Picking up in a series on Jesus' hard sayings, Bryan Pummel looks into what Jesus meant in his reply to those who accused him of casting out demon's by Satan's power.
With impending doom on the horizon, the prophet, Joel, calls on the people to turn around, to repent. And the basis for their confidence in repentance is God's character.
Turning to chapter 2 in the book of Joel, the prophet foresees an impending calamity, the very army of God. What is the significance for us? Pastor Chris digs in.
Elder Bryan Pummel begins a series on several "hard sayings" of Jesus. Here he looks at the faith of a Gentile woman who paints herself with very sharp words.
In the aftermath of what appears to be four successive locusts plagues, the land was decimated. Drought, fire, and locusts had eradicated plant life. Both domesticated and wild animals were parched for thirst and wandered aimlessly for pasture. The people began to starve. Hopelessness set in. Amidst the scene, the prophet Joel reminds us that calamity is a call to repentance.
Pastor Chris looks into a the subtlety and profoun d theology behind an enormous request of the Apostle Paul from his friend Philemon, a request that shatters the way we look at human relationships.
Paul has a fairly large request to make of Philemon, but before he gets to it, he offers a prayer of thanksgiving for Philemon's brotherly love and a prayer that his gospel commitment might be activated by some unexpected news.
The Epistle to Philemon, a short letter from an apostle to a slave owner, begins with a rather lengthy introduction that is heavy on identity. In pointing to the identities of prisoner, brother/sister, worker, and soldier, the letter makes the case that a Christian’s identity is radically shaped by Jesus.
Arrested, accused, beaten, and warned, the Apostles faced a potentially harrowing situation in Acts 4. Bryan Pummel unpacks what might be a surprising response: a prayer for boldness.
An obscure figure in an obscure book prays an enigmatic prayer, and God answers it. Why? Pastor Chris looks at how and why God answers the prayer of Jabez. The answer might surprise you.