One week Jesus announces that he did not come to bring peace, but a sword. And the next week He invites all who labor and are heavy laden to come to Him and He will give them rest. This sounds peaceful indeed! Find out more about the rest and peace that in fact our Lord brings.
There is a consistent Biblical concern over false prophets and false teaching, from the Old Testament Prophets, to Jesus, and then by his Apostles. Often the false prophets are preferred by people over the prophets giving truthful messages. What are the marks of a false prophet? In this sermon I share with you five marks of a false prophet.
Some messages we would prefer not to listen to, such as harsh warnings or indications of punishment. But shooting God's messenger doesn't erase the message or the truth. In the end, if we welcome the bitter pill, we can look forward to the most incredible deliverance and promises.
The Bible names all believers as a priesthood of believers. Does this mean we really don't need pastors? And what are priestly duties? Pastors are just one kind of minister. All of us are to serve God and our neighbors in our vocations. We are all to witness to the Gospel. And we all are to pray for others.