What Did Jesus Do While He Was Dead?

To answer this question, we need to take a look at 2 Peter and Jude, but a little bit of background is going to be necessary first. Some of the strange sayings in 2 Peter and Jude come from the story communicated in 1 Enoch. This means that while 1 Enoch is not a part…

Resurrection As the Bible Explains It

What we celebrate every Easter is not just the idea that Jesus died and went to Heaven—that’s not what resurrection is. Resurrection is the putting on of a new body that’s fit for the Kingdom of Heaven which God will one day establish on Earth when Jesus returns. And the Bible has a lot more…

Revelation Will “Soon Take Place”?

Verse one of Revelation kicks the book off with the claim that Jesus is showing John “the things that must soon take place.” Of course, this statement strikes us as a bit odd some two thousand years later. “What is soon?” we might ask? “I call all times soon,” C.S. Lewis imagined God replying (1). …

The Parable of the Computer Apps

Tomorrow I’ll be preaching on Matthew 13:24-30 and I couldn’t help but share a strange retelling of this parable that I was working on, because I’m cracking up at what I wrote. Since I live in an urban community, I was attempting to modernize Jesus’ farming parable into something more technological. I even called my…

Yokes

When Jesus tells us to take up His yoke, He’s not just making an important statement, but also an important comparison. Learn more on the 1208PODCAST. Check out this podcast episode on 1208GREENWOOD’s webpage or simply subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play.