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Jesus on His Return (The Olivet Discourse)

A good first step in exploring what the Bible teaches about Jesus’s return and the events preceding it is examining Jesus’s own words about the topic. Before his final meal with the disciples and before he is arrested, Jesus teaches his disciples on the Mount of Olives, often called...

The Return of Jesus - Different Views of the Same, Key Truth

At the heart of the Christian faith is the truth that Christ has died, Christ has risen, and that Christ will come again. While Christians are united in their belief that Jesus will return, there are different understandings concerning the events surrounding his return - including its nature and...

Did Jesus Say, "What Would Jesus Do?"

I was a teenager during the height of the “What Would Jesus Do?” movement. I and my peers at church had “WWJD” bracelets and saw this saying all over T-shirts, stickers, and the like; while you still see it in places today, it is not as prominent as it was that at time As...

Jesus Said What?

This week we have a guest post by John Bivona, one of the elders at the Dyer campus. This post was inspired in part by the “Did Jesus Say?” series, looking at a challenging saying of Jesus to understand it more in hopes of us living as his disicples in this world. Pastor...

Did Moses Say?

Matthew 5:21-48 is part of the Sermon on the Mount and is known as the “Antitheses”, as Jesus goes through a number of sayings that come from the Old Testament Law given by God through Moses. Jesus does not contradict what was given in the Old Testament Law as he had earlier said...

Discovering (and Doing) what God Really Said

In Faith Church’s current sermon series, “Did Jesus Say...?”, we are looking at some well-known phrases to see whether or not they were actually said by Jesus. In light of this, I started thinking that we often attribute sayings or ideas that we like to influential and...

Missing Verse - Matthew 18:11

This weekend at Faith Church we looked at Matthew 18:10-18. Something interesting you may note when reading this passage is that most English translations (such as the NIV and the ESV that we preach from) omit verse 11 -- going from verse 10 to verse 12, with the words from verse 11 found in a...

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