Jesus showed He cared for people. It was evident in his interactions. What if we cared for people the way Jesus did and loved our city by caring for them?
What if the Church loved the city by praying? Jesus said that some change only comes through prayer. What if our prayers aligned ourselves with what God wants to do instead of trying to align God with what we want to do?
Life is a struggle. For most of us, when life seems to fight against us, there is a person on the other side of the struggle. We then think the person is what, or who we are fighting against. The Apostle Paul tells us we have a stranger struggle, but we find hope in knowing we can stand.
Jesus redefines how our relationships should look. They are stranger than the way we want them to be. Our response to Jesus is to respond to others by thinking about them like Jesus.
Salvation is not based on our work and there is no standard, other than trusting in Jesus, that saves us. But our response to Jesus is that we live to a higher, and stranger standard.
What is God's purpose for you? What's His plan for your life? Ever ask those questions? We ask that about our occupation, about who we should marry, about what we should do. The Apostle Paul gives us insight into how we can discover that plan and purpose so we can be fulfilled in life.
What happens when we put our trust in Jesus? It is a stranger and powerful thing. God himself does something to us and what He gives us is life changing.
Things are stranger than they appear. The life we experience in Jesus comes in a strange way. And it makes us strangely alive.
To be human is to suffer shame. But that's not what the original plan was. Easter is a celebration of a resurrected King who resurrects us from the place where sin and shame want to keep us.
Everyone is addicted to something. We have two bottomless pits that never seem can be filled. We then find ourselves hostage to being controlled by something of which we are ashamed. Discover how you can find freedom and stay free.
We allow many things to create our identity. Maybe your identity is in a lie that you believe to be true. This leads to a restless life. In Jesus we find rest when we find our identity in Him.
It's hard to be honest! But why? And why does Jesus refer to Himself as light? The key to being free from shame is connected to both our honesty and the truth of Jesus.
Toxic shame can make us believe we have no worth or value. When we don't feel accepted or loved we don't feel like we have any worth or value. Jesus tells a story of two brothers who felt like they had no value.