Jesus said to Peter, "...on this rock I will build my church." What did Jesus mean by this? Is the church build on Peter? A human? Pastor Scott explains what is happening in this passage, as he starts our new series entitled, "Essentials of a Healthy Church".
Christ is risen as He said! Who got to see the risen Christ, first? It wasn't one of the disciples, it wasn't Jesus' earthly mother. It was Mary Magdalene. Pastor Scott shares with us why this was unexpected, but incredibly exciting.
The cross of Christ is somehow horrifying, yet beautiful. Pastor Scott explains this.
Pastor Scott takes us to a topic that we typically think we understand very well. We always remember the first words of the passage - "Judge not..." but we forget that the passage doesn't end there. Don't miss this really convicting message.
'Love your enemies' is a phrase that we've all heard hundreds of times, but there is a lot more to it than we realize! Pastor Eric taught us the depth of this passage in the Book of Luke, today.
When we think of being blessed, we think of monetary or at least material blessings. Jesus teaches in the Sermon on the Mount that there is much more to being in the "blessed group" or the "woe/cursed group". Pastor Scott helps us learn a lot about that!
Jesus had different objectives than the scribes and Pharisees. They tried to trip Him up, but it just never worked. Pastor Scott taught us about Jesus' interactions on the Sabbath, and how to Him, it wasn't "work", as they had claimed.
Jesus' calling of Levi to be one of his disciples got the scribes and Pharisees all in an uproar, and when Jesus attended the celebration, they moved in, to question Him. He was eating with "tax collectors and sinners," they said. His response really put them in their place!
Christ's holiness isn't just about his behavior. It is a characteristic of His, and it is absolutely transformative in people's lives! Pastor Scott took us to Jesus healing the leper, and the paralytic man in this message, and oh, the application we can take from their healings!
These guys had likely followed him on a part-time basis, before. But his calling at this point was for their whole life, and Jesus performed a miracle to get their attention.