Andrew Sandlin joins us for a podcast interview on the full scope of the gospel. He explains the original context of the word in connection with imperial Greece and Rome, and we talk about some of the reasons Christians have abandoned the task of applying the gospel in public life. Andrew's article that inspired this conversation can be found here.
When Jesus visits the region of Tyre and Sidon in Mark 7 and 8 he goes from being in the midst of the Jews to being in the midst of the Gentiles. This is the foreshadowing of the future mission to the Gentiles and the anticipated renewal of Creation subject to our Lord Jesus Christ.
The surging popularity of the superhero genre testifies to man's innate recognition of his own fallenness, as well as the humanistic impulse to improve ourselves on our own terms, effecting our own salvation.
We have received a kingdom and an inheritance, but woe to us if we now take offence at God's Word. The Lord will crush those who deny Him the fruit of His vineyard.
Note: the video is missing the first two minutes of this sermon but it is available on the audio-only file via the "Listen" link.
In answering the disciples' question about the destruction of the temple, Jesus foretells signs of an imminent temporal event which will take place in the lifetime of his audience. Instead of end times speculation, the church needs to be busy with gospel proclamation and mission.
The power of God on display in the resurrection is a word of grace and life for the disciples and for us.