Why would anyone rejoice in suffering? Well, suffering produces perseverance, producing character, producing hope. And hope is a really good thing!
The bottom line of hope is having a relationship with God. Praise God, He has made this possible by extending to us His love through Christ! The way to enter into that relationship is to be "justified by faith" as Romans 5:1 declares. Only then can one "...rejoice in the hope of the glory of God! This is THE BOTTOM LINE. There is no hope outside of Jesus Christ!
We always eventually sow what we reap in life. When we sow weak compromising faith based on false worldviews and ideas of 'Happiness', then we reap the discouragement and hopelessness that accompanies a compromising Christian life. Let's see how to build a faith that gives us a deep and abiding hope that keeps us encouraged!
We have covered 5 standing stones in the gospels concerning Jesus life that reveal Jesus' purpose to us and for us. Standing Stone number 6 is the last words Jesus said before leaving the planet. What a moment! What a mission! Hear it and join Him as His follower!
Six standing stones in Jesus life are observed. The first three last week, this week the next two; THE MEN, and THE MODEL. Come be inspired by Jesus life unto the transformation of your own!
We can learn much from significant "Standing Stone" moments from Jesus life.
Jesus was very purposeful in His life and ministry. He was focused and simple in His process. He is the head of the church. His church should be clear in purpose and process as well as His body.
Christians should be highly motivated and inspired to live confident and influential lives when we live in the reality of each moment.
The flesh wars against the Spirit. The flesh inherits many forms of resistance to the flow of the Spirit of God in the life of the believer. Lower the resistance, and increase the power of the Spirit of God to live the good, pleasing and perfect will of God. This message exposes five forms of fleshly resistance.
Jesus invitation to come to Him involves taking His yoke. This is a no brainer! Since His yoke is better, more useful, more fulfilling than the one we wear by default!