Discover from the tragic life of one of the Bible's greatest examples of failed potential just what it means when we don't take God seriously.
Experience the Land and the Book
We tend to think that the people in the Bible were larger-than-life figures who demonstrated boundless faith despite their circumstances. But they were bound to a time and a place in history with flesh-and-blood challenges. In the series Experience the Land and the Book, take a virtual guided tour of Israel theologically curated by Chuck Swindoll. Each of Chuck’s six messages was recorded in the very places trod or sailed by kings David and Saul, the disciples, the Apostle Paul, and our Saviour, Jesus. Each message and context connects us to timeless principles that undergird and strengthen our faith for our time.
While rabbis of the day taught the finer points of Mosaic Law, Jesus‘ message touched the heart. His words, ignited by the Spirit of God, still cut through the stuff of life and call us to live as God intends for us to live.
Mark 6:52 records a heartbreaking moment in Scripture: “[the disciples] had not gained any insight from the incident of the loaves, but their heart was hardened.” It took a storm to help the disciples learn a valuable lesson. What will it take for you to surrender to Jesus in faith?
Before the soldiers came for Him in Gethsemane, Jesus let us eavesdrop on His talk with the Father. It is truly “the Lord's Prayer.” Found in John 17, it is one of the most remarkable and longest intercessions in all of God's Word.
It's at the cross of Jesus Christ that life begins. The death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ make up the most critical event in history—one worthy of our pause, our pondering, and our praise.
Jerusalem's authorities brought Paul to Caesarea to appear before the Roman magistrate on trumped-up charges. Paul modelled for us how a thinking, believing follower of Christ can defend himself or herself against criticism.