Jesus VS The Prosperity Gospel

On an extreme end of Christianity we come across a view that treats God as though He is just looking to prosper, bless and protect both us and our nation. But the Gospels show us that there is a major misunderstanding here. He proclaimed blessing over the people we don’t want to be: The poor…

Prison Letters

In today’s episode we start talking about Philippians. Philippians is one of Paul’s four letters that he wrote from prison. In this particular letter, he is found celebrating the Kingdom work that is coming out of the imprisonment he’s enduring. I want to remind us that the Spirit can call us into persecution and also…

Walking Boldly to the Cross

We often talk about God wanting to bless us, which causes us to rarely talk about how Jesus called us into persecution with him. But then again, maybe blessing and persecution are the same thing, seeing as how Jesus said, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of…

Joyfully Persecuted

If you want to find joy’s miracle growth then you must take on persecution. Yes, it sounds strange and even backwards, but often that’s the way that the Kingdom of Heaven works. I’ve seen this odd contradiction at play here in Jackson. I don’t know how, but some of the nicest Christians I’ve met here…