Archive for February 2016

Summary

Whether based upon ethnicity, tax bracket, religious beliefs, or political preferences, people like to build circles of friends based how they are similar to other people.  Eric explores how Jesus dealt with racial and religious exclusivity during his ministry. Jesus’ salvation focused response should be the model by which we deal with our own bent towards exclusivity.

Scripture

1 Corinthians 1.1-2.5

John 8.28

Luke 9.51-53

Luke 10.25-37

John 4.4-42

Luke 17.11-19

John 7.24

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Scripture

John 17

John 10.10

Isaiah 55.1-3

Summary

Were you aware that Jesus prayed for all believers before his crucifixion? Eric discusses Jesus’ focus upon the peace, joy, and love his followers should demonstrate to the world. He also explores the seven substitutes people can use for authentic peace, joy, and love.

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Scripture

Romans 12.1

Isaiah 6.1-8

Mark 14.3-9

Summary

What does the Bible mean when it commands us to submit our bodies as living sacrifices to serve God? Does the scripture give us examples of proper and improper submission? Eric answers these questions during this week’s Salt Mine Sunday Sermon.

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