True Freedom, Indeed! | John 8:31-36 Bible Study (Slideshow+)

May 16, 2019 @DannyScottonJr 0

Research suggests that the modern conception of freedom — our most cherished value — is almost purely negative (i.e., freedom *from* constraints). The Truth of Jesus gives (negative) freedom *from* sin and (positive) freedom *to* fulfill our original purpose — right relationship with God. Though our culture often co-opts His words, His is the Truth that truly “will set you free.”

Stay Woke: Be Ready and Steady! | 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Bible Study [Slideshow+]

March 11, 2019 @DannyScottonJr 0

If only thieves sent Save-the-Dates. If we knew exactly when someone was going to try to break in, wouldn’t we be ready for them? Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone was. Jesus says His Second Coming will come like a thief in the night. No one knows the day or the hour. (Mk 13:32; Mt 24:36; Ac 1:6-7). The church in Thessalonica, which had endured harsh persecution, asked Paul: when is Jesus coming back? What is going to happen to our brothers and sisters who have died/have been killed? Paul addresses their inquiry in this passage (1 Th 5:1-11).

The Shape of Love: The Cross | John 15:9-14 Lesson [Slideshow]

February 14, 2019 @DannyScottonJr 0

What is love? What does love look like? True, crucial love looks like the Cross (Latin: crux). It consists of a vertical component (obedience to God in Christ) as well as horizontal component (self-sacrificially striving for another’s ultimate good). We should love Jesus and love like Jesus because He first loved us…