Chad and Daniel spend a lot of time talking about death, how the people of Israel viewed it and what changed once Jesus arrived. Priests have very strict rules about who they can marry and what makes them unclean. But the true and great High Priest does things very differently. Have a listen!
We should take great care in observing how the psalmist relates to God. Our eyes and hearts should be open to seeing what the psalmist appeals to and how he addresses God. How does the sinner have communion with a holy and upright God?
Saul is "ravaging" the church but the gospel is spreading. A magician is converted and baptized but then tries to buy the power of God. The Holy Spirit is mysteriously absent in Samaria until the Apostles arrive and Philip encounters a eunuch from Ethiopia reading Isaiah. There are some tough parts in this chapter but Daniel & Erick discuss it all. Have a listen!
All the verbs of our salvation are passive. God calls and gathers people to him through his Gospel. We don’t find him like an explorer finds the headwaters of a river. We are saved by Jesus’ death and resurrection. We don’t save ourselves.
She was the talk of the town. Everyone knew her for all the wrong reasons. While most sought shelter from the scorching sun, shuffling feet kicked up sand and dirt as they scurried to gather water under the sweltering heat.
The Church is a community. But the Church is not like other communities. That probably sounds arrogant. Is the Church’s community really different from all other communities? Yes. And for reasons that hardly seem evident at first glance.