Is following Jesus all it’s cracked up to be? Honestly, has your Christian life turned out to be what you thought it would be when you opted in? If not–if you have experienced disappointment or disillusionment as a disciple–you have probably heard the tempting whisper, “Why not opt out?” The passage we will study together…
How do you turn a man, great as he may be, into a god?
You start with facts, but then you mix in some fiction. A miracle here, a claim to deity there. You Photoshop your hero until he becomes superhuman.
This is what many people believe Christians have done to Jesus. We have mythologized him into a Messiah–the kind of God we want and need.
But do historical documents support that theory, or do they have a compelling ring of truth?
We’re going to examine Mark 7:24 – 8:30 to see if the Jesus of the Bible is a man-made myth or the God-sent Messiah.
A character in a Jodi Picoult novel said: “You can fool yourself, you know. You’d think it’s impossible, but it turns out it’s the easiest thing of all.” Easy, yes, but harmless? No. We are accountable to a God who sees us as we really are. How merciful of Him to purge us of self-deception…
Looking for a great way to begin your holiday celebration? You’re invited to White Pine’s annual Community Christmas Eve Celebration!
Do you ever have the desire to accomplish something BIG…something that helps a lot of people? Me too. And who better to learn from than one who has impacted the lives of millions? Join us this Sunday as we focus on two days in the life of Jesus during which He shows us a couple…
Who is your favorite Bible character? More importantly, who was Jesus’ favorite Bible character? This Sunday, we will find out not only who it was, but why. In the process we will learn how to become great in the eyes of God.
If you only knew how much potential you have to help others live forever, it would blow your mind.
And it would change the way you read your Bible. You would read about how powerfully God used the twelve apostles, and it would give you a vision of how powerfully He wants to use you. And you would realize that the instructions He gave them (like those in Mark 6:7-13), He is also giving you. And when you followed those instructions, you would get the same results that the apostles got, and feel the same satisfaction they felt.
But that’s just wishful thinking, right? God would never really use us like He used them, would He?
Come find out.
If you’re anything like me, you’re susceptible to allowing the busyness of the Christmas season to eclipse the significance of it.
That’s why Advent matters. It’s a way to create space in our minds and hearts for the good news we hear every Christmas-that God has wrapped Himself in human flesh and come near to us.
To help you and your family really celebrate Christmas this year, I’d like to offer these two suggestions:
1. Begin using this Advent Calendar today to bring the spirit of Christmas into your home.
2. Watchour family-friendly Advent kickoff
Imagine a world without tears. Revelation 21 gives us a vision of a future without pain or death–but how can we be sure it’s more than just a pipe dream? Because of what happened in the past. As we will see in Mark 5:21–6:6, Jesus conquered disease and death. As it was then, so it…
It is so common to think… “If Jesus really cared, He would not let my life be so hard.” “The window for Jesus to help me is long gone.” “My life is better without Jesus in it.” If you can relate, Jesus wants you to know that those statements are so far from being reality.…