It’s hard to get people to talk about the Bible sometimes, but it’s easy to strike up a conversation about the Bible TV show. … It’s so crazy how it’s so easy to judge, but this guy’s work is changing the freakin world!
and they set up false witnesses who said, “This man never ceases to speak words against this holy place and the law, 14 for we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and will change the customs that Moses delivered to us.” … It represented a lot to the Jewish people, but at the same time the building they were in was far beyond God’s design and had a ton of improvements from an evil Gentile ruler.
Like right now when I’m sitting at a table at Starbucks and I can’t make my eyes stop watering, can’t stop my face from grimacing, can’t stop laughing at the glory and awesomeness of God! … And then inside there is a still, small voice that says, “No Dan, sometimes they are just for you.” and then I cry more.
When someone tells you they go to an ACTS church, I’d like you to ask them if they are these four things, one at a time.
…None of these are meant as a direct attack, but they are meant as a loose root on the trail to trip you up.
Whatever we celebrate about Christ’s doing today, whatever joy we have in His resurrection and defeat of death, we can hold on to not only as a great work for our sake, but also as an example to follow.