Jesus is seated in heaven, but he’s also on the ground, leading his church in our mission. In this talk, Jaron makes the case that Jesus is actively leading the church today and tells two stories from the book of Acts about how Jesus built the church up and out after his return to heaven.
God made Jesus Lord, not as the result of the democracy of many but the sovereignty of one. As Lord, Jesus has authority in heaven and on earth, authority over the living and the dead, and authority over every other power and principality. How should those who call Jesus Lord respond to his authority?
From his position, seated at his Father’s right hand, Jesus is serving as our High Priest. He is acting and speaking as our mediator. He is the perfect one for this job. No other person – human or divine – has this role. Jesus intercedes. He prays for us. How might we respond?
In Matthew 18, Jesus begins an unexpected conversation on children. He communicates God's heart for children, and His desire for all of His followers to exemplify that same heart by raising the status and value of children. One way that we can do this is by making in intentional effort to help children know and love God.