How do you suppose people would treat Jesus if they approached Him today? Would it be with the praise and adoration deserving of the Son of God? Or would He be met with the response so many in today’s culture already give Him, disdain as a simple teacher or an extinct prophet? We know from the many encounters Jesus had during His time on earth how both believers and unbelievers interact with Him, and it is through these encounters that we learn how God relates to us today, and in turn, how we should represent the Lord to those around us.
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Richard Phillips is chair of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology. Rev. Phillips also serves as senior minister of Second Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC. An officer in the United States Army for thirteen years, Phillips commanded tank units and later served as assistant professor of leadership at West Point before resigning with the rank of major to enter the ministry. He is the author of numerous books, including, The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men and I Samuel Reformed Expository Commentary.
The message from Encounters with Jesus included:
- Jesus and the Fisherman
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Topics: Jesus, Discipleship, Faith