The Stories Jesus Told: The Exclusive & Inclusive Gospel

As we dive back into our series of the Parables: The Stories Jesus Told. We find ourselves at Luke 13:22-30 with the Parable of the Narrow Door. In this parable Jesus is asked a question, "Will only a few be saved?" Jesus not only answers this question but explains why only a few will be saved. In doing so He reveals a core truth of the Gospel that is both exclusive and inclusive at the same time. Luke 13:22-30

The False Victory of Christ

Palm Sunday is often celebrated because of the words spoken by the crowd, but few understand the motivations behind their words. This was not a spiritual welcoming to the Savior as He arrived in Jerusalem, rather this was a political rally. The Israelites, specifically those who were from Bethany, were facing their expectations on Christ. Do we do the same today? John 12:12-18

Ephesians: What Will You Bring to the Fight? Pt. 2

Paul gives his final big topic to the Ephesians as he focuses on the spiritual battle that is raging all around us even today. Satan, his demons, and the world is trying to trap Christians into giving into sin and abandoning the faith. Paul teaches that this battle cannot be won by us. Christians are completely outgunned, yet the victory can be won through Christ and the power He gives to those who follow Him. This power is known as the armor of God. Ephesians 6:14-20

Ephesians: What Will You Bring to the Fight? Pt. 1

Paul gives his final big topic to the Ephesians as he focuses on the spiritual battle that is raging all around us even today. Satan, his demons, and the world is trying to trap Christians into giving into sin and abandoning the faith. Paul teaches that this battle cannot be won by us. Christians are completely outgunned, yet the victory can be won through Christ and the power He gives to those who follow Him. This power is known as the armor of God. Ephesians 6:10-13

Ephesians: Slavery, Employment, & the Gospel

Paul turns his focus from living the Gospel through righteousness in the home to how Christians are to live within the issue of slavery. Slavery is something many falsely consider the Bible silent on, but there is much to be discussed on how God views slavery. Since slavery is not in our immediate context, the application is made to how Christians are to work for their employers and how employers are to treat their workers. Ephesians 6:5-9