The Holy Ministry – Persecution looks rough. Knowing that a life of temptation and hardship awaits the Christian doesn’t sound very appealing. What kind of motivation would move someone to sacrifice his or her life?
We are all sinners because of the one trespass of Adam. When did that hit him like a ton of bricks? Was it when an angel kicked him and his wife out of Paradise? Maybe it was when his one of his sons killed the other. The curse of sin carries on even today, but so does the promise. Jesus is the promised Savior. We get to be his messengers of hope and forgiveness! The is the first Sunday that we will consider the Holy Ministry.
Life for the dead isn’t just physical life for dead people. To be sure that is a reality in the kingdom of God. The lessons from today both talk about dead people coming back to life!
Blessed are the peacemakers. That phrase has the most meaning after a time of war. Since Jesus was both God and man he could make peace between God and man.
Can we be friends again? The reality is that sometimes relationships in this life can be so completely damaged that they can’t be fixed. How does God restore relationships? Every sin that we commit doesn’t just hurt the people around us. Our sin first is an offense against our holy God. This Sunday we ask, “Lord, Increase our faith!” We will see how God works reconciliation.