The church is more than a social club, a building or an institution. It is part of God's plan to restore and revitalize the world.
Someone could easily make the case that the Holy Spirit has become the forgotten God in the Christian faith. Yet, Jesus sent the Holy Spirit for a quintessential purpose: to be an intimate and faithful helper to us.
Filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, the Lord's mysterious plans continue in our lives as He calls each one of us to Himself.
As a disciple, Peter followed his rabbi Jesus everywhere. The one thing Jesus preached about more than anything was the Kingdom of God. The book of Acts illustrates the power and presence of God's future kingdom breaking into our world.
God is speaking to us, but do we know how to listen for His voice?
Jesus calls us to follow in his footsteps -- to be disciples and to make disciples.
"I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen."
As Jesus enters the temple, he sees a whole enterprise profiting from the sacrificial system. Jesus turns the whole place upside down. His existence now redefines the presence of God. Later, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit signifies the new way God dwells in the midst of us.
Many of us struggle to know how to pray, but Jesus actually gives us a model for how we should pray.