We often think that we need to attend to our own interests to accomplish anything of significance. But Jesus reminds us that success in God’s eyes comes only through focusing on Jesus and others, sacrificing our own desires, and committing everything to Kingdom ministry.
An essential part of grieving well is engaging God honestly with our cries and complaints while submitting to his authority in our lives and opening ourselves to experience his comfort.
A church empowered by the Holy Spirit can inspire respect, but it is even more noticeable when it serves its community and transforms the lives of real people by effectively communicating God’s good news.
Anticipated by King David long ago, the resurrection changed everything for Peter and the other disciples. The message of warning and promise remains the same today for everyone who hears the gospel.
A thirty-foot drop onto heavy machinery will do a lot of physical damage, but it can also lead to questions about a God who previously seemed to have protected you.
When we are adopted as God’s children we no longer have to live in fear of abandonment and can live in the knowledge that Jesus has freed us from slavery and given us a new identity.
It is absolutely essential to the church’s mission that we understand who Jesus is and how he changes the world. If we are to have a part in the kingdom we must choose our side deliberately and remain focused on him.
By living peaceably with others and trusting God to set things right, we can focus on the relationships that can lead to gospel transformation in the lives of others.