The 144,000 Virgins of Revelation

In Revelation 14, Jesus and 144,000 Christians are found standing in God’s presence on Mount Zion. They join God and the other spiritual beings of God’s Heavenly courtroom in singing a beautiful song. It’s there that an interesting note is made about the 144,000: “It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for…

What Does it Mean to Be Pro-Life?

One of the struggles many of us younger Christians have with the “pro-life” debate is not abortion—we agree that abortion is wrong. Our difficulty is that the term “pro-life” implies so much more to us from a Jesus perspective. If we are pro-life then we are:-Anti-abortion: We believe that all human life is in the…

Representing God

When atrocities happen, conspiratorial Christians are often quick to point the finger at people groups and sins. Why don’t we ever point inward? God’s people are turned over to judgment all over the Bible for representing God poorly. It was their calling to bear God’s name and show the world with their words and actions…

The Crystal Sea

Modern cosmology is obviously very different from ancient cosmology, as the ancients were not scientists. We know the earth is a spherical-shaped planet rotating in place while revolving around the sun. But for ancient-minded people, their conception of the earth was very different. In their minds, the earth was flat with a crystal snow-globe-like ceiling…

The Pacifistic Ways of Jesus

Jamin dives into the pacifistic ways of Jesus in this new message in our series of Jesus Justice. What will we choose to carry? A weapon or a cross? You can listen to this message on the 1208GREENWOOD webpage or by subscribing to the 1208PODCAST on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play.