The Chosen Few

Jamin teaches on a lesser read parable about a wedding banquet and explains the Biblical understanding of election. Check out this podcast episode on 1208GREENWOOD’s webpage or simply subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play.

Seventy

Sometimes geography is known in numbers. There are 50 states. There are 7 continents. For the ancients, geography was seen in the number 70, which was the number of the nations that made up the world after the great flood of Noah’s time. Why does this matter? Well, as we continue into the Bible in…

Messy Outreach

With the new realization that Gentiles would be entering into Christianity, the early Christians had to become generous enough to partner with the Holy Spirit and give their faith away to outsiders. Since most of us are not Jewish, but Gentile, this seems like a petty detail to us, but it wasn’t at the time….

Chameleon Evangelism

So often the church takes Biblical truth and shoves it in people’s faces without first submerging themselves into the world of those they’re trying to reach. Such evangelism requires little sacrifice on our parts and ignores Paul’s only evangelistic method to “become all things to all people.” If we truly want to reach people, it…

The Generous Early Church

Throughout the stories of the early church in Acts, we see examples of generosity over and over again. We see that “they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need” (2:45) and that they “received their food with glad and generous hearts” (2:46). One Christian couple even…