The early church battles legalism as the Gentiles are brought in. A council is formed and Peter takes a stand. James agrees but has some "lesser requirements." Did they get it right? Did Paul correct it later? How does the culture of the day play into this? Is it really safe to add anything to the gospel? Daniel and Erick discuss all of this. Have a listen!
We are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses. But, who are these witnesses, what do they witness to, and what does it mean to be surrounded by a great cloud of them? What do we find in this “cloud”? The “who” is simple enough. We just need to look one chapter prior in Hebrews.
Chad and Daniel wrap up the book of Leviticus. It seems like a strange ending but there are things to learn. How did the end of this book play out in the early church? How do they end up at Ananias and Sapphira? Thanks for joining us for this book and get ready for Numbers!
What might we say is the significance of John addressing Revelation to the seven churches that are in Asia? It does two things. First, it grounds it in reality. This gives the book credibility as attested to by the naming of actual places and actual churches residing in those places.
If our job is to magnify the Lord to the world, God must have decided to use our children to magnify our own sins so we can see them. My children hate correction. They take it as a personal insult. No matter how gently, or grace filled I correct, padding it on either side with nice things, they receive it like a punch from a bully.
On August 4th we held a City Event in New Jersey at Hillside Church. It was an incredible day of teaching, singing and fellowship. We are so grateful for all who came out. We will be releasing the content over the next few weeks but in the meantime here is a photo recap of the event.