There is a joy in walking with a person in their journey to find Christ. When their eyes are opened and they see all that Jesus is for them, there is nothing like it. Paul had dedicated his life in response to the call of God so this happens among people who have never known this. He wants more and more people to see the light of Jesus.
Glory is the power and perfection of God through Christ on full display by the Spirit. The freedom of Spirit allows us to give and receive forgiveness, live in love for God and man, and be free from condemnation.
As Paul faces attack on his work in Corinth, he defends not only his own integrity, but the gospel itself.
Don’t waste your pain! This thing that has brought you so much pain could be a place of exceeding joy when you use it to help someone as they walk through their pain. Your pain has a purpose. If you don’t use it, it will be wasted.
How do we return to “normal” without returning to normal? When your circumstances change and things seem to return to your normal, remember who brought you there. Don’t just use God in a time of need. Stay consistent in worship, cultivate a heart of obedience, practice generosity, and assist others in need.
Don’t believe that just because your foundation is Jesus that storms will not come. They come against everyone. Instead, take the words and teachings of Jesus and say “This is how I am going to make decisions in my life. This is what I am going to stand on.”
Sometimes we can cast judgement and not even realize we’re doing it. While it is natural to have an initial reaction when someone does something to harm us, offend us, or even talk bad about us, let’s change our perspective by incorporating these three ways to walk in the way of Jesus when it comes to judgement.
Do your actions matter? Yes they do. But motives, the stuff that is hidden, the stuff that can be deceptive, matters even more. Listen as we uncover three acts of righteousness to help us understand.
Instead of retaliation towards your enemies what if you gave them public praise? With God in your heart it is possible. Jesus has asked us to come at this world in a different perspective. Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
We’re living through a time of uncertainty that can produce much anger. Jesus has something to say to help us grow to the next level of our faith and add healing to our relationships.
Am I willing to grow to the next level of my Christian walk? What does it look like for you to move to the next level with God? Trust God in his salvation. Rely on Jesus. Know Him, Trust Him, and feel the freedom when you do. Keep you eyes on Him. He is a loving father.
Because Jesus Is Risen we will never be the same. Will you have an encounter with Jesus and continue to live the same? Or will you be transformed and never be the same?