Tag: Love

Ben McGillivray
Ben McGillivray
November 20, 2016

What If I Walk Away?

The Offensiveness of God’s Mercy
Missions Emphasis 3

We examine two godly men who were offended by God’s mercy. There is an interesting parallel between the story of Jonah and that of the prodigal son, and both illustrate disintegration when one’s heart becomes calloused towards God’s plan.
[Jonah 1-4; Luke 15:11-32]

Jeff Bjorgan
Jeff Bjorgan
August 14, 2016

Fear Him Who Can Throw You Into Hell

Hard Sayings of Jesus Series 7

Have you ever been scared of God? Did Jesus really say we should fear the one who has authority to throw us into hell? We explore what Jesus really had in mind when it came to persecution, death, hell, and the trustworthiness of God.
[Luke 12:4-7; Matthew 10:21-22; 2 Timothy 4:18]

Cal Krahn
Cal Krahn
August 7, 2016

You Will Always Have the Poor

Hard Sayings of Jesus Series 6

Did Jesus really say that we would always have the poor with us? Yes, but not as an excuse to avoid helping the poor. Jesus calls us to generously give to the poor and to extravagantly love God. In fact, helping the needy is an expression of love to God.
[John 12:1-8; Deuteronomy 15:7-11; Matthew 25:40]

Cal Krahn
Cal Krahn
July 24, 2016

Jesus Came to Bring a Sword

Hard Sayings of Jesus Series 4

Did Jesus really say, “I came not to bring peace, but the sword.” Yes, but context is key. Jesus doesn’t want violence or division, but not everyone wants to follow Jesus. This is the Jesus effect: we either follow him or reject him. There is no middle ground.
[Matthew 10:34; Romans 12:18]

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