Jesus was transformed on a mountain, but in the process learned that lasting transformation would include rejection, pain and discomfort.
God is good, but He is not always understandable. Sometimes God does things that make no sense. Sometimes God is hidden when we need Him most.
We all have an inner critic using fear to drive us toward bad decisions. The answer to quieting that critic is faith. We can increase our faith by showing up and moving scared.
There is a difference between having sight and being able to see. If you see Jesus for who he really is, there is only one option – worship.
Jesus has called you up to greater things. Those things are probably exciting but scary too. Good news, Jesus is in your boat!
You‘ve been picked out and invited in by Jesus, but the best news is you‘ve also been called up to greater things. Now, who will you call up?
Jesus picked you out, but he didn’t end there. Jesus also invited you in to community. He wants you to have relationship with him and others.
Jesus consistently treated people in this way: He picked people out. He invited them in. Jesus called people up. He does it for you today.
Why does communion matter? It is much more than just the bread and the wine. It’s about covenant, but it also is all about the bread and wine.
the narrative shows Joseph and Judah’s lives paralleled. Just as Joseph was physically enslaved and imprisoned, Judah was emotionally and spiritually enslaved and imprisoned. As Joseph is finding freedom physically, so is Judah spiritually. As Joseph is working to save his family, so is Judah. As Joseph is finding redemption, so is Judah.