Always Be Ready: 1 Pet 3:15 Bible Study [Slideshow]

June 27, 2018 @DannyScottonJr 0

[Bible Study] Peter tells us not to fear people, but to revere Christ. We are to always be ready to make a reasonable defense for our faith – a defense I believe is more convincing when supported not only with personally subjective reasons, but objectively evidential reasons. And we are to do this gently, out of reverence to God.

Sermon: Always Be Ready | 1 Pet 3:15

June 27, 2018 @DannyScottonJr 0

Peter tells us not to fear people, but to revere Christ. We are to always be ready to make a reasonable defense for our faith – a defense I believe is more convincing when supported not only with personally subjective reasons, but objectively evidential reasons. And we are to do this gently, out of reverence to God.

“Grace” & “Faith” | Gifts Have Strings Attached

June 22, 2018 @DannyScottonJr 0

What is “grace”? What is “faith”? In the first-century, these were common terms in the intricate patronage system that structured society. Patrons would do “favors” (graces) for needy clients (“friends”). These clients were to respond in good “faith” (e.g., gratitude, public praise, loyalty…

Straight Outta Context

June 15, 2018 @DannyScottonJr 0

Don’t you hate when people intentionally twist your words? Or when you people take what you say the wrong way?… If so, regardless of our worldview, may we keep this in mind whenever we try to interpret the words written in the Bible.

Good News: New Age! | Isaiah 61:1 Meditation

June 13, 2018 @DannyScottonJr 0

In this familiar passage, the foretold Anointed Messiah-Servant-King announces the Good News of the inauguration of a New Age — the just and righteous reign of God.

Jesus reads these very words at the inauguration of His ministry, identifying Himself as the the Anointed One who will usher in the Kingdom of God.

Age-Appropriate Action | 1 Corinthians 13:11 Meditation

June 11, 2018 @DannyScottonJr 0

Spiritual gifts are for the present; love is everlasting. Paul tells the competitive Corinthians to act in “age-appropriate” ways. Not only are spiritual gifts useless without love, spiritual gifts are only appropriate for this age. On the other hand, love is the virtue of supreme value in both this age and the age to come.

[Sermon] Life: Use Only As Directed | Psalm 1

June 8, 2018 @DannyScottonJr 0

Meditation: For what? To be a true fan of Jesus, fanatically imitating Christ. Meditation: Why? According to Psalm 1, we can use life as selected or life as directed. One way leads to self-destruction, the other leads to bliss. Meditation: How? By making meditation a priority concerning our time, by putting God’s word in our hearts using tools, knowing that we are in this together.