Those closest to Jesus saw him die on a Friday. And on Sunday morning they assumed he was still dead. But something changed their mind. In fact, even in the face of danger they would not change their story that Jesus had been raised from the dead. Many concluded they actually were telling the truth. What if they were?
Revenge. It actually seems like the right way to go sometimes. Someone hurts you. You hurt them back. They undermine you. You show them what it feels like. But revenge doesn't work. It leaves us empty. Fortunately, Jesus offers something better.
Joseph was a man of incredible faith. In fact, his faith went all the way to his bones. Consider his remarkable life of faith, and then consider what it might look like in your life.
We like to call the shots when it comes to our lives. But we’re not good at it – at least not as good as God is. God is more powerful, wiser, and more loving that we are. In fact, He’s all-powerful, all-wise, and all-loving. So, the smart thing to do would be to put our lives – every nook and cranny – in His hands, yielding our will to His.
Out Of Darkness
The aged Apostle John took out a pen and parchment and left behind a gift to the Church that would long outlive him. Having experienced life with Jesus first-hand, John wrote a letter to the Church that helps us walk out of darkness and into the light. This multi-week study through 1 John explores this timeless letter to God's church.