Episode 532 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about the gospel being preached to the dead, pastoral calling, the Apocrypha, the prosperity gospel , and the effective witness of the gospel in today's world.
For many people, this is the first time in our lives we have been forced to take life literally one day at a time—not by choice but because it’s all we can handle. We can’t plan for the future because we don’t know what new restrictions or changes will happen.
Waiting for anything feels like a complete waste of time. Waiting for God to move or answer seems even worse. Lamentations 3:25–27 shows us the value of living in the space between suffering and restoration. Lament serves us well as we mourn and wait.
When Peter first meets Jesus, Jesus looks at him and he says, “You're Simon Bar-Jonah.” In our modern day we'd say, “You're Simon Johnson, son of John, but you're going to be called Cephas.” In our day, if somebody gives someone another name, it tends to be because they see some kind of potential in them.