When Jesus’ mother, Mary Magdalene, and Salome brought fragrant spices to anoint the body of Jesus, what they witnessed in the empty tomb would not only change their own lives, but the lives of everyone in the whole world forever. The empty tomb has served as the bedrock for the confidence of many who have … Continue reading 5. What is the significance of the empty tomb in Mark 16:1-7?
There are a variety of reasons for the creation of multiple denominations. Christians often have different interpretations on how particular portions of Scriptures are to be understood. Many also have particular convictions as to which church practices should be conducted in corporate worship and how worship services should be structured. Others divide on their view … Continue reading 4. What are the differences among various Protestant denominations?
What does the Bible mean when it says 'do not judge'? Does this mean that we can never identify a person in unrepentant sin and call on them to repent and return to Christ? Does this mean that we have to silently endorse behaviours, speech, or thoughts that dishonour Christ? I've had experiences where I've … Continue reading 3. Doesn’t the Bible say ‘Do Not Judge’?
This afternoon, we had the privilege of spending some time chatting with Pastor Eugene and reflecting on what God has been doing at Gracepoint over the past 20 years. We talked about how he felt led to pastoral ministry, the challenges of church planting, his passions about the intersection between faith and life, and his … Continue reading Special Q&A with Pastor Eugene
A question that arose out of yesterday night's (11/01/19) study was: 'what does it mean for John to prepare the way for the Lord and to make his paths straight?' One of the joys of studying Holy Scripture as a community is that we get to hear and ask questions that we normally wouldn't ask … Continue reading 2. ‘Make Straight Paths for him’ (Mark 1.3)