The confession of Jesus as the Christ is the firm foundation of the Church. Even as Peter was called blessed in confessing this, so too are we.
In the constant search for new and novel experiences, are we forsaking the simple word of God? Beware of the leaven of novelty.
Craig and Troy pick up where they left off last week and explore the spiritual meaning of the Reformation
In honor of the upcoming Reformation Day, Craig and Troy discuss the history, background, and gospel importance of the Lutheran Reformation.
Jesus came not only for the sheep, but apparently for the dogs as well. You won't believe what happens when she asks for a favor.
Tradition in service of the gospel is good. Demanding the gospel serve tradition shows the filth of your heart.
Jesus proves His divinity by not only being master over creation, but in being master of life and death. Peter proves both his faith and faithlessness by putting his eyes on Jesus and then immediately taking them back off.
One one level, Jesus does an impressive work of feeding 5,000+ with just a few rolls and some fish. But on a deeper level, we see Jesus preparing the eternal feast for you.
Herod fulfills his promise so that Jesus can fulfill His; John decreases, Jesus increases.
Craig and Troy riff on rapid-fire parables, and Jesus trains us for the Kingdom. Go back and check out our series on parables at https://tinyurl.com/y7h8hjve
What happens when Jesus tells a parable about His Kingdom? Craig and Troy discuss Christ's Kingdom operates.
Sow, Jesus seeds a parable and a pun, and lettuce understand. But when the corn grows, what ears hear and what ears don't?
. . . or are we an evil and adulterous generation? The difference is whether the Holy Spirit will cause us to hear the Word, or not
Jesus doubles down on being Lord of the Sabbath, and the Pharisees call Him satanic. But that makes no sense! Jesus is not satanic, He's the One who binds Satan and steals his stuff.
Jesus not only desires mercy, but gives mercy. Our sacrifices will never satisfy the demands of the Law, but Christ's sacrifice for us gives all the holiness the law requires.
Is repentance really just an afterthought or a one-time event? Or is it the way of the Christian life in which God turns us away from ourselves and towards His Son.
. . . to which Jesus answers, "Why? What have you heard?" Jesus challenges all the doubts about Himself and demands we believe in who He truly is.
What does the Prince of Peace mean when He says, "I've come not to bring peace, but a sword?" In sending out The Twelve, Jesus reminds us all of just Who is our very identity.
Jesus uses a lot of animal metaphors in order to instruct His disciples in how to interact with the world.
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.