Tag Archives: kingdom of god

Entering the Apocalypse

What comes to mind when you hear the word “Revelation,” as in the last book in the Bible? Chances are pretty good you think about “end times prophecy” in some way, Revelation as depicting the end of the world at … Continue reading

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“Confess and believe, and you will be saved!”

If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with … Continue reading

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We are Called to Allegiance

“But Peter and the apostles answered, ‘We must obey God rather than any human authority’” (Acts 5:29). Pastor’s Notes: In the book of Acts the first followers of Jesus called themselves “the Way”: people of the way of Jesus, the … Continue reading

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“All you ever do is talk about Jesus and love. Why don’t you preach the gospel?”

Okay, so I’ve never heard it put quite that starkly. And I don’t hear this in quite the critical tone of that title, at least not directly. (What’s said about me when I’m not around, well, that may be a … Continue reading

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Jesus Was a Peacenik After All

This past weekend I hosted my seminar on Jesus in history called, “Was Jesus Married? …and other awkward questions.” (The answer to that one, by the way, was, “Almost certainly not—though it is not historically impossible, and shouldn’t be theologically … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer

This post is excerpted from my sermon this past Sunday, February 1, 2015. “Lord, teach us to pray.” That’s how Luke’s Gospel introduces the prayer that we today call the Lord’s Prayer: Jesus’ disciples so moved by Jesus’ own praying … Continue reading

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“Turn the Other Cheek” ≠ “Be a Doormat”

This post has been moved to Pastor Michael’s blog here. Thanks for stopping by!

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