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.
In this teaching, we explore a penitential Psalm that has a tone of joy. Often, we think about confession and repentance in a negative light, but this song highlights the deep sense of freedom that comes when we break the silence and begin to deal with the sin in our life.
In this teaching, we examine Psalm 107 and discuss the biblical vision for being “thankful.” The Psalm beautifully provides the various ways that distress and trouble come our direction and how God is faithful to redeem us in the midst of trouble. Distress does not discriminate, but neither does the grace and love of God.