Our relationship with Jesus will put us in situations where we must decide where love for him ranks compared to love for other people and things. And Jesus is not content to be one of many important things in our life; he wants to be first.
How committed are you? Half-hearted or all-in, none of us how what we need deep down to follow Jesus. BUT Jesus’ words have power. The Spirit create the faith and commitment Jesus needs from his followers. Jesus went all in to rescue us from sin. Are you ready to follow him?
How heavy is your cross? Jesus calls us to pick up our cross and follow him. We’ll look at the ministry of the Prophet Jeremiah. If being thrown into a pit sounds bad, there is even something worse.
“The church shall never perish, her dear Lord to defend…” The struggle is real. That isn’t the cry from a clueless middle schooler; it’s the groan of the Christian church. Jesus defends us from struggles everyday. From an outsiders perspective the church doesn’t look unified at all. But the Holy Christian Church is safe behind the almighty power of our Lord. We have all that we need in the word of God.
The life of a Christian can be ordinary, but don’t let the world fool you. This Sunday we begin a new sermon series – The Extraordinary Ordinary Life of a Christian. In this first message from the Gospel of Matthew we’ll see how a Christian loves God above all things. That isn’t flashy. You won’t make the papers for bearing your cross. At the end of it all, God promises a reward.
This Sunday we’ll answer the question, “What do we do when our hearts are troubled?” The takes takes us to the night that Jesus was betrayed. That might seem like quite the jump, but his words of comfort to his disciples are all the more sure now that we live in the reality of Easter. He lives!