When Religion Becomes A Ritual
We often think of fear as something to be avoided. But in the Bible, fear is sometimes equated with reverential awe. In fact, to fear God is to rightfully respect Him. For example, fear of God brings knowledge (Proverbs 1:7), wisdom (Psalm 111:10), confidence (Proverbs 14:25), and life (Proverbs 19:23). In this sermon from … [Read More…] When Religion Becomes A Ritual
What does God want from His people in 2020? How should we live? What should our priorities be in the midst of quarantine? What relevance can a letter written to a church in Asia 2000 years ago have for Chicago today? This two-part series looks at the letters to the churches found in Revelation 2 and 3.
A Tale of Two Citiesshow more
We all hope that this crisis will soon pass and that life will get back to normal. Yet for all our hope, none of us really knows what the next weeks and months will look like. When the Bible talks about hope, is it hope like this? Hope that just wants something to happen, even if it’s just wishful thinking? Or is biblical hope something different, something deeper, something better? In this series we discover how Jesus gives us true hope—even in the midst of a pandemic.