In Acts 2 we see the first manifestation of tongues. Peter says they signal God’s faithfulness and Christ’s lordship. Why is the practice so different now?
Snakes are significant in many African cultures and myths. This is not dissimilar from the biblical narrative. Only, in Christ we meet the serpent crusher.
As believers are we shaped by grace or the law of God? Which one matters more in the eyes of God? Is righteousness both earned and given by grace alone?
Through Jesus’ ministry we learn that instead of clinging to power Christian leadership pursues relational authority, raising up and encouraging new leaders.
In 2 Peter we see the pastor’s heart. It points people away from himself and onto Christ, content to be forgotten so long as the gospel is always remembered.