Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade–kept in heaven for you,
– 1 Peter 1:3-4
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
– John 16:33
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures
– 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
The cross is God’s centerpiece on the table of time
– Paul Guttke
We can be free from fear because of redemption.
To be a servant, your life must belong to Jesus. To be a servant, you must give up your desires. Service means moving beyond self to embrace the Lordship of Christ. Do not be content with merely making Jesus your savior, make Him your Lord.
Connecting for the mission
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
– John 13:34-35
Hardships don’t wait until you’re ready
– Marty Rubin