This past Sunday, I had the opportunity to preach from John 6:16-24. This is John’s version of Jesus walking on water.Continue reading
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Baptized with the Holy Spirit & Fire: This Doesn’t Mean What We Think It Means
There’s a somewhat peculiar passage in the early chapters of both Matthew’s and Luke’s gospels. There we read about being baptized with the Holy Spirit and fire. This will be an act of the Messiah, Jesus, over and above John’s baptism in water. Here are the words in Luke’s account: Continue reading
The Problem with Being “Gospel-Centered”
Over the past decade or so, many churches in America have been espousing that they are “gospel-centered.” Just as in culture, there are many buzzwords within the church: missional, organic, intentional, etc. And another one happens to be gospel-centered.
But what’s the problem with being gospel-centered? That’s a good thing, right? Continue reading
Holy Week Reflections: Sacrifice, Silence, Salvation
Above is a painting by Jean-Baptiste Jouvenet entitled Descent From the Cross.
The Christian church identifies this week as the most important week in the history of humankind – Holy Week.
We have Maundy Thursday, focused on the Last Supper of Christ with the twelve. This is followed by Good Friday, whereas Christ is sacrificed upon the cross for humanity’s sin. Next we have Holy Saturday (or Silent Saturday), a day that many evangelicals might not call to mind, as it lies between the death and resurrection of Christ. Lastly, we have Easter Sunday, the day of celebrating Christ’s defeat over death through resurrection. Continue reading
The Problem of 4 Gospels?
A couple of week’s back, I saw this photo below posted on the internet.
It’s quite humorous, I think. But the reality is that, for some, this photo might seem to communicate a problem about the New Testament Gospels.
What do I mean? Continue reading