Posts by Tyler Lynde (Page 3)

Posts by Tyler Lynde (Page 3)

II Corinthians 13 | Testing 1…2…3…

Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? —unless indeed you fail to meet the test! I hope you will find out that we have not failed the test. 2 Cor. 13:5-6 Paul, at times, seems to have a love-hate relationship with the church at Corinth. He was mightily used of God to establish this church, and he continued to have a…

Romans 2 | I Know What You Did Last

And this is the message I proclaim—that the day is coming when God, through Christ Jesus, will judge everyone’s secret life. Romans 2:16 During House Church Sunday last week, we went around the circle, and each one mentioned ways they currently developed disciples or possible new opportunities the Lord might stir within them. When it came around to my son Levi, he smiled widely and said, “I’m going to start a Bible study with the kids in my neighborhood.” Ben…

Hebrews 12 | Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Heb. 12:1-2 I grew up…

1 Thess. 2 | Why Am I Not Persecuted?

One of Paul’s first letters was written to the Thessalonians. He celebrates a flourishing Church where believers are standing strong in their commitment to Jesus despite persecution and suffering. Following Jesus has always produced a truly counter-cultural holy way of life that will sometimes generate suspicion and conflict among unbelievers. Followers of Christ response to such hostility should always be with love, and they should meet opposition with grace and generosity. Throughout 1 Thessalonians, we see how the Thessalonian Church…

Acts 28 | Shipwrecked & Snake Bit, But God Isn’t Finished Yet!

Paul was a man who knew what it was like to experience hardship. In those difficult moments, Paul could, in good conscience, exhort his son in the faith, Timothy, to endure hardship like a good soldier of Jesus Christ. In the last few chapters of Acts, we read the story of a plot by the Jews to kill Paul. Made aware of the evil scheme, Paul appealed to Caesar in order to avoid sure death. Taken on a prison boat,…

Luke 24 | Mind Blown!

Have you ever had a moment where you discovered something you hadn’t seen before even though you had looked at it what seems like a million times? I had one of those moments today as I read Luke 24. The chapter is a culmination of the book and spells out in spectacular detail the resurrection of Jesus and his subsequent days spent on earth with his disciples before his ascension into heaven. At the end of the chapter, in verses…

Luke 2 | Christmas in July

When I was a teenager, I traveled around the U.S. with a Christian Drama Company. I went to 42 states in a year and a half. When you travel that much with a group of people, you tend to become like family. The only real break we had from each other was the two weeks surrounding Christmas break. Because we had all become so close-knit, we decided to start a new tradition of celebrating Christmas in July. We would sing…

1 Cor. 8 | Don’t Be A Know-It-All

Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge. This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up. If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. But if anyone loves God, he is known by God. 1 Cor. 8:1-3 I love the fact Paul wasn’t shy about getting down to the root of the problem. In 1 Corinthians, he is taking the opportunity to bring correction to…

Mark 8 | Who Do You Say Jesus Is?

And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ” (Mark 8: 27-29). As we enter in to Holy Week, there is really one question to…

The one thing that Jesus doesn’t Know-Matt. 24

At the end of Matthew 23, Jesus reveals His heart for His people and His desire for them to recognize who He is in light of their need: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you desolate.  For I tell you,…