.
Mondays are the worst. That's not just an Internet cliché, it's the God's honest truth. Mondays have a long-standing reputation of being the most loathsome day of the week.