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.read 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.read more
Last night we went and hung out with some folks in an intentional Christian community. (How is that for a list of adjectives!) Here are my...read more
It seems like a lot of people are talking about the silly way Christians talk lately. Some of it is from some recent videos on YouTube, some of it is in trying to talk about being Missional at some recent conferences like Verge and Exponential. The thing is, we invent new definitions for things when we are trying to talk about...read more
So why do we preach rules, regulations, and laws instead of Christ? And why such an emphasis on “works”? Good works are simply fruit falling off a tree. If you will sink your roots deep in Christ, who is your life, you will not be able to stop the fruit from coming forth. Sweet, Leonard; Viola, Frank (2010-06-01). Jesus Manifesto...read more