Jesus Deals with the Man’s Will / God’s Will Kerfuffle (Part II)

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As was seen in Part I, John 6 opens with Jesus addressing a congregation of about 20,000 people known as “Sheep without a shepherd.” Sadly, it ends with a pointed question directed to a congregation of only twelve, one of them being instrumental in His crucifixion.

The main point of John 6

Jesus emphatically says: “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him who He has sent” (John 6:29).

the-straw-that-broke-the-camels-backSince the crowds disdain Jesus’ words He uses metaphors to arrest their attention which ultimately exacerbates their will to walk away from Him. Jesus’ listeners are like a camel with too much straw on his back.… Continue reading

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Solution to Resolution Delusions

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While the future is not a guarantee, many of you are most likely making preparations for the upcoming year. Maybe you are gearing yourself for a year of fitness. For the 18th year in a row, your goal is to exercise and get in shape. Or you look forward to starting the year with consistency in something you deem is important.

On a broad scale, New Years resolutions are as frequent as the common cold. But getting over those resolutions tends to happen at a more rapid pace than recovering from acute rhinitis. Research reveals those who make resolutions are most likely to default on them; not seeing them to fruition.… Continue reading

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PS23 Discussions: Politics and Activism

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A new edition of our PS23 Discussions series features the guys from our team, and special guest Shaun Lewis, discussing the topic of politics and activism. This seems to be a topic in central focus these days, so we thought it would be a good idea to address it. What is the believer’s role as a citizen? What is the God-ordained role of government? When and how should believers speak out on hot-button issues?

These are a few of the issues we discuss in this session. An important note, this session was filmed prior to the deaths of NYPD officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.… Continue reading

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PS23 Missionary Spotlight: Gus Pidal

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Recently, I sat down with one of Cornerstone Las Vegas missionaries Gus Pidal who updated us regarding the work in Spain. Christ tells the church to go into “all the nations” to make disciples (Matt. 28:19). Please pray, consider, and get involved with good missionaries serving internationally. Make their work, something you participate in with the Lord.

If you would like more information regarding his ministry, support him prayerfully or financially, then visit his ministry page here: Gus Pidal.

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PS23 Interviews: Steve Lawson on Preaching

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This installment of PS23 Interviews, I am privileged to interview Dr. Steven Lawson on the topic of preaching. Lawson has more than thirty years of preaching and pastoral experience. This conversation will bless you, whether you’re a young pastor in training . . . or a churchgoer looking to get the most out of the sermons you hear on Sunday morning. Plus, you’ll find out what Lawson says is the “sixth sola of the reformation.”

Enjoy, and as always, if you have a topic you’d like us to discuss or someone you’d like us to interview, let us know in the comment section below, and we’ll try to address it as we’re able.… Continue reading

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