December 17, 2017
God’s love revealed in Jesus’ coming is covenantal, unconditional, adoptive, affectionate, personal, sacrificial, present, secure, initiating, and practical.
Advent is a season of preparing room in our hearts for Jesus by rehearsing the gospel story each day. It can be a season of renewal and recalibration as we reorient, and reset life to revolve around God’s Story. Some call this ‘re-storying our hearts (J.K. A. Smith).’ Hope of the Second Advent ‘restories’ our hearts to live in the darkness of now, with the hope, joy, peace, and love.
December 10, 2017
Following Jesus does not guarantee a life free from pain or struggle, nor does it mean living now just waiting for eternity. Faith in Christ means finding our joy in Him no matter what life looks like.
December 3, 2017
The coming of Jesus is a message of God’s peace by God’s grace through God’s promised one who transforms his people into followers of Jesus who graciously pursue peace with others.
November 26, 2017
HOPE OF CHRISTMAS
Jesus was born in the flesh so that we might see God. Through being made alive in Him (spiritually born) we have an inheritance reserved in heaven, a living hope guaranteed to us by Christ.
November 19, 2017
“Worship the King” Hebrews 13
The final thoughts in Hebrews are to take all that we have learned and put them into practice in the most effective way. It isn’t a list of moral behaviors but rather what transformation in Christ truly looks like in us.
November 12, 2017
JESUS OUR PERFECT EXAMPLE
Christians look to Jesus who endured suffering and pain in this world for us, so that we might be encouraged to endure hardship for the sake of reaching the lost around us.
October 29, 2017
THE PROMISES OF OUR FAITH
Jesus takes us beyond religious rules and order. In Christ the promises of our faith are about us being transformed inwardly, remaking us into who we were designed to be.
October 22, 2017
At the Fall of Humanity, sin caused all human beings to be eternally separated from God. The gospel is God providing a way for human beings to be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ.
October 16, 2017
Hebrews teaches us that the promises of the gospel (new covenant) are built on the accomplishments of Jesus and the faithfulness of God. Consider Jesus as the mediator (attorney), God as judge, and the verdict as eternity.