This week we take a brief look at The Beatitudes, some of Jesus' teaching in the Sermon on the Mount. We'll see what He says, compate that to what society feels, and make a couple general observations from there.
This week we see Jesus moving his home to Capernaum, and begin to call his first disciples. We'll also see five important considerations to being his disciples. If you liked this message, please click the thumbs up. If you would like to see more of this, click subscribe.
This morning we continue looking at the events surrounding Jesus' baptism with a look at John's version of the event. John uses the words, "Lamb of God" to describe Jesus. We'll dig into just what that means.
Happy New Year! this week as we look at the story of Jesus' birth, we come across Joseph being warned in a dream to flee to Egypt. What did that mean for the family? What can we learn from it as we begin a new year?
Advent and Christmas are seasons filled with joyful expectation. During Advent, we look forward to the birth of the Savior. Mary recognized her lowly status in the world as a sign that God’s Son would bring deliverance to the marginalized people of the world.
Like Mary, our hope in Jesus should produce praise for his restorative work for the poor and humble of the world. Where in your church, school, city, or workplace might God be calling you to work for justice and peace?
Advent and Christmas are seasons filled with joyful expectation. During Advent, we look forward to the birth of the Savior. This morning we see that God’s punishment does not last forever. He brings restoration and joy back to his people through his forgiveness. When have you walked through a dark time and then experienced God’s restoration? Take that experience and relate it to the bigger restoration to come. One day God will make all things new. Rejoice in that!
Advent and Christmas are seasons filled with joyful expectation. During Advent, we look forward to the birth of the Savior. Zechariah praises God because he recognizes the significance of his son’s message: Jesus would bring God’s forgiveness to the world.
Make space to consider the good news afresh, and let it provoke a strong response in you. Write a poem or journal entry. Go for a walk and pray. Turn off the car radio between errands and turn your heart to God. Paint or draw a picture. Sing a song. Engage your emotions in the story of Jesus.
Advent and Christmas are seasons filled with joyful expectation. During Advent, we look forward to the birth of the Savior. During Christmas, we celebrate his arrival and marvel at all the ways he exceeds our expectations. Chief among these is the joy he brings through the good news of our salvation.
n the suffering or trials you may face this week, turn to God in joyful anticipation of Jesus’s second coming, when the fullness of his mercy to you will be displayed.
This week we are looking at the idea of gratitude and thanksgiving. What brings it about? How do we show it? Why is it important. On Thursday we celebrate Thanksgiving, how can we make sure to get the most of it?