We can see people – but totally miss the person – their story. The woman bent over with scoliosis was ignored by the crowd. But Jesus called her a valued “daughter of Abraham” and healed her. We can become “inattentionally blinded” by tradition, pride, criticism. Hasn’t the evangelical church been guilty of “seeing” people this way at times? So, look for the people around...
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Matthew 9:35-36, Luke 12:15, Luke 13:10-13, Luke 19:10
Topic: The Life of Christ
Choosing not to be afraid or not to lose heart is less about the feeling and more about about how we open our hearts and minds. This happens in a significant way through what we say to ourselves. Matthew tells us God sent Jesus, Emanuel to save us from our sins. Even when life is hard, those who make their lives with Christ are secure.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Isaiah 7:13-14, Luke 13:18-20, Isaiah 7:4
Topic: The Birth of Christ
Pastor John Piper was asked "How Do We Make Sense of the Coronavirus?" Here is his thoughtful answer: “How do I make sense of this? How do you get understanding?” — I will try to respond with an open Bible in front of me. But before I do, let me just say I have misgivings, because I make a distinction between helping people get ready to suffer by making sense of biblical...
Author: John Piper
Scripture: Luke 13:1-5