In this sermon, Pastor Phillip gives a helpful introduction to the Olivet Discourse where Jesus discusses the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem. Given that much discussion and debate surrounds this passage of Scripture, Pastor Phillip takes us through the context of the current temple in Jerusalem at the time of Jesus making this pronouncement. […]
In this passage, Jesus’ authority is challenged by the religious leaders of the day. He uses it as an opportunity to expose their resistance to God’s authority. Pastor Nathan shows us how this should impact our view of God’s authority. It challenges us to accept the authority of Christ which these religious leaders were either […]
Mark 11:20-26 is a famous passage that has been used to encourage many in their faith and walk with the Lord. However, it has been abused by many in the Word of Faith and Prosperity Gospel movements and others have missed other important aspects of this passage. Pastor Nathan shows us that Jesus is still […]
Pastor Phillip illustrates how Jesus was warning the Jews of the events to come through this example of the fig tree and its withering away at His command. God has been desiring the fruits of repentance unto life from His people but they continued to resist. Connecting this to our own lives, Pastor Phillip helps […]
Here in Mark 10:32-45, Jesus addresses two different issues. One is the clouded perspective that the disciples had regarding His death, resurrection, and the Kingdom He would establish. The second is the disciples’ desire to put themselves first. Pastor Phillip shows us how important it is to grasp these two teachings of Christ because of […]
In this week’s message, Pastor Phillip addresses the question surrounding interpretation of Mark 10:25 and Jesus’ intention to show his disciples and us the necessity of living our lives with an open hand to the Lord.
Here in this passage, Jesus encounters a young man who is eager to follow Him but is hindered by the riches he posses. While this young man loved his possessions more than the Lord, we have to ask ourselves if there is anything we are unwilling to surrender to follow Jesus.