734 results for author: Brad Jersak


Q&R with Brad Jersak – Turning from or turning to? A question about evangelism

Photo by Wesley Fryer - Flikr - I-35 Paul's Valley, Oklahoma Question Hey, Brad! I was just listening to a podcast you did with Bruxy Cavey about evangelism. I think I received some insight and I’d like to hear your thoughts. Here’s what I’m thinking: evangelism isn’t “get rid of this, get rid of that--and receive Jesus.” It’s more like an addition: “Add Jesus.” Not as an accessory but instead, like what Jesus spoke of when he compared the kingdom of heaven to yeast that works its way through the whole lump of dough; or the mustard seed which, although it’s the smallest of seeds, it grows into the largest tree and ...

CWR Video – The Trinity – Lucy Peppiatt

4 minute Lucy Peppiatt video on the Trinity.

That hopeless (?) other thief – Brad Jersak

Mark 10 35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. “Teacher,” they said, “we want you to do for us whatever we ask.”36 “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked.37 They replied, “Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory.”38 “You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said. “Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?”39 “We can,” they answered.Jesus said to them, “You will drink the cup I drink and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with, 40 but to sit at my ...

The Jesus I Know – Irene Frances

WHAT IS IT about Christians that they think they can treat other believers with contempt, but not be held responsible for their own bad behaviour? Are we really meant to be all sweetness and angelic niceness towards those who abuse us? Recently I lost my temper. It was not pretty. I was very angry with a guy, a Christian, who had, for the past twelve months, promised to do a job for me but who had no intention of doing it. When I decided to do the task myself, and was thoroughly enjoying myself, he was not happy. And I reacted, badly. His response was to tell me I was not a good Christian and that I was just having a bad day. I was not amused. ...

The Cruciform Gospel – Brad Jersak – Interview with Corey Jolin and Josh Hawkins

The Cruciform Gospel – Brad JersakInterview with Corey Jolin and Josh Hawkins (Fremont Community Church) Brad: In preparation for a weekend seminar with Fremont Community Church (Indiana - Aug. 23-25, 2019), the pastors ran the following questions by me: Question: Discuss the word cruciform. What does the word simply mean? What are you wanting to portray when using it in your book? St. Thomas style cross - India Brad: Simply put, “cruciform” literally means “cross-shaped.”  When we speak of a “cruciform God” or a “cruciform gospel” or “cruciform love,” we’re reflecting on the meaning of 1 John 3:16 ...

CWR video – Brad Jersak – “Jesus the King”

Short 3 minute video on Jesus the King.

Q&R with Brad Jersak & Richard Murray – “C.S.I. Jerusalem: Who killed Ananias & Sapphira?”

Question: Dear Brad, I have read your book, A More Christlike God, and I am on board wholeheartedly, knowing that we are still learning every day. I have given your book to a friend whose worldview has shifted dramatically. Yesterday he asked me, “What shall I make of Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1-11) in light of the "unwrathing" chapters in Brad's book?” It is a problematic text. Where have you landed on this one? Thanks for all you do … Faithfully reading your CWR blogs. Response: Because of my conviction that Christ revealed that our Abba is not retributive, this question comes up a lot. The greatest difficulty is that ...

Q&R with Brad Jersak – “Do people who die just sleep or are they in God’s presence?”

Question 1: Do you think when a person dies they just sleep or do they go to be in God's presence? Response: When someone dies, we know that they are are in God's presence, since Paul says, "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord" (2 Corinthians 5:8) and they join the "cloud of witnesses" with Christ on "Mount Zion" along with all those "spirits of righteous men and women made perfect" (Hebrews 12). They are part of the great multitude who worship at God's throne (Revelation 5). We know from these passages that at the very least, those who died "in Christ" are now with Christ and are alive and conscious, as we see with ...

Q&R with Brad Jersak: “Condemnation in Mark 16?”

“God our Father, we find it difficult to come to you, because our knowledge of you is imperfect. In our ignorance of you, we have imagined you to be our enemy; we have wrongly thought that you take pleasure in punishing our sins; and we have foolishly conceived you to be a tyrant over human life. But since Jesus came among us, he has shown that you are loving, that you are on our side against all that stunts life, and that our resentments against you are groundless.” —Augustine of Hippo Question: "How do we read 'condemnation' in Mark 16:16 as other than juridical?" Hi Brad, I was wondering about Mark 16:16: "Whoever believes ...

Audio Book of “A More Christlike God”

Audio book available A More Christlike God Is now available as an Audio Book     Purchase from: Audible/Amazon iTunes CWR Books