Jesus sends out His Twelve Sent-Ones on their first mission. Why does He give them the instructions that He gives . . . and what's up with the staff?
Jesus does Jesus stuff, but more Jesus workers are needed to do Jesus stuff, so Jesus apostles His disciples so that more Jesus stuff can get done . . . or something like that.
"Your faith has made you well" . . . except faith never believes in itself, but trusts only in its object, namely Jesus.
Why is it that wherever Jesus is, there is the party? Because to dine with Jesus is to be at one with Him, and He with us.
Jesus, the Great Physician, does "healing" in a way that no one else can. When He heals, it goes beyond physical and into eternity.
Being a Christ-follower is indeed a bed of roses. But don't forget: roses have thorns. Jesus advises potential disciples to count the cost.
When a Gentile comes to Jesus with a request, Jesus is astounded by his faith. Christian faith understands Jesus' authority, but did the Jews understand that?
Through the Gospel of Matthew, Craig and Troy continue talking about the "two religions." One is firm, built on the rock of Christ. The other is unstable, built upon literally anything else.
Narrow gates, false prophets, and being denied by the Lord all stem from the same thing: the religion of "You." Craig and Troy work through some hard sayings in Jesus' sermon.
What can we ask God for? Why do we think He'd want to give it to us? Craig and Troy talk about the deep meaning of "Ask, seek, knock."
What's your vote for the most misapplied and misquoted Bible verse of all time? Craig and Troy vote for "Don't you judge me!" Today we talk about the reality of being under judgment, and seeking repentance.
Why do you worry, when God has your back? Craig and Troy consider the lillies, the 1st Commandment, and the comfort found in seeking first His kingdom.
God is not the source of temptation, but He may use our temptations to teach us of HIs grace. Craig and Troy conclude their study on the Lord's Prayer.
"Forgive us our sins, as we forgive the sins of others"? How does that work? Craig and Troy dive headfirst into the Fifth Petition of the Lord's Prayer.
If God does all this stuff anyway, why should we even pray for it? Craig and Troy wade back into the Lord's Prayer and our receiving of what He does.
Who should pray and how can we do it? Craig and Troy take a closer look at the prayer Jesus Himself gave us to pray.
You gotta serve/work for/obey/be of use to somebody . . . will it be for selfish gathering of treasures that fade and decay, or will it be service that comes from a sincere faith and a pure heart?
Let's be honest: your Heavenly mansion is not going to be that big, and it gets smaller with every room addition that you plan. Craig and Troy work through Jesus' warnings to not be a hypocrite.
We wanted to spend just a few minutes answering For You Crew questions, but as usual got carried away. Listen as Craig and Troy spitball on the question of Bible translations and specifically on the King James Version.
Jesus ruthlessly hammers us with a Law that we cannot escape so that He might give us a Gospel that will never abandon us.
You ARE salt and light. By our new nature in Christ, we do salty and light things. But how is God glorified in the things that we do?https://bookofconcord.org/sources-and-context/heidelberg-disputation/
Mercy, peace, and pureness of heart are not something we find in ourselves, but we find them in Christ, and in Christ we are found to be all those things.
The Beatitudes aren't veiled Law, but pure gracious Gospel. Jesus tells us we are blessed when we are found in Him.
At the outset of His ministry, Jesus' authority is on full display. Authority over sickness, authority over demons, and the authority to call you to follow Him
Craig and Troy tackle the issue that has caused so many first-year seminarians untold sleepless nights: When Jesus was tempted, could He actually have sinned?