March 29, 2021
Suffering is real, but death doesn't get the final word.
The final 3 sayings uttered by Jesus on the cross were words of deep distress, eternal triumph, and beautiful reunion. This is the final episode of our focus on Jesus' words on the cross.
Today's texts leads us to ask: Can you embrace suffering? What was Jesus' mission and how do we confuse it? What does "life after death after life" mean? Are you resting in God's hands?
See NT Wright, "Surprised By Hope"
March 22, 2021
In the midst of horrific suffering, Jesus cared for his mother and worshiped The Father. This is Part 2 of our study of the 7 statements made by Jesus on the cross.
When Jesus references Psalm 22, he isn't crying out against his Father. He's crying out to him.
Tim Keller article from The Atlantic.
1. How do you treat your neighbor when you are suffering?
2. Do you worship when you are suffering?
March 13, 2021
As he suffered the excruciating pain of the cross, Jesus made seven statements. Today we're looking at the first two.
Saying 1 - A word of forgiveness.
“Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots to divide his clothing" (Luke 23:34).
Saying 2 - A word of salvation
“He replied, 'Truly, I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise'" (Luke 23:43).
March 12, 2021
This week Beth Moore announced that she was leaving the world's largest church denomination - the Southern Baptist Convention. Moore has been one of the most effective SBC Bible teachers and authors, but has been the target of intense attacks from some who should've been supporting her. Brian and Taylor recorded this special episode in order to let you know about this significant event and to call the global church to unity, which sometimes requires a rebuke.
March 9, 2021
Brian had the funniest dream of his life. It warranted an episode. Hilarity ensued.
March 3, 2021
Money is like fire – it can warm us or burn our house to the ground. Thankfully, the Bible says a lot about money that will help us defeat greed, honor God, and bless others. We'll study Deuteronomy 26 in this important episode.
The Bible teaches us to Give…
1. Sacrificially 2. Joyfully 3. Graciously