Persecution, intimidation, and threats can be part of the Christian walk. In our Gospel lesson we’ll see how Jesus faced these during his ministry as did a missionary to Ireland named Patrick. Watch this Sunday as we look at how our God would have us respond.
If you were hungry – I mean, really hungry – and you could turn stones into bread, would you? Would there be any harm? A guy has to eat! There was more to the temptations of our Lord that first meets the eye. Join us as we consider what our Lord went through so that we might be saved.
We are only dust and ashes before our Holy God. David knew that too well. In 2 Samuel 24 he repents of his sin, but the consequences are catastrophic.
Epiphany mean “reveal”! The season of the church year that we call Epiphany has its bookends the Star of Bethlehem and the glory of God on the Mount of Transfiguration. We begin the season taking on the baby in the manger from Christmas. We leave the season seeing God in all his glory. The reason this “shot in the arm” is essential to our faith is because the forty-day journey to the cross that is the season of Lent is long and difficult. The annual recollection of Jesus’ Passion is painful to watch. Lest we forget that Jesus is God we see him once more in all his glory revealed.
When you are attacked verbally or physically what is your first reaction? God has not set us up to be physical or emotional punching bags, but how can we “turn the other cheek” and keep the peace? We’ll look at a Christians response to persecution this Sunday.
Thorns are maybe what pricked you a couple days ago when trying to prep your roses for your girl. Thorns in life hurt. One of the questions that people often as is why? What is God thinking? We’ll consider the thorn in the Apostle Paul’s life this Sunday.