Here we have our final stop in 1 Corinthians for the year, once again focusing on the issue of resurrection. We see that God is not done with this place or these bodies, and we should not have our eyes on escape, but instead place our hope in resurrection.
We jump into the Proverbs, looking at what we are called to prioritize if we are to be wise and faithful people.
We take a look at the long and wild journey of Absalom, who was close to successfully overthrowing the reign of David in a coup. We focus in on the idea of justice – what is true justice in the kingdom of God?
In this passage, David commits horrendous acts. We take Bathsheba’s view of things and find that God has not forgotten or abandoned Bathsheba, Uriah, or others who have been victimized by the Davids of the world.
David and Goliath! The original. We see that what matters is whether the Lord is with you (not strength or odds or any other factors), and we find that our lives are to be shaped by the calling of God (and not any other factors).
In Psalm 51 we find a beautiful, confessional prayer that finds us in our need for mercy and cries out to God along with us.
In this third week of Advent, we look at yet another incredible passage from the book of Isaiah. We talk about the distance that we sometimes find between the promises we pronounce and the reality we see in the church, and we are challenged to wait with expectancy for the time when the promises will…
Craig Keen leads us into the parable of the tenants, one of Jesus’ most pointed and harsh parables pronouncing the overthrow of the current world order. Craig invites us to hear the good news in this as he preaches the gospel.
We look at the parable of the laborers in the field and talk about our cultural obsession with fairness. Jesus challenges us to stop worrying so much about who deserves what and begin to trust, instead, in the overwhelming generosity of God.