The 1015- Graduate Blessing

Admin How the Bible Works, Mike Andrews

Paul called the early Christians the ambassadors of God. They came to view themselves as emissaries from the Kingdom of God, sent into the world to put His Kingdom on display. As they learned to live and love in the way of Jesus, they became a welcome contrast to the self oriented way of the cultures around them – and …

The 1015- A Church on Mission

Admin How the Bible Works, Video

Since the beginning, God has invited people to join Him in brining order to chaos. We are to live in ways that demonstrate the realities of His Kingdom and the blessings that flow from relationship and harmony with Him. This work is not reserved for an elite; it’s the mission and purpose of all who identify with and love Jesus. …

The 1015- A Sacrificial Body

Admin How the Bible Works, John Mulholland, Video

The road to unity the church is found in sacrifice. Because of what Jesus has done for us, we offer ourselves as gifts…to God, and to one another. The way we are with one another, because of who we are in Christ, is a proclamation of the gospel. We’ll be reading this week from Romans 12. YouVersion Event. Bible Reading …

The 1015- We are the Church

Admin How the Bible Works, Video

The church is the body of Christ. Like any body, the church is made of up many parts; like the body, each of us has a role and a responsibility to function together in a way that glorifies Jesus and demonstrates unity. This week we’ll continue our conversation about How the Bible Works to teach us about the Church Age. …

The 1015- This is not MY Church

Admin How the Bible Works, John Mulholland, Video

When we enter into a relationship with God, he connects us with other believers and joins us together into a body. We call this body “the church.” Like every body, there is a head, and the head of the church is Christ, and all matters within the church fall under His authority. This week’s YouVersion Event. This week’s YouVersion Reading …

The 1015- The Gospels

Admin How the Bible Works, Joe Petersen

For many years, God’s people had been looking for a Messiah to rescue them from the captivity they were in. Moses had told the children of Israel, “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him” (Deuteronomy 18:15). From that time on, they had been looking …

The 1015- A Hopeful Exile

Admin How the Bible Works, John Mulholland, Video

After 70 years, God’s people came out of captivity and returned home filled with doubts: “are we really Gods people? What if we’re not? Is that why all of these bad things happened to us?” The genealogy at the beginning of Chronicles is a giant “yes, you are my people, here’s how…” from God. The focus of Chronicles and Ezra/Nehemiah …

The 1015- A Wisdom Worthy of Praise

Admin How the Bible Works, John Mulholland

The Bible is not a collection of lectures about God; the books of the Poets and the Wisdom Literature add depth, color, and texture that helps us realize God’s truths for us today. In them, we see the range of human emotions, thoughts, and feelings that reveal the timelessness, and the timeliness, of the Bible. This week, we’ll be talking …

The 1015- A Mighty Flood of Justice

Admin How the Bible Works, John Mulholland

God’s people have entered the Promised Land and begin to function as a nation. Kings rise, and kings fall. Taxes are collected, Temple worship continues. The influence of other nations (and their gods) draws the people away from the LORD. Time and time again, the leaders choose autonomy and agency over God’s plan. God responds to all of this with …

The 1015- In Need of a King

Admin How the Bible Works, John Mulholland, Video

God’s word to Abram (Genesis 12:1-3) has been fulfilled and His people begin to settle in the Promised Land. Like the generations before them, they’re given a choice: serve the LORD or serve themselves. God is ever faithful; the people are ever-faithless. As the death, destruction and chaos spiral out of control, how will God respond? This week, we’ll be …