Learning the Gospel of Matthew at 17th Street Church

Russell Minick Bible exposition, Matthew 2 Comments

Jesus is revealed strategically in the Gospels.  Using the overviews from JoinTheBibleProject [Matthew Part 1 & Part 2], we will study strategically. Our goal is similar to what is described in Psalm 1. By meditating day and night we begin to thrive like a tree planted by a living stream. We will be blessed. And as we know from Geneses 12:2,3 and Exodus 19:6– God blesses people to bless others, to serve as the King’s priests, connecting people to God and others. ~ 17thStreetChurch How can we prepare for encounter Jesus through …

Suffer Well

Russell Minick Bible exposition, think~be~do 0 Comments

Life is challenging. As a new year begins we resolve to overcome challenges, to “be a better me”. Some of us boldly buy new pens to use in our new journal. Well, at least we know Karla does that. But why is she so confident in her resolution? The inside scoop is this: she has built habits of journaling. Habits can be painful to establish, but they are essential to suffering well enough to overcome. No Pain? No Gain! Pain, the signal to pull back from something, is a gift …

Empathetic Evangelism

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One of the biggest challenges for many Christians is sharing our faith. At church things all seems clear and coherent and compelling. We hear the call to share Good News with others. We are excited but nervous. We get so nervous we try to avoid evangelism. The problem is that the only reasons not to share are bad reasons. Are you ashamed of the gospel? Are you afraid of what others think of you? Not wanting to be an unfaithful Christian, church people take classes and make commitments to get out …