Jesus didn’t condemn. Jesus challenged everyone he came into contact with. Let’s be like Jesus, drop condemnation, and pick up challenge.
Reading the amazing stories of Jesus in the Gospels, we often forget our role. We aren’t Jesus. We don’t work miracles. Remember your role.
Christmas is a season of giving which reflects the heart of God. Generosity is God’s nature. Do you reflect God’s heart of generosity?
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.
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.