Pentecost & Persecution

The Holy Spirit empowered the disciples on Pentecost, but they required persecution to move them out of Jerusalem. God uses varied catalysts to send His people out on mission.

Resurrection & Commission

Without the empty tomb, the Christian faith is an empty religion devoid of any hope. Jesus rose triumphantly from the grave and commissioned us clearly to the world.ย 

Crucifixion

While Jesus’ death seemed like a shocking defeat to his followers, the crucifixion of Christ was God’s plan all along. By studying the context of the event, we can understand what Jesus truly accomplished.ย 

Associations

Jesus’ ministry centered around his association with two critical groups: sinners and self-righteous. To understand these complex dynamics reveals the nature of Jesus’ approach.

Disciples

When you look at this unique group of disciples that Jesus chose, there isn’t anything special about them. Jesus invested three years into these men so they would be mature disciples.

Ministry

Jesusโ€™ ministry only lasted three years, but the effect of it has completely changed history. In studying the critical components of his ministry, we can better ascertain the purpose for which he came.ย 

Preparation

We know little about his life between the birth of Jesus and the beginning of his ministry. The gospel authors reported very sparse details, but what we do know provides excellent insight into his preparation for the ministry.ย 

Incarnation

The Son of God came in the flesh to fulfill Godโ€™s plan of salvation. The birth of Jesus was not an afterthought but an intentional plan from the beginning.

The Four Gospels

The four Gospels are books about Jesus but not by Jesus. These accounts show a full picture of Jesusโ€™ message and ministry, delivered to four specific audiences.

The Grand Narrative of Scripture

Truth has a story, and the Bible puts the entire narrative together. While many people know isolated events and popular phrases from within the pages of the Scriptures, it is important to understand the big picture of what God is doing.