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Why the Rapture is a Bad Idea
Is the Rapture really what you think it is? Most Christians believe that God will take his followers up to heaven before the really bad stuff starts on earth, but is this what the bible says? Is this view consistent with the loving God that Jesus shows us in the New Testament?
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Category: Sermons and Video Clips
Tags: Animals, Creation, End Times, Jesus, Kingdom Living, Rapture, Sermons, Tribulation, Woodland Hills Church
Sermon Clip: That, Not How
The Genesis 1 creation story has always left people with questions. The main one being: Is Genesis 1 a literal story of how God created our universe? In this sermon clip, Greg Boyd talks about how when he was young, he wrestled with this question as a Christian. In the full sermon, Greg presents three…
Jesus, the New Israel
The Gospels present Jesus and the Kingdom he inaugurated as the fulfillment of Israel’s story. For example, Jesus’ birth fulfills Israel’s longing for a Messiah; his return from Egypt as a child mirrors their Exodus out of Egypt; his temptations in the desert allude to Israel’s temptations in the desert; his twelve disciples recall the…
Which of the Miracles of Jesus Can Humans Do? (podcast)
Greg is asked about the miracles of Jesus, specifically which miracles do we have the potential to perform. He also gives a nod to the band Theocracy. Episode 74 http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0074.mp3
Did Jesus Believe in Satan?
Jesus’ teaching, his exorcisms, his healings and other miracles, as well as his work on the cross, all remain somewhat incoherent and unrelated to one another until we interpret them as acts of war. As in apocalyptic thought of the time of Jesus, the assumption that undergirds Jesus’ entire ministry is that Satan has illegitimately…
The Incarnation as an Example of Cross-Cultural Love
Beautiful Faces of Palestine via Compfight Christena Cleveland wrote an excellent piece about the radical cross-cultural nature of the incarnation. I’ve never thought of it quite this way before, but the incarnation is the most profound instance of entering into another culture in a selfless way. Moving outside of our “cultural comfort zone” to more…
Our Insatiable Hunger
The only kind of life animals care about is biological. If their basic physical needs for food and shelter are met, they’re satisfied. Humans also want their basic physical needs met, of course, but that isn’t enough. We hunger for more. Not only do we want to be alive, we want to feel fully alive.…