Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied
In this sermon we look at a pivotal passage in the history of redemption that signals God's heart for the nations of the world to be blessed through his people in the Messiah.
Christopher J. H. Wright, The Mission of God (long and scholarly treatment of mission in the Bible)
John Piper, Let the Nations Be Glad (accessible and inspiring introduction to global missions)
We keep the Sixth Commandment by honoring human life in all its forms - both by refraining from murder and anger, and by acting with love and compassion towards our fellow human beings.
Exodus: Saved for God’s Glory by Phil Ryken
Ten Commandments: Ethics for the 21st Century by Mark Rooker
The desire for greatness can lead us to work harder and get better at our jobs or cultivate our gifts. On the other hand, it can also lead to conflict, power grabs, and war. Something has gone wrong. In this passage, Jesus shows us the true greatness is the path He took for us: service.
Baker Exegetical Commentary: Mark, Robert Stein
Jesus the King, Timothy Keller
David is anointed as king over Israel and confirms this calling through defeating Goliath. In the same way, Christ, the greater David, has defeated sin, death, and Satan. We who are in Him can have power to defeat whatever diminishes God's glory in our lives.
Only by accepting Jesus as our Savior can we truly make him our King
Matthew 21: 1-11
Resurrection as a theme is traced throughout scripture and the book of Romans.
Mark unpacks the theme of resurrection in the Old Testament, New Testament and our lives. This is a theme that undergirds much of Paul’s writing in the Book of Romans.