Knowing Jesus: The severity of sin

Last week, we talked about Jesus' focus on seeking the lost. He never missed an opportunity to teach or influence, and displayed a single-mindedness that sometimes seemed like obsession to his disciples. There's an important implication to that: if it's so important to seek the lost, then being lost must be a truly horrible thing. … Continue reading Knowing Jesus: The severity of sin

Knowing Jesus: Seeking the lost

Jesus came to this world in order to accomplish a number of things, and we read about them throughout scripture—some in Jesus' own words, some revealed to us by the apostles whom Jesus had entrusted with the Gospel message (John 14:26, Matt. 10:27). But there was one particular mission that Jesus seemed to embrace with every moment of his … Continue reading Knowing Jesus: Seeking the lost

What two things did God NOT create?

You hear a lot of hypothetical, philosophical questions about the nature of God and His power. I still have memories of the smug smile that invariably followed the challenging statement: "if God is all-powerful, can he create a rock so big that He can't move it?" As if we can create a paradox in our … Continue reading What two things did God NOT create?