Peter failed miserably the night before Jesus’ crucifixion. He had denied the Lord three times. There was no time to make amends. Jesus was dead, and the disciples were in total disarray. Then Jesus rose from the dead. And how Jesus dealt with Peter’s failure is an encouragement to us all.
When Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey that first Palm Sunday, there were many ideas among the crowd as to who He really was. Most were looking for a political leader and deliverer from Roman tyranny. Others wondered how He could alter their personal lives for the better. A relative few saw Him as One who had a more heavenly mission.
The spread of the coronavirus is generating a lot of fear. Others claim that it is just a huge conspiracy. How should Christians respond? For that matter, how should we respond in any crisis? God has equipped believers to handle anything that comes our way.
Christians shouldn’t look like everybody else. Our lives should demonstrate Christ, not the world. But as we lead a life that pleases Christ, we demonstrate His love for us and for others.
The church has often fallen into the modern trap of consumerism. Many attend wanting to know what’s in it for them. But the weekly gathering together of believers has a much different purpose. We are to see it as a time to encourage one another. And between the meetings, we need to make sure we’re connected and connecting.
Paul’s message on Mars’ Hill may be the greatest example for evangelism in the 21st Century.
If you want to have a full life in Christ, you must really thirst for His living water. You need to come to Him wanting to be filled. And when you are filled, He expects that water to flow back out from you.
Jesus loves. Not only does He love, He loves, deeply and sacrificially. He will go to any length to bring back someone who has strayed.
Pastor Bruce uses the backdrop of the infant Jesus’ first visit to the temple to explain three certainties about God.
We hear it all the time these days. People are constantly complaining about how Christians are judgmental. But is judging really wrong? Now when it’s done according to Scripture.