Rob Norman: What Is The Gospel | The Gospel According To Jesus
The message Jesus preached emphasized the present reality of the kingdom of God through His ministry. This includes the signs of the kingdom: healing, deliverance and the miraculous.
Rob Norman: What Is The Gospel | Introduction
Critics of Christianity and some theologians think that Jesus and Paul preached different gospels. This is where a seemingly simple question “What is the Gospel?” becomes a little more complex, thus requiring us to dig deeper. On the surface it appears that Jesus and Paul had slightly different emphases. Again, this is where we all have a responsibility to study Scripture and understand the big picture, not just our favourite doctrines, themes and verses.
Rob Norman: Intro To Modern & Contemporary Gnosticism
Modern day Gnostics tend to over spiritualize everything. Often they ignore the historical teachings of Scripture and wise counsel from mature Christians, instead claiming that God has “told” them to leave their church, divorce their spouse, break a family relationship, etc.
Rob Norman: The Resurrection
There are at least 12 different appearances of Christ in the resurrection accounts, beginning with Mary and ending with Paul. They were physical, tangible experiences with Christ eating, speaking and allowing himself to be touched by them. On one occasion he appeared to over 500 people.
Rob Norman: Fragrant Offerings
When we embark on a faith walk with Jesus there is every chance we will face seasons of living in want! The contemporary “faith message” doesn’t always deal with this fact well, many “faith preachers” leave us with the impression that to be ‘in want’ is to be without faith. Yet, the Apostle Paul, here, is strongly suggesting that followers of Jesus should expect to have seasons in our lives where we live in plenty and seasons where we live in want! Neither of these conditions are indicators of faith they are simply symptoms of life.
Rob Norman: We’re In This Thing Together
Like mindedness doesn’t mean we have the same opinion on every matter of life. Our like mindedness is based on being ‘united in Christ’. The brilliance of the church is that God has brought together people with different gifts and ideas for a common cause and purpose.
Rob Norman: New Years Eve – Forget what is behind (Philippians 3)
We don’t forget what God has achieved, or attained, in us; these are the foundations upon which He will build. We do forget the pain and hardship because they are temporal; they belong to this world and are not worthy of the next world. In the end Jesus will ultimately wipe these hardships away.
Rob Norman: Discipleship – Obedience
Obedience sounds simple. The truth is, it’s easy to be obedient when we agree with the other person, it’s a whole different ballgame when we are in disagreement with the person to whom we are meant to be obedient. It’s at this place where real obedience kicks in.