Sermon: The Twist

Sermon: The Twist

In this sermon clip, Greg Boyd discusses how when you read a book with a twist ending, the ending reframes the entire story. The Bible is no different. In this sermon, Greg shows how Jesus’ message reframes how we are to understand the Bible, and he shows us why the Anabaptists shared this belief.

You can access the entire sermon as well as other sermon resources by visiting the Woodland Hills Church sermon page.

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