The Chosen – New Series on YouTube

There’s a new TV series on YouTube called, “The Chosen,” directed by Dallas Jenkins that gives a fresh look at the life of Jesus and the Gospel story so that, Jenkins puts it, the world can experience Jesus in a way that’s never been done before. Continue reading

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How we’re meant to overcome

Why do you think Jesus could endure such a great temptation in the Garden of Gethsemane, even to the point of sweating drops of blood? (Luke 22:44) Was it because He was superhuman; He had some ability we don’t possess? That’s not what Scripture teaches us, for it says that He had a nature just like ours. To show you this, I would like to briefly look at two passage in passing here: Continue reading

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Victory comes AFTER the resurrection

What were the people expecting when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and they threw down their clothes and palm branches shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” They were clearly expecting Him to come and crush the Roman Empire and liberate them from its oppression. But they were wrong. And only a few days later, they were shouting, “Crucify Him!”  Continue reading

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Free will, freedom, and our union with Christ

If we don’t have free will to choose we cannot live in freedom, which is what Jesus came to give us (see Gal.5:1). Freedom requires two things. First, it requires having response-ability. By definition, you cannot be free if you have no ability to respond to choices. Second, freedom comes from our union with Christ, for true freedom does not come from without, but comes from within. Continue reading

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You Reign Above it All!

I want to post a song that’s been one of my favorites lately. It’s from Paul and Hannah McClure. I think it really can speak to us during this time when our circumstances seem so overwhelming, because regardless of what’s going on in our lives, remember that Jesus reigns above it all, and you and I are in Him! Continue reading

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Why Coronavirus cannot affect the Church

The Church that Jesus is building is totally and forever immune to Covid-19—or any other pandemic or set of circumstances that would ever force societal isolation. Am I saying Christians are immune to the virus? No, I talking about something very different and wonderfully profound here. I’m saying that no set of circumstances can thwart Jesus’ purposes or His Church. Continue reading

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How we see God’s sovereignty matters

What you believe about God matters. For instance, if you equate God’s sovereignty with Him micromanaging and controlling every single event in human history then you will struggle and even question His motives during times like these. God caused the Coronavirus pandemic is the ultimate conclusion we must make from this faulty theology. Continue reading

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