We’ve all been there. Looking at the mess we’ve made, the failures, and even the judgment that we have brought on ourselves. When it’s all fallen and broken, when we feel like giving up, when we feel like tomorrow cannot hold anything good at all…. God has a different message. His gospel, the Savior that […]
How much do worry and anxiety grip you? What are the things in your present or your future that grab hold of your heart and keep it afraid? Today, we come to ancient prophecies – given to point to a present Savior, and an awesome God who can wipe away fear. May you have assurance […]
Christ, who deserved all glory already, became a man to humbly serve and suffer for a rebellious people – in order to win us back to Himself. He was not what people expected out of their Messiah…but He was exactly what we need!
Christmas can be a difficult season for many, and life itself can be full of pain and frustration. One of the amazing realities of Scripture is how God invites us and welcomes us in our struggles – and carries them Himself.
This advent season, we will focus on five songs in Isaiah that speak of what Christ would come to do – and how He would come to do it. In today’s passage, God invites us to “Behold my Servant.” Through this entire season, may that be the result – that we would behold Jesus more and more!
Hebrews 13 contains some surprising language and commands for the church regarding her leaders; statements that fly in the face of much of what is accustomed and assumed in the modern, evangelical church. But God’s wisdom shines through in this text, for His teaching her is a key part of His design for what the church is to be and how she is to be healthy in Him.
God has given pastors and elders to lead the church (Ephesians 4:11-16). But this leadership must never be for their own agenda or glory. The church must pray for and expect leaders who put the focus on God’s word and His plan, and who are themselves examples of the sufficiency and power of His grace through and to fallen people.