Your Good Reason to Be Strange
It can be exhausting these days to try to have a civil conversation over disagreements. But that’s also why it’s a golden opportunity for Christians to be different. We live in a world where it feels impossible to have civil disagreements. How are we supposed to behave in this age of outrage? Though this series first aired in February 2019, God’s Word is timeless as Pastor Jon helps us see how we should act during these challenging times.
Get Over Yourself
The teachers of the law knew Jesus spoke his scathing parable of the tenants against them. Yet instead of repenting, they looked for a way to kill Jesus. They cared more about their embarrassment than their relationship with God. How about you? Will you cling to your image? Or will Jesus become marvelous in your eyes?
Flawed but Blessed: Why Does God Love Me?
Despite God’s promise to bless Jacob, he hustled his brother. What seemed small started a pattern of behavior that ruined Jacob’s family and nearly destroyed his life. This account warns us of the “small” sins that become a pattern of something greater. Finally, it serves as a contrast with Jesus, who chose to give up his birthright of blessing to sinners like us.
About the Speaker
Pastor Jon Bauer
Jonathan Bauer serves as pastor at Good News Church, a mission church in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. He and his wife, Lindsay, have three children: Noah, Addison, and Corinne.