BELIEVING IN THE LIFTED UP ONE
John 3:16 is arguably the most famous verse in the entire Bible. It is a concise declaration of God’s love and of the gospel. But it also is fraught with some ambiguity: Is this a statement about how much God loves the world? What does “believing” in Jesus mean? Why is believing in Jesus so difficult, but also so important?
THE CHURCH'S CENTER OF GRAVITY
1 Timothy 3:16
Every organization has a center of gravity—the thing around which everything else revolves and by which everything is measured. What is the center of gravity for the church? We get a clue in 1 Timothy, where Paul instructs Timothy in how the church should conduct itself and, more importantly, why.
In the third chapter of Revelation, Jesus commissions a letter to be written to the church in the city of Laodicea. The church has grown complacent on account of their wealth, and Jesus calls them to leave their complacency behind and live instead with zeal.
THE DAY OF THE LORD
The modern world doesn’t offer much hope to modern people. Neither do some caricatures of heaven. So is there any real hope that is compelling and biblical? In this message, we look at the message of the prophet Zephaniah who anticipates a coming Day of the Lord. This day is one of gloom, but also one of a beautiful hope.
THE WOMAN'S CURSE
In Genesis 3:16, God pronounces a curse on women as a result of human sin in the Garden of Eden. This curse states that woman’s “desire will be for you husband, but he will rule over you.” This message explores the curse and it’s implication for understanding the work of Jesus.
THE CHURCH IS A BUILDING
1 Corinthians 3:16
In 1 Corinthians 3, Paul addresses a local church that was divided. People were rallying around different leaders and failing to see how all the leaders’ work was woven together. Paul compares the leaders to builders laboring to build the church there in Corinth, specifically laboring to build the temple where the Spirit would live.