“Who Do You Say That I Am?”

Christ’s whole point of addressing His Disciples wasn’t to find out what others had to say about Him; He already knew that. No, the real question was much more personal: “who do you say that I am?”

In a contemporary world full of opinions and “truths,” Christ is still asking us this question. Where does your answer come from?

Us Versus Them

Romans 11:30-36 Matthew 15:21-28 Reflect on this Scripture alone or in a small group. In this week’s passages, I see an overarching theme: us, the saints, versus them, the sinners. I can think of countless times when the “us versus them” mentality dictated how I felt and behaved in a particular situation. My failed flesh […]

A Pebble for Your Fears?

Matthew 14:22-36 Reflect on this Scripture alone or with a small group. When I was in 7th grade, I remember coming home from a youth gathering with my confirmation class. The weather was horrid, and the Iowa National Weather Service made the Top 10 list on the radio. We were terrified of the storm encompassing […]

A Check-Box Kinda’ Faith

Everlasting life in and of itself is not the point of believing in God. This view is associated with what I refer to as a check-box faith. How do you go from being a Check-box Christian to one living out the belief in Christ?