Just as Sarah’s burial plot was a down payment of Israel's inheritance, the empty tomb of Jesus is the down payment of our inheritance.
When we turn to God in faith as we offer up our lament, we seek to be reoriented to the reality of redemption in and through Christ Jesus.
Churches must think carefully about the labels they use and realize there is much more to a community of faith than its labels
Despite being a buzzword, there are several reasons why we still use the phrase "gospel-centered" to describe our church
Humble dependence on God and mourning over our sinful and broken world leads to true flourishing and wholeness in God's kingdom.
The Sermon on the Mount shows us that true human flourishing and the good life our world is searching for starts with listening to Jesus.
Responding to the reading of God's word with, "Thanks be to God" helps us remember and be thankful that God has graciously spoken to us.
Just as the ark provided safety from the waters of judgment, we now have salvation from judgment through Jesus. And this is pictured and proclaimed in baptism.
Mark begins his gospel with the Old Testament to tell us that the fulfillment of God's promises to Israel had arrived with Jesus.