Our view of the world begins with our view of God. Are you living today as if God is big, sovereign, and worthy of our worship. Our everything?
Imagine this year not making any resolutions that will last for only a week…and instead of reliving the same mistakes over and over… Imagine this year being different. Not because you hit the do over button. But because God already has. And in Christ you can experience God’s grace. A brand new beginning.
Wouldn’t it be terrible to meet Jesus and realize that the singer Joan Osborne asked the right question…”What if God was one of us?”…and we didn’t know it. We didn’t know him. Let’s celebrate this Christmas that Jesus was both like us and unlike us! And because of that we can experience the greatest gift…
John is going to show us several reasons why Jesus is enough. That we can rest in Jesus…the Word who “became flesh and dwelt among us.”…and give up on our ability to be good enough or to earn God’s favor. This Christmas receive the best gift of all…grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone!
Jesus came to bring us life and light. By being rejected by men, Jesus made it possible for us to be accepted by God. Do you sense the “light’s” presence. Have you welcomed the light into your darkness? Are you living in the light?
Jesus came to bring us life and light. By being rejected by men, Jesus made it possible for us to be accepted by God. Welcome the light into your darkness. If you are in Christ already, continue to live in the light.
At the end of this first section of 2 Corinthians Paul chooses to rejoice in the progress of the Corinthian church. He finds joy despite affliction, joy in Titus and his good news, joy in their changed lives, and joy in their strengthened relationship. Can you find joy in all circumstances. Content and certain of…