This means that the kingdom of God has come to earth, and it came in Jesus. Jesus is flat out telling them, “Yes, I am the Messiah.”
The opinions of Jesus were quite divided during His earthly ministry. Not much has changed today!
Ephesians Series • 24. The Breastplate of Righteousness Ephesians 6:14b, pt. 2 (October 25, 2020) Today’s episode of Triumphal Feast is part 2 of the message about The Breastplate of Righteous found in Ephesians Chapter 6. We will begin with an example of Ananias and Saphira to show that our outward righteous acts are not enough to justify us before God. We must have Christ righteousness counted to us to stand before an holy God. Blessed is the man that knows what he has done but also understands that it is not counted against him
Ephesians Series • 24. The Breastplate of Righteousness Ephesians 6:14b, pt. 1 (October 25, 2020) Elder Bryce continues to look at Paul’s charge to us to put on the whole armor of God in order to be prepared as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. We need natural armor to fight natural warfare. We also need spiritual armor to fight spiritual battles. Much like a bullet-proof vest, the breastplate of righteousness protects are heart. Our understanding of righteousness is very vital to how we live every day.
This is the only place in scripture where Susanna is mentioned, but, oh, what a singular testimony to have!
I’m not ashamed to own my Lord, or to defend his cause, maintain the honor of his Word, the glory of his cross.
And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:
You can't scare someone into loving God!
Ephesians Series • 23. Loins Girt About With Truth Ephesians 6:14a - Part 2 (October 18, 2020) Elder Bryce continues teaching from Ephesians Chapter 6 regarding truth. With truth as our foundation, we are able to stand against the evil influences of the world and the devil. We are also equipped to help others who are struggling with doubts and fears. When armed with the Bible, we are our own "fact checkers!"
I want to take a moment and look at this scene in Luke’s gospel to see what saving faith truly is.