The Mission and the Message of the Church do not change over time, or from culture to culture. What does need to be open to change, however, is the method which we seek to communicate and share Jesus’ Message as we are on His Mission in an ever-changing world. The Great Commission must take priority…
In all of life’s busyness and stress, it is all too easy to lose focus on what matters most- Jesus. We must continually choose to recalibrate our focus and to pursue Him in our everyday life, despite all of the distractions that seek to pull us away from Jesus.
Matthew and Luke each give us different details and perspectives of Jesus’ birth. For this reason it is helpful to take them both into account in studying and celebrating the birth of Jesus.
Jesus is the promised Prince of Peace. He comes to redeem and to restore a broken and sinful world that desperately needs Him. He offers true and everlasting peace.
To recognize who Jesus truly is, and what He accomplishes in His advent is to be overwhelmed with His hope, love, and joy. This is precisely what we see in Mary, Elizabeth, and Zechariah as they are overwhelmed with joy at the promise of His birth.
In a time when God’s people struggled to hang onto hope and faith, a baby is born who changes everything. Hope is born. Not just for the 1st century Jews, but for all humanity of all time. This Christmas, as we celebrate the advent of Jesus, let us remember and celebrate the hope that He…
Jesus passionately pursued the lost, the sinful, and the outcast, and He has called for us to do the same. In the parable of the sower, Jesus illustrates the importance of the condition of our hearts to receive His Word, and also to spread His Word.
Jesus lovingly pursues the outcast and the sinner. He didn’t come for the righteous, but for the sinner, in desperate need of the grace that is only available through Him. He pursues us right where we are, and calls us to leave it all behind and to follow Him.
Jesus is the Good Shepherd, who passionately pursues the lost and joyously celebrates when they come home. He likewise calls for us to be on this mission with Him, and to share in His joy over the lost being found.
Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s promises to His people. All of the Old Testament points forward to Jesus, while the New Testament points back to show how Jesus fulfills the Old Testament prophecies and promises. There can be only one king in your heart & life. The question is, who sits on your throne?