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!
Water for the Thirsty
Water for the thirsty sounds like a rescue mission in the middle of the wilderness. Drinking water is ubiquitous in the Western world. Spiritual water is not. Consider Jesus’ comments to the woman at the well.
A Gift for the World
A gift for the world sounds like a great 80’s tune. The point of Romans 4 is the Apostle Paul expanding on the concept he throws out just a couple verses earlier: For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart the works of the law.
A Champion for the Defeated
A Champion for the Defeated could be none other than Jesus. In this blog post I want to focus on his opponent. Remember, someone has to lose, and in this case the loser is the devil.
A Day of Praise
It is a day of praise! Hosanna to the Son of David! On Palm Sunday the crowds of people lined the road to lay down their palm branches that Jesus might ride in like the King he truly is.
Like gravity, grace is a constant force at work in how God deals with us and how he wants us to deal with others. No one is beyond the reach of God’s grace. God never turns it off. When the weight of our sin makes us fearful of God’s condemnation, he reveals his grace yet again.