In the Old Testament covenants were the equivalent of legally binding contracts today. Two parties would agree on the terms and make a binding commitment to stick to them, accepting the consequences if the terms were broken. In Genesis 15 God makes an extraordinary covenant with Abram, to give him and all his descendants blessings […]
God has an amazing plan for his creation and although he can bring it about all by himself, he has chosen to instead include us. God wants to partner with us, but he is a gentleman and wants us to want to partner with him, too! In this parable Jesus challenges those listening to his […]
Why should we listen to Jesus, let alone follow him? Why should anyone believe Jesus’ gospel and give his or her life to him? Mark’s account is going to give us good reason this week.