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.
In a world filled with nearly instant transactions, a flourishing life requires slowing down long enough to offer meaningful worship and consider on a regular basis who we are and who Jesus is.
The NT teaching that Jesus is the only way to be reconciled to God is seldom well received and will often be costly to the messenger. Nevertheless, God is always faithful and will strengthen those true to the gospel.
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.
Jesus’ victory over sin and death means that we can be forgiven and can experience life with him now and forever. Leaving behind past regrets, we can work on behalf of others and prepare for the day of Jesus’ return and the completion of our salvation.
If God can change and use people like Abraham, there’s hope for the rest of us as well.
We can continue in our failed attempts to reach God on our own, or we can rely on the great High Priest, Jesus, who sits at the right hand of God, interceding for us.
Suffering often isolates, hinders, and shames us. But because Jesus suffered as he did, he enables us to live bravely, with persistent strength and dignity.
Being salt and light in a dark world means engaging in life with the people around us. Guest speaker, Frank Figueroa Jr., pastor of Waipio Grace Brethren Church, shares from Matthew 5.
Where does our comfort come from? Jesus stepped into the nightmare of sin and death to fulfill his purpose to save us from both. Only in him and through him do we find comfort and hope over death and hell.
While Christmas often brings images of quiet nativities and joyful carols, Christmas is really a battle in a spiritual war that demonstrates God’s power in Jesus Christ.
The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ secure hope and joy that remain steadfast even through pain and suffering. When we love and trust him we can experience joy in its fullest.
Joy comes in a healthy relationship with Jesus, faithful service to him, and gracious acceptance of God’s generous gifts.
Our identification with Christ means that we have his authority, are joint heirs with Jesus, and participate in his righteousness.
God’s law, while seemingly harsh, leads us to faith in Jesus. And in Jesus we find freedom that is then outwardly expressed through baptism and fellowship in community.
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.