There’s some confusion regarding baptism and its importance. Some may believe it’s optional, so they never have gotten baptized at all. Others may have participated—in all sincerity—in a non-biblical baptism. This message will bring some biblical clarity.
Have you ever wondered why we take Communion on a regular basis? Do we really understand its significance? How is it related to the Old Testament? Find out why this is such a significant memorial celebration.
Do you ever struggle with doubting whether all this Christianity stuff is true? How about the whole Jesus thing? Did you know Billy Graham doubted as did best-selling author Lee Strobel? How did they overcome their skepticism? How did Thomas? Do you believe?
What did Jesus mean when he said, “If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” Are we like little Popes running around with this great power to be like God? Or, is there a more practical interpretation, like, we are responsible to preach the Gospel to everyone?
Those were the words of Jesus when he suddenly appeared in a room full of frightened disciples. He knew just the right words to say to calm their fears. He says the same to us today when we are fretful and fearful. All we have to remember is that he is right here when we need him. I hope this message encourages you if you are in a tough place today.
“Heeere’s Jesus!” is the message title because he was always making sudden, unexpected appearances. Why did He suddenly show up in the middle of a room behind locked doors to his disciples anyway? Couldn’t he have knocked first? What was the reaction of his followers? When was the last time Jesus invaded your private space and how did you respond? (Based on Luke 24:33-44, but, because my time ran out, I only got to verse 36. As one person said:…
So, you’re taking a walk and Jesus shows up, but you don’t recognize him. What do you do now? Well, these two guys did the right thing and were blessed!
In this day of Cancel Culture, it’s wonderful that God offers another opportunity when we blow it, time and again. Just ask Peter. Have you ever noticed the two important little words “and Peter” in these verses after Jesus resurrected? Mark 16: 6-7: “Don’t be alarmed,” Jesus said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples AND PETER, ‘He…
What happened when the women visited the tomb of Jesus and what should their account inspire us to do?