Contributed on May 18, 2014
In God's Kingdom there are no outcasts, no outsiders...and gentiles don't have to convert to Judaism to be added to the church. Paul reveals the extent of Christ's embrace.
Introduction: What do the following have in common?...Fraternity & Sorority members, Partners in a law firm, Navy Seals, Congressmen, tenured Professors, licensed electricians, and certified healthcare professionals? They are insiders. Have you ever wanted to be an insider? One thing Jesus ...read more
Contributed on May 25, 2014
The earliest controversy in the church was over a critical matter: What does it mean in practical terms to be a member of God’s family? Also, coming to Christ is an act of self-denial. We are “under new management.”
Introduction: One thing we can all agree on: People rarely agree! Even in the early church there was conflict; and while we’d prefer unity among believers, disputes happen. In an awkward moment Peter and Paul were at odds. Paul confronted the head of the church to his face…because ...read more