What is the difference between the church and any other organization or organized religion? We believe that unique mark is the person and presence of the Holy Spirit who makes Jesus known. Acts 2:1-41 reveals the Spirit’s long-awaited arrival in a dramatic narrative form. Here, we explore the arrival of the Spirit, the explanation about the Spirit, and the appropriate response to the Spirit.
The last parable in our series is the famous “The Prodigal Son.” Yet, the text shows that there are two lost sons in need of joy, life, and wholeness. Listen in as we survey a familiar text with fresh eyes.
The Kingdom of God is the rule and reign of God over his people. Jesus uses parables to illustrate the nature and life of the Kingdom and our role in it. Here, we discuss The Parable of the Sower, which Jesus uses to draw people out of a curious crowd and into serious discipleship. There multiple ways to respond to the Kingdom, but ultimately only one gives life.
While in prison, St. John of the Cross famously called it the “Dark Night of the Soul.” After losing his wife to cancer, C.S. Lewis called it the “Mad Midnight Moments.” A.W. Tozer called it the “Ministry in the Night.” Whatever we choose to call it, there are times in life when God feels distant, our disciplines seem dull, and life becomes numb. Here, we discuss how to engage these dark days of disorientation.