We can stand at a distance in an attempt to avoid the shame and ridicule, but the only way for us to connect with God and receive all that we need for the journey is through Jesus and what He did on the cross. Jesus came to break the distance and rule in our hearts.
We are in a NOW window to preach the Gospel with boldness, but to do this we must be saturated with the grace of God both for ourselves and others. Whether it’s boldness we need or something else, it’s not by our strength but by God’s grace.
As the chaos increases, we have to be more deeply centered in Jesus than ever before. May we respond like Mary, not using human strength to accomplish God’s promises but instead trusting the Holy Spirit and the will of the Lord.
We not only get to be part of the Body of Christ but we also get to build up the Church. It’s a joy to be the hands and feet of Jesus, serving the Church and the world around us, displaying God everywhere we go.
God is not looking for perfection, He’s looking for faith. This is for all of us but is especially important for Dad’s because of the impact they have on their home and the world. Faith and forgiveness produce life and grace for the whole household.
It’s all about Jesus – His supremacy and His sufficiency. When we acknowledge Him for who He is, it’s never too late for a reset because Jesus is the expert at resurrection.
Baptism is an outward demonstration of an inward reality. Similar to a wedding ring, it’s a symbol that represents one’s decision to honor God and acts as a declaration to the world. Because of the significance of baptism, we ask these questions: Is Jesus Christ the Lord of your life? Do you want to love and follow Him all the days of your life? It’s an important decision, but it’s never too late.
God has given us everything we need to win. And while we are still called to resist the enemy and to stand firm, we are called to do it by putting on the full armor of God. The enemy doesn’t play fair, but we are fully equipped to fight from victory for victory.
The Enemy will always try to steal, kill and destroy but he cannot stop the eternal life that followers of Jesus enter into now. The battlefront in this spiritual war so often takes place in our mind. But we have the ability to win as we exchange lies for Truth in all of our covenant relationships.
The Church is the most unique thing on earth because it houses the grace of God within a community. His unconditional love, forgiveness and oneness are demonstrated specifically in marriage, family and ultimately the Church. The enemy wants to bring division in these relationships, but God gives us the power to be unified!