Church, Ministry, Missions, and Wine Skins

Jesus’s saying about “new wineskins” is one of His best known sayings: And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins—and the wine is destroyed, and so are the skins. But new wine is for fresh wineskins.” (Mark 2:22 ESV) Over

The Secret to Prayer

The secret to a life of prayer is not found in the word we use. It is found in an understanding of who we are speaking to. Real transformation in prayer comes as we approach God with the same confidence Jesus had.

The New Testament, Israel, and the Nations

It is a common assumption that the New Testament shifts the focus from Israel to the nations. The New Testament does give a clear directive to take the gospel to the nations and also describes the spread of the gospel among the gentiles. However this Great Commission is not disconnected from God’s promises to Israel.

Finishing the Great Commission – The Gospel of the Kingdom

Evangelism is the beginning of the Great Commission but the Great Commission goes much deeper than that. Evangelism is a key activity of the Great Commission, but the Great Commission is also intended to prepare the nations to be judged on a single question.

Why Have You Forsaken Me?

In the middle of the crucifixion, Jesus cries out “My God! Why have You forsaken Me?” It’s a staggering exclamation. Jesus endured the physical agony of the crucifixion, but something happened just before He died that caused Him to cry out. Understanding that cry helps us understand the crisis of the human situation.

To Fulfill all that is Written

In Luke 21, Jesus gives an prophecy of staggering events that revolve around Jerusalem and His second coming. In the middle of His prophecy, He says that this period of time will be the “days of vengeance” which will fulfill all that is written. It’s important to understand what the prophets said about the “days of vengeance” and the role they play in the fulfillment of prophecy.

My House Shall Be Called a House of Prayer

In Matthew 21-23 Jesus addresses the issues among His people that prevent Him from ruling over them. The first issue – the one that He emphasizes – is that He wants His house to be known as a house of prayer.

He is a Real King

Why do the nations rage over Jerusalem? They rage in this present, modern age because of an ancient promise God made. He has given the city to His King. His King is not just a “heavenly” king, He is a real man, a real king.

The Mission to Every Tribe and Tongue

The church’s mission to every tribe and tongue is usually presented in terms of evangelism, when we look carefully at the verses in the New Testament that describe the church in every tribe and tongue, we find that evangelism is only one component of what God will bring to pass in the nations before Jesus returns.

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