202. I am the Gate, Good Shepherd, Resurrection and Life

January 21, 2024 • Bruce Miller

Jesus is The Gate to true life with a capital L. Our responsibility is to enter through the gate of Jesus Christ. The way we enter is to believe in Jesus Christ.

When we enter through the gate, the benefit is life with a capital L. In the metaphor, Jesus calls it finding pasture, using language that recalls the wonderful promises of Psalm 23

215. Guard the Gospel Courageously

April 14, 2024 • Bruce Miller

Paul wrote Timothy a letter to challenge him to guard the gospel courageously. Christianity was not cool in the Roman Empire. The cultural pressure was firmly against the gospel, intellectually, politically, and morally. If you wanted friends and respect, you would not be a Christian. Being a Christian could not only get you canceled and cost you business, but be beaten by the police of the day, thrown in jail, and even killed.

214. 2 Timothy 1:1-8

April 7, 2024 • Lisa Scheffler

We’re starting a new series today focusing on a letter from the New Testament, 2nd Timothy. In some ways this particular letter functions a little bit like my husband’s letter to me in that Paul wrote it to encourage Timothy to trust in what he already knew to be true only this time, in the truth of the gospel.

213. Embrace Your Victory in Christ

March 31, 2024 • Bruce Miller

Paul wrote First Corinthians chapter 15 to give people hope. It is the chapter on resurrection in the Bible. In 1 Corinthians chapter 15 Paul describes Christ’s resurrection, and how his resurrection can give you victory.