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Living God's Mission: Good News For Everyone

Living God's Mission: Good News For Everyone

February 22, 2015
Crossland, Bob
35:38

Ash Wednesday 2015

February 18, 2015
Jones, David
15:51
Living God's Mission: Faith vs. Magic

Living God's Mission: Faith vs. Magic

Reflection — Transfiguration Sunday
As we saw earlier, the Samaritan schism had lasted for centuries. But now the Samaritans were being evangelized, and were responding to the gospel. It was a ...
February 15, 2015
Crossland, Bob
39:44
Living God's Mission: The Consolations Of Suffering

Living God's Mission: The Consolations Of Suffering

Reflection
The point of being a ‘martyr’, then, a ‘witness’, is not just that giving one’s life to death provides striking confirmation of one’s faith (when facing death, what’s the point in being a ...
February 8, 2015
Crossland, Bob
34:44

Jesus Responds To Bad News

Reflection — Fourth Sunday After The Epiphany
Repentance always brings a man to this point: I have sinned. The surest sign that God is at work is when a man says that and means it. The entrance t ...
February 1, 2015
Kim, Iron
33:57

The Christian Guide To Investing

19:11 As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. 12 He said therefore, ...
January 25, 2015
Wood, Britton
29:25

The Kingdom of God

Jesus talks about the kingdom all the time, every day, almost every hour. When he talks about it, it skips from analogy to analogy. He does not say what it is, only what it is like. . . . The ...
January 18, 2015
Jones, David
36:17
Acts: God In A Box

Acts: God In A Box

January 11, 2015
Crossland, Bob
31:59

Christmas: Responding to the Newborn King

Reflection | Second Sunday after Christmas Day
Although the scribes could explain where the Messiah should be born, they remained quite unperturbed in Jerusalem. They did not accompany the Wise Men ...
January 4, 2015
Kim, Iron
39:59

Christmas: He Will Console

Reflection
Who among us will celebrate Christmas right? Those who finally lay down all their power, honor, and prestige, all their vanity, pride, and self-will at the manger, those who stand by the ...
December 28, 2014
Kim, Iron
32:50

Christmas Eve: He Will Crush The Darkness

December 24, 2014
Crossland, Bob
21:03

Advent: He Will Draw Near

Reflection
How can God stoop lower than to come and dwell with a poor humble soul? Which is more than if he had said, such a one should dwell with him; for a beggar to live at court is not so much ...
December 21, 2014
Jones, David
30:00

Advent: He Will Make It Right

Reflection
As the great writing prophets of the Bible knew, sin has a thousand faces. . . . These prophets kept dreaming of a time when God would put things right again. They dreamed of a new age i ...
December 14, 2014
Jones, David
27:47
Acts: Growing Pains

Acts: Growing Pains

Reflection
Any person can stand outside the church and critique its obedience to the gospel. Part of God’s call on a Christian’s life is to walk inside and die to self by relating to other human ...
December 7, 2014
Jones, David
37:31
Acts: Is It Of God?

Acts: Is It Of God?

First Sunday of Advent
Advent is a word that means “coming” or “arrival.” It is a four-week period in which the church remembers the promises of Jesus’ first coming as our Savior, and looks forward ...
November 30, 2014
Crossland, Bob
43:24
Psalms: To Soften A Heart

Psalms: To Soften A Heart

Reflection — To Soften A Heart
There can be no rest to an unbelieving heart. If manna and miracles could not satisfy Israel, neither would they have been content with the land which flowed with m ...
November 23, 2014
Crossland, Bob
33:35
Acts: Truth and Consequences

Acts: Truth and Consequences

Reflection
We must have hearts that are harder than iron if we are not moved by the reading of this narrative [Acts 4:32-37]. In those days the believers gave abundantly of what was their own; we i ...
November 16, 2014
Crossland, Bob
37:54
Acts: When Your Confidence Is Shaken

Acts: When Your Confidence Is Shaken

Reflection
Made for spirituality, we wallow in introspection. Made for joy, we settle for pleasure. Made for justice, we clamor for vengeance. Made for relationship, we insist on our own way. Made ...
November 9, 2014
Kim, Iron
37:15
Acts: Lame Man Walking

Acts: Lame Man Walking

Reflection
Jesus’ first followers didn’t think, for a moment, that the Kingdom meant simply some new religious advice–an improved spirituality, a better code of morals, or a freshly crafted ...
November 2, 2014
Kim, Iron
40:25
Acts: The New Community

Acts: The New Community

Reflection
The very purpose of Christ’s self-giving on the cross was not just to save isolated individuals, and thus to perpetuate their loneliness, but to create a new community whose members ...
October 26, 2014
Jones, David
36:09
Acts: Cut To The Heart

Acts: Cut To The Heart

Reflection
I have always felt that one of the reasons that Jesus is so widely treated as nice but irrelevant (offering a salvation that nobody really needs), is that people don’t really believe ...
October 19, 2014
Jones, David
34:10
Acts: The First Startup

Acts: The First Startup

Reflection
The mission of the church is nothing more nor less than the outworking, in the power of the Spirit, of Jesus’ bodily resurrection, and thus the anticipation of the time when God will ...
October 12, 2014
Jones, David
35:03
Acts: "You will be my witnesses"

Acts: "You will be my witnesses"

Reflection
The mission of the church is nothing more nor less than the outworking, in the power of the Spirit, of Jesus’ bodily resurrection, and thus the anticipation of the time when God will f ...
October 5, 2014
Jones, David
35:49
Abraham According to the Gospel: The Test

Abraham According to the Gospel: The Test

Reflection
Abraham cannot possess the promises; they are his by privilege and not by right. They are most truly his only when he “offers them up.”
— Thomas Mann
He who loves God without faith ...
September 28, 2014
Crossland, Bob
39:30
Abraham According to the Gospel: The Logic of Promise

Abraham According to the Gospel: The Logic of Promise

September 21, 2014
Crossland, Bob
34:52
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