What we are by nature is dire, but God in His grace saves us out of the condemnation and slavery of sin, and gives us new life.
The man beside the pool 38 years was helpless until he turned to look at Jesus.
Passion is foundational to the Christian walk.
Guest speaker Sue Whitesel speaks to us out of Jeremiah 31:3 on the subject of God’s personal, tender love.
Paul prays that we grow in our experience of His power, our assurance of our hope, and awareness of our new identity as being God’s inheritance!
Paul prays that we grow in our knowledge of God and His power. He also shows that our new identity includes us being God’s inheritance!
Our identity in Christ is further seen in both the present and future aspects of our salvation – grace experienced now, and future grace guaranteed.
We have chosen to follow Christ in real time, but our faith is anchored in eternity where we find that, before creation, God chose us to be His.
The human heart is empty of true fulfillment until God fills it by His Spirit. Jesus is the One who alone can quench that thirst.
We need to have a clear vision for this year, but to also be available to the Spirit in our lives to see what part we can each play to make it happen.