Have you ever wondered what Jesus was grateful for?
There are only four times during Jesus's ministry when his gratitude was recorded in one of the Gospels.
In this week's episode we talk about each one in detail to get a deeper insight into Jesus's mindset.
Sometimes Jesus expresses gratitude for very specific things. Other times the Bible simply says that Jesus "gave thanks...
110 – Should women always be submissive to their husbands?
One of the most often quoted Bible verses used by those who believe women should submit to their husbands on all matters, is from 1 Peter 3:5, 6
"For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands, like Sarah, who obey...
Have you ever wondered why did Jesus need to pray?
He was Jesus after all, right?
Recently I came across the verse in Mark 1:35 that says Jesus got up while it was still dark and went off to pray in a quiet solitary place.
I totally get that. He wanted some peace and quiet to commune with his heavenly Father. That's what prayer was all about for Jesus, communicating with God.
108 – It's not your job to separate the wheat from the tares.
Sometimes my life has felt like a hopeless mixture of good and evil forces fighting each other. Have you ever felt that way?
One of the parables Jesus used to describe the kingdom of heaven has helped me immensely and gives some insight on how to deal with this.
The Tares and the Wheat
In the parable of the tares an...
107 – What would happen if Jesus came to your church?
Last week in Episode 106, I asked my guest, Markus Watson, what Jesus would say to our churches. I'm still thinking about his response.
He said, "He would say, 'I love you guys. Follow me.'"
This week I expand on some of the things Jesus might say to your church or my church.
Jesus’s core message never changed...
Where does the church go from here?
As our churches emerge from the pandemic, what direction will we take? What is our vision for the future? Where are our churches going? How do we find our calling?
These are some of the questions my guest, Markus Watson, addresses in this week's episode.
Markus is a Presbyterian minister in San Diego, CA. In our conversation he digs down in...
105 – Is it possible to have unity in the body of Christ?
Have you ever wondered why there are so many different Christian denominations? And why isn't there more unity in the body of Christ?
In doing a little research for this episode, I found estimates ranging from 1,200 up to about 40,000 different Christian denominations.
If we all believe in Jesus, why can't we agree on...
104 – How did you pray when you were three?
I was at a church related conference not too long ago and you should have heard the discussions these folks were having. They were dancing theological circles around each other.
I didn't even understand all the words they were using.
It was all in a spirit of brotherly love and respect for one another. And it was really inspiring t...
Have you ever wondered why Jesus told us to be as perfect as God?
What did he really mean by this?
Too many people today are trying to be perfectionists in everything they do, but this isn't really what Jesus was talking about.
All that human effort at being perfect is just that, human effort, human will, and human egotism.
There's nothing wrong with striving for excellence, b...
102 – How are you related to Jesus?
There are so many facets to your relationship with Jesus. Here a few obvious ones:...