Beginning and Ending by the Spirit (Galatians, Part 24)

This week we continue exploring the book of Galatians using a question-and-answer format. 3:1O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. 2 Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? 3 Are…

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Knowing God

  We are taking a break from the Galatians series this week to answer the question, “What does it mean to know God”? Here is my simple answer to that question: Knowing God means more than simply having information about him; it means that we have an intimate relationship with him, and can interact with…

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Bearing Witness to the Risen Christ (Part 1)

In this new blog series, I want to talk about how followers of Jesus can “bear witness to Christ” in their day-to-day lives. Specifically, I want to do this by examining Acts 22-24, which describes several, varied examples when the Apostle Paul “bore witness” to Christ, and I want to draw out some principles that…

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Jesus, the Suffering Servant (Part 4)

In Isaiah 52:13-53:12, the prophet Isaiah paints a picture of the Suffering Servant who would rescue God’s people from judgment and exile, and restore them to their Lord by bearing their sins and giving them a share in his ultimate victory. Over 700 years before Jesus Christ’s earthly ministry, Isaiah described what kind of savior…

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