These videos dive deep into the heart of our faith, exploring who Jesus was, what he did and what he said. Also look here for info on Paul, the disciples and early church history.
Darrell Bock :: Was Jesus incapable of sin or did he choose not to sin?
“We tend to read Jesus with the emphasis on the divinity side of his humanity. The scripture tends to present Jesus emphasizing the humanity side of his person,” answers Dr. Darrell Bock, author and Research Professor at Dallas Theological Seminary. Jesus was so indwelt with the divine that his humanity is also everything that it was meant to be.
Darrell Bock :: Why did Jesus tell the disciples to buy swords in Luke 22?
Darrell Bock :: Why did Jesus say that to love is a ‘new’ command?
Daniel Wallace :: The Quest for the Historical Jesus
“People had fashioned Jesus into their own form,” says Dr. Daniel Wallace, on the world’s leading experts in New Testament Greek and New Testament manuscripts. “Schweitzer was a disciplined historian who said basically ‘you’re looking into a well deeply and the face that you see, which you hope is the face of Jesus, is your own reflection.’”
Gerry Breshears :: Did Jesus die to save me or to obey the Father?
“His love for the Father and his love for us that drives him as the God/Man is something that brings him to do the unthinkable,” according to Dr. Gerry Breshears, Author and Professor of Theology at Western Seminary. Jesus certainly recognized the suffering and pain that would result from his arrest and crucifixion, but to reduce all of his emotions and all of his desires down into simple robotic obedience to the Father simplifies him too much to be realistic.
Gerry Breshears :: On the Diety of Christ
Gerry Breshears :: Who is the church giving to in Acts 2 and 4?
Gerry Breshears :: Why did Jesus say “not my will, but yours be done”?
Ken Wytsma :: Would Jesus go to church?
If Jesus showed up at a Sunday morning service, would he be pleased with the church, or would he urge everyone to leave and help the poor? “Jesus was very concerned with us authentically living out justice” says Ken Wytsma, President of Kilns College and Founder of The Justice Conference, but Jesus’ ministry also included teaching. With church, we have to strike a balance between the two: gathering as a church body and serving the community around us.
Ken Wytsma :: Is Saturday the real Sabbath?
Ken Wytsma :: Lead us not into temptation…
Ken Wytsma :: Life without grace
Ken Wytsma :: Lost Chritianities
Ken Wytsma :: The need for grace and wisdom in applying Theology
Ken Wytsma :: The simplicity of following Christ
Ken Wytsma :: To forgive or not to forgive
Ken Wytsma :: Understanding Acts 2
Ken Wytsma :: What did Jesus mean by his ‘burden is light’?
Ken Wytsma :: What did Jesus mean when he said “only God is good”?
Ken Wytsma :: What did the early church look like?
Ken Wytsma :: What does it mean to ‘commit adultery in my heart’?
Ken Wytsma :: What is the healthiest way to interact with legalistic people?
Ken Wytsma :: Who has the authority to baptize?
Ken Wytsma :: Who is Jesus talking to in The Sermon on the Mount?
Ken Wytsma :: Why didn’t Paul speak out against slavery?
Ken Wytsma :: Why did people ask Jesus to leave?
Luke Hendrix :: How much did Jesus know?
“If he [Jesus] acts in his deity and asks you and I to follow him, then that seems not plausible.” states Luke Hendrix, Executive Pastor of Imago Dei in Portland. Knowing what scripture says and what Jesus says in scripture, we might not be able to know how much Jesus knew as a man or as the deity. “What we do know for sure is we’re not God, we can’t be God.”
Luke Hendrix :: How literally should we interpret Jesus when he says that we will be rulers in heaven?
Luke Hendrix :: What did Jesus mean when he called Peter ‘The Rock’?
Rick McKinley :: What is the ‘kingdom of heaven’ in Matthew 13:52?
“His [Jesus] understanding of the Kingdom was very different than what the people expected,” answers Rick McKinley, author and lead pastor of Imago Dei Community in Portland, OR. What the people were anticipating as the kingdom was a physical empire, being much different than that what Jesus knew as the Kingdom. “He is figuring out through the parable where the Spirit is drawing people and where the people are rejecting him.”