Romans 12:1-2 lays out an important template for understanding the Christian life — a life completely transformed by the mercies of the Gospel of Christ.
2 Samuel 24 encapsulates the entire spectrum of the life of David — sin and weakness, deep faith and love. More importantly than that, this story sums up the Gospel of David\’s descendant and the response of those who wish to reign with him.
Jesus often challenged his followers to examine themselves with one crucial question: Do you understand?
Jesus was rejected for the good he did and those who follow him will face the same treatment. Instead of giving up or attacking those who attacked him, Jesus overcame by persisting in doing good. Those who follow him must do the same.
Mark 5 tells us one of the most important truths anyone could ever know about Jesus: Yes, he cares.
God expects his people to be givers, sacrificial givers, givers of themselves to him, givers to others in need.
Jesus\’ parables and miracles point toward one core element that makes his kingdom truly great: power.