If you saw or heard about the movie, you may want the backstory and the "why" that is not addressed in Mel Gibson's film.
Why is the number 173,880 important? It involves Jesus coming to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, fulfilling a prophecy given hundreds of years before. Was He really the Messiah? Find out!
As Jesus addresses the attacks of the religious leaders, He teaches us how to be good stewards, good citizens, and good students of the Word.
This week we see integrity defined by Jesus in the form of several people
Jesus gives His disciples some signs to look for in the end times - but not so they would focus on the signs, but so that they wouldn't panic and would do the Master's will instead.
In this study we see the worst of humanity in the betrayal of Jesus - and the best in the selfless gift of Mary. Learn also how Jesus is the Passover Lamb.
In the arrest or Jesus we see the worst and the best man can muster - and how its not enough without the strength of our Lord.
Jesus chose to go to the cross - to be beaten and spat upon and to be separated from the Father - even though He didn't have to. The question is: why did He do it? Also learn when it's right to speak up and when to remain silent.
Have you ever felt that doing things for God is impossible and if you fail you've fouled up God's plan? This message will encourage you to step out, even if you fail.
As Christians we consider ourselves to be free - but in fact we fall into slavery very easily - slavery to legalism. What is legalism and its corallary labelism?
What happens after we are saved? Sometimes we treat salvation like a car wash - God cleans us up and then tells us not to get dirty again. But is that really grace?
How do you get where you want to be? Naturally we try hard and try to be motivated - and hope God approves of us. In reality we need to trust in the Holy Spirit instead of our own abilities.
What is the purpose of the Law - its like an external supervisor. Grace gives us in internal partner to make us like God - not just obey external rules.
Have you grown up in your Christian faith? Some would tell you "growing up" means following more rules - but Paul tells us maturing means relationship, not rules.
We like to do things our own way. God often times is much too slow for our schedule
We have a choice when it comes to encouraging the fruit of the Spirit - or acting in our flesh. The absence of legalism doesn't equal sin - it means a life filled with the Spirit.
What happens when you sin? Legalism tells us to look down on that brother because they "failed." But in Galatians, Paul gives us a new way to help those who have fallen.
If you need some encouragement - find out how He master-minded your salvation, and wishes to lavish wonderful things on to your life.
If you are a follower of Christ, God has a building project in you - creating you for things He planned a long time ago - but He is also building you into something greater. The question is, are you ready, or do you like going it alone?
How do you feel approaching God - guilty, weak, timid? Paul encourages us to see our relationship with the Father as it really is - and shows us that you can't outlove God!
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