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How does the Better Priest, Jesus, allow for us to approach God boldly in worship and prayer and life? What does Jesus’ perfect obedience mean for our own sanctiﬁcation? Jesus as a Better Priest has many implications for our lives in the world.
How do we hear God from the Scriptures and in all of life? How do we not close God oﬀ from his leadings and promptings?
How do you avoid spiritual drift in your walk with God? Why is encouragement so important to community health and life?
The writer of Hebrews is saying something new for a predominantly Jewish audience. The idea of God becoming a man, and moving into the neighborhood, even saying he’s our brother is about relating. We don’t worship and follow a cold and removed deity. We serve a living God who took on ﬂesh and understands our every need. How can Brother Jesus help us in our temptations? How does knowing Jesus is the Founder/Pioneer of our faith comfort us day to day?
God is not silent and continues to speak through his Son, Jesus Christ, who’s better than the prophets, the Jesus who creates and holds all things together, and is redeeming all things. God is not silent, and never has been.
The personal presence and power of Jesus was the only hope the disciples had for preaching forgiveness and repentance and the grace of the gospel to the nations. What role does the Holy Spirit play in our lives today? How does the Holy Spirit work through the people of God for the mission of God?
Not much attention is given to the ascension of Christ and yet it’s vitally important for how we relate to God and ﬁnd comfort in a dark world.
What does Peter’s role in the mission of God teach us? What does the transformation of Peter teach us about growth and sanctiﬁcation in Christ?
What is our role in proclaiming the gospel and forgiveness to the world?
Mary is confused abut Jesus’s mission of resurrection and thinks she’s encountered the gardener. But after Jesus speaks her name, everything changes.
With the Resurrection, everything changes. We now have hope beyond this life. What implications does this have?
How do we stay connected to the source of all power and life? What are the consequences if we don’t? How does this give a pattern for spiritual formation?
It’s not popular to claim the exclusivity of Christ… he’s the way, truth, and the life. But the claims of Jesus are unique and nothing like other faith systems and philosophies. Jesus’ claims are of divine origin. He is not just oﬀering a way of salvation, but an entire way of being and living.
Jesus says he’s the good shepherd who isn’t like the others. Jesus says he loves and cares for his sheep like no one can. And the beauty of Jesus is that by grace he’s still going after his sheep and bringing them into the fold.
Jesus suggests in his day there were many false Messiah’s and liars pretending to be the way, truth, and the life. But only Jesus can invite us into his family, Kingdom, and blessings now and forevermore. What are the false doors we constantly run through?
How does the person and work of Jesus make him the light of the world? How are we to live as lights in a dark world?
Jesus makes a bold claim that he’s the bread of life. A resource in ancient culture that wouldn’t be taken for granted. The source of life and satisfaction. Jesus is saying the same: I am your source of life and satisfaction
Jonah wanted God’s justice to come to Nineveh and the people of Assyria, but not his love and grace. We need both. But God shows again his unrelenting compassion and deals with Jonah’s anger. What can we learn from this exchange between God and Jonah?
We all have to come to end of ourselves to see our need for God. Jonah is trying to run away from God and going deeper into himself and away from God’s grace. His prayer reveals an encounter with God and his grace. The end of himself.