On the night Jesus was betrayed, he took bread and wine and associated the Passover (Exodus 12) with his death. But he also connected it with his return and the establishing of the kingdom of God (Luke 22:14-23). This short teaching was given to a group of students at Texas A&M University in April 2022.
In Exodus 12, God commands the people of Israel to hold a yearly feast remembering their slavery in Egypt and God's miraculous deliverance of the entire nation after the death of all of the firstborn of Egypt. This short teaching on the significance and simplicity of the "mechanism" of the Passover meal was given to… Read More »
The ultimate and certain hope of Christians is that God will raise us from death and give us a new body, like the one Jesus has, so that we might live on a restored Earth with Him forever. In 1 Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul reminds believers who have had loved ones die of this great… Read More »
On a seemingly ordinary day in Israel, the angel Gabriel visits Mary and speaks to her about the birth of her son, Jesus. Though the scene is very familiar to many, the connection with the Old Testament is often missed. In this teaching, Josh walks through Gabriel's words to Mary and connects it with God's… Read More »
What is "the faith"? What is it that Christians actually believe and what unifies us together? In this talk from the Daniel Training Network annual conference in October 2015, Josh outlines the Gospel as the Apostles of Jesus passed it down to us.
“Thanksgiving” is a concept seen throughout the Scriptures. Although it’s good that Americans set aside a Thursday every November to be intentionally thankful, the Bible says much more about giving thanks than just one day a year can handle. Christian gratitude is rooted in the story of the Gospel. In this teaching given in November… Read More »
How does our love and faith in Jesus grow stronger? In this short teaching given to a group of college ministry interns, Josh walks through some practical steps of growing in love for Jesus by growing in the knowledge of Him. By looking at what He said, what He did, and what He promised to… Read More »
The pages of Scripture constantly call God's people to walk in humility because of the way it bears witness to His character. In this teaching given in College Station, Texas in October 2014, Josh walks through the story of Jesus as seen in Philippians 2:5-11. In seeing who He is and what He has done,… Read More »
In Philippians 3:8, Paul said that he "count[s] everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus". Similarly in Ephesians 3:8, he said that he was given grace "to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ". But what makes Jesus valuable and what gives him worth? How was Paul able… Read More »
Growing in the knowledge of God and in passion for Jesus is not mysterious, though for many believers the process remains vague, ambiguous, and ethereal. If the full disclosure of God is seen in the person of Jesus, the most natural way to grow in the knowledge of God is to look at the life… Read More »
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