Jesus was the most compassionate person who ever lived. Often his compassion for one led him to be irritated with others who didn’t share his compassion. Today’s message shows us both sides of Jesus and instructs us as his followers.
This morning we conclude our series on the Church. As we have seen it’s beginning and some early big events that have shaped it and caused it to grow, the question arises 2000 years later: Does the Church really matter?
As we continue our series on the movement we call the church, today’s story is about the first big controversy that arose in the midst of the gathering. It’s relevant for us today because the same controversy seems to come up again and again within the church of Christ today. The solution, as posited by James, the brother of Jesus, may surprise you.
As we continue our look at the beginning of the movement we know as the church, this morning we consider a major predicted shift from outside the confines of Judea into the uttermost parts of the earth. That the shift took place was not surprising. Jesus said it would happen. God’s chosen instrument to lead the way? Very surprising.
As we continue our look at the church movement in the book of Acts, we find the opposition to the apostle’s boldness increasing. With increased boldness comes increased persecution. How did they respond? How do we respond?
As we continue our series on the first century church this morning, we look at the first recorded prayer of that church. How a person or group prays says a lot about them. What/Who is the center of your prayers?
This morning we begin a series on the early church. After Jesus resurrected he laid out his plans and purposes for the believers, from generation to generation. How similar and how different does the modern church look when compared to the early church? What has been lost along the way and needs to be regained? Those are the kinds of questions we will be asking ourselves for the next few weeks.
As we consider the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus this morning, we wonder what difference it makes for us. Along with the good news that “Christ has risen, He has risen indeed!” come promises from God that seem too good to be true!
On this Palm Sunday, as we celebrate the kingship of Jesus, we’re going to look at a man who got the whole kingship deal wrong. The temptation for God’s people yet today is to center our relationship with the king on what’s in it for ourselves.
This morning we turn our attention to a couple of characters who played a role in the death of Jesus. They had one thing in mind and Sovereign God had quite another thing in mind. Guess who wins?