More than just Israel's worship hymnbook, the Psalms are a look at the heart and emotion of the Psalmist and of God.
One of the most difficult things Christians struggle with is wanting to please God by obeying His Law. When does that move from wanting to be like God to trying to make ourselves perfect by our own efforts. You probably struggle with it even if you aren't aware of it. In this series through Galatians we see how Paul identifies three areas of struggle with legalism: who you are, what you do, and what group you belong to. My prayer is that you will find true freedom to be like God by letting Him do it in you!
Only a year and a half after founding the church at Corinth, the Apostle Paul received troubling news: this new flock was breaking apart into factions and being assimilated back into the wordly culture that they had so recently escaped.
Corinth was, in fact, God's problem church. Far from being a theological manual, Paul's letter bears his frustrations and corrections.
The issues Corinth faced are very relevant in today's post-Christian society. Many affect the your church today. In this series we learn lessons on how NOT to do church, and along the way we get some great encouragements in the love of God and hope through Jesus Christ.
In a world where action heroes are idolized by young and old alike. In a world where the idea of rescuing from evil peril is echoed in comic books, movies, and video games. In a world where we know innately that we need a hero -- in steps Jesus: The Ultimate Action Hero.
In the Gospel of Mark, we see Jesus moving, rescuing, healing, and giving of Himself in the ultimate rescue of humanity. In a world where we all need love, we have Someone who is willing to wade deeply into our misery and rescue us: Jesus!