Series: The Hard Sayings of Jesus

In this series we look at statements Jesus made that are hard to understand, confusing, inscrutable, or might seem outrageous to human understanding.

Specks, Logs, Pigs and Pearls

by Daniel Vanderhorst | October 29, 2017

Jesus’ commands to “judge not” and “not throw your pearls” expose our pride and lack of love and drive us to the gospel of grace.

Faith That Moves Mountains

by Johnny Vanderhorst | October 22, 2017

The Power for Faith

From Simon to Cephas

by Blaine Freidline | October 15, 2017

It is Peter’s embrace of the truth that Jesus is “the Christ, the Son of the Living God,” that transforms Peter from a rough, unstable, blustering fisherman into the world-changing, Ekklesia-building fisher of men.  So with you.

Spiritual Violence

by John Vanderhorst | October 8, 2017

John the Baptist announces the kingdom of God with a kind of spiritual violence. So must we take hold of the kingdom with spiritual “violence,” both in our first coming to Christ and in walking with Him thereafter.

When Disaster Strikes

by Johnny Vanderhorst | October 1, 2017

Jesus taught that in this broken world, the strike of disaster is unpredictable.  But the call we need is consistent: to be prepared to stand before God.

The Unforgiveable Sin

by Mike Bergen | September 25, 2017

By understanding Jesus’ statement about sin against the Holy Spirit, we can better understand the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives and the joy He experiences when we respond to His work of bringing us to Jesus, the Forgiver.

Love Your Enemies?

by Johnny Vanderhorst | September 17, 2017

Christians’ treatment of those who mistreat us is meant to be one of our greatest distinctives.

Camels and Money

by John Vanderhorst | September 10, 2017

Jesus is true righteousness and true riches. Choosing money and possessions — or any other god — over Jesus leaves you with nothing but self-righteousness and empty riches.