The Leadership Team answers your questions.
Q1 (1:43): Why did Jesus tell Mary not to touch him because “I have not yet returned to my Father”? Does that mean he had not been in heaven? Why was it so important that Mary not touch him, but then he told the disciples later to place his hands on his wounds?
Q2 (6:05): In discussing the fact that we are all sinners and need to repent I run into the following argument that I get stumped trying to answer. In John 8:1-11, Jesus is confronted with a clear situation of sin in relation to a woman caught in adultery. Yet, Christ refused to condemn her actions as wrong. Jesus seems to actually excuse her by simply telling her that she is not condemned and she can go without any type of judgment. I was under the understanding that she and the man should have been put to death according to Leviticus 20:10. I have had people tell me that this is the way we should deal with people living in sin. Don’t condemn. Just express love like Jesus does like Jesus does in this passage. Can you help me get a handle on this seeming contradiction?
Q3 (19:06): Can the Pastors talk some more how to “crucify the flesh” from the Freedom series? I missed the session when this was taught. I heard people discussing this perspective that I never really heard it before and thought it would be helpful to know better. The idea of “killing your desires?” Please explain?
Q4 (23:12): I understand that all of the pastors rotate off of the leadership team at some point, every 4 years. Does this mean that pastor Dan won’t be teaching most of the time during his “off-time”? If ‘yes’, who will be the main teacher on Sunday mornings?
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