Led into Suffering

Jesus’ Spirit and water baptism kicks off His entire ministry. The focus has been on John’s ministry up until this point and now the Spirit has appointed and anointed Jesus to begin His. And while such an anointing sounds like lollipops and gumdrops to the average Charismatic, we should note that the Holy Spirit kicks…

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…

The Suffering at Christmas

We often get so caught up in the joy of Christmas that it’s easy to miss all the suffering. Jesus becomes a refugee and abortions are forced upon families across Bethlehem. When we pay attention we find that the almighty God of the universe isn’t just with us in Jesus, but He suffers with us…

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…