As Jesus is laboriously carrying His cross to Golgotha, He turns to the crowds and the weeping women that followed Him on the road and speaks a final word of judgment to them and to the city. This episode looks at Jesus' words from Luke 23 and His quote from Hosea 10.
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On His way to Jerusalem, Jesus encounters a rich young ruler who asks how he can obtain eternal life. Jesus exposes his heart by asking him to sell all his possessions. He walks away discouraged, unable to meet Jesus' request. Jesus then instructs His disciples regarding riches and self-reliance as the means to inherit God's promises. This episode examines Mark's account of the story from Mark 10.
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem, "wise men" from the East came to visit Jesus and present gifts before Him. Who were the "wise men"? Where were they from, why did they come looking for the king of the Jews, and were there only three of them? The answers from Scripture may surprise you. This episode begins to look at the story of the Magi from Matthew 2.
In the little town of Bethlehem in southern Israel, Jesus, the future King of Israel and the Maker of all things, is born to two young, frightened parents. What was this really like? Though our yearly Christmas pageants and Hollywood have taken creative license on many of the details, the story of Jesus' birth from the Gospels is a remarkable one. This episode examines just a couple of verses from Luke 2.
Mary and Joseph travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem, a small historic town in Judea. Though Caesar's hand seemingly is driving them southward for a census, God's hand was in their journey, preparing them and keeping them along what was perhaps a week-long journey. Mary is very pregnant with Jesus at this point. Learn more about their trip and what it must have been like for them in this episode as we look at chapter 2 in the Gospel of Luke.
It's Christmas time again, which means, at least for an IHOP guy like me, the onething conference is right around the corner, the prayer room slims down to the people who actually live in Kansas City (since many students and interns leave for the holidays), and many of the prayer room sets and songs are sung around passages relating to the birth of Christ.
I seriously wish we could take an entire month out of each year and corporately meditate on the incarnation. Of all of the things that we should center our lives around, few, if anything at...
For anyone like me dismayed and utterly disgusted with the political system, the elections, and the state of our nation because it does not line up with that of heaven's, I'd highly recommend reading this amazing blog by one of my favorite teachers here at IHOP, Stephen Venable. I couldn't agree more with what he said.
Here's a quote that sums it all up:
Biblically God’s winds of change do not blow from capitals and courtrooms, nor are they the least bit hindered by the resistance of...
Last night I was reading this recent article on CNN that had one particular fact that really stood out to me. Out of 750 random American Christians polled, nearly eight out of ten said that people of other beliefs could get into heaven. That's almost 600 out of the 750. Wow.
Some other interesting statistics from the poll:
- 62 percent polled say that American society has strayed too far from its religious foundation in the past 50 years.
- 45 percent said religion should have...