Like Abraham, we are called to a life of faith-filled faithfulness as we respond to God’s promises and allow his Holy Spirit to work in us, so that we too can become a blessing to the world.
Goodness gets a bad name. It isn’t being ‘Little Goody Two-Shoes’ or a rigid condescending rule-keeper. Goodness sees good in the worst of people and embraces it, despite the cost. God is good and through Jesus Christ, we can be too.
Romans 6:1-14 & Mark 8:27-38
In a world that doesn’t expect kindness, an act of kindness can change everything. But what is kindness, and having experienced it, how can we share it?
2 Samuel 9
Johnny Cash said, ‘Life is rough so you gotta be tough.’ If that’s true, then what kind of toughness works in facing the roughness of life? The spiritual fruit of forbearance produces in us the resilience we all need.
Is it possible to really live life better? Paul shows us that we really can experience the joy-filled, peaceful life that we were made for.
Love has entered the world. Widely misunderstood and rejected, it cannot be overcome, it never fails and is growing in and through every follower of Jesus Christ.
Luke 15.1-3, 11b-32
The mark of a transformed life is the fruit of the Spirit.
As we believe and faithfully follow Christ, our lives are changed and we become the people God created us to be.
Your heavenly Father has a wonderful purpose for your life, filled with blessings. Are you ready to receive? King David and King Jesus display characteristics vital for being ready.
Whatever we face as we enter this new year, we can know God’s peace and the blessing of His presence, which dispels our worries and fears.
God promises to meet our needs, (not our wants). What would you put on your ‘Christmas list’ to Jesus? And what gift would you like to give to Him?
Who was the baby in the manger? What difference does it make, anyway?