Staying connected to Jesus gives us all we need for the life we long for. Confidence replaces shame. Intimacy with Jesus drives out sin. We find meaning and purpose for the life God designed us to live.
John was an ordinary man who fell in love with an extraordinary man named Jesus. He shows us Jesus was a real man who really loved us and made a way for us to dwell with him forever.
Sometimes God has unusual ways of showing up in our lives like he did with Moses and the burning bush. God wants us to know he sees, hears and is truly concerned about our suffering. He offers to be with us if we will put our trust in Him.
The way Jesus teaches us to pray would seem to indicated he knows forgiveness is not easy for us. In fact, what we are going to see today is “It is the prayer that moves our hearts so we actually want to forgive.” What does Jesus want us to know and learn about His Father and forgiveness and how does prayer interact with that?
Jesus wants us to see that His Father is good! He uses his sun and rain to create a safe space where all people can see his goodness. And this is how he wants us to treat others.
There is one thing that makes us invincible until the day our work for God is finished. Today, Pastor Steve Gibb takes us to Acts 23 and 24 and we see that our mission can not fail because Jesus is alive and walking with us each step of the way.
God is calling us to engage with others as he has has lovingly engaged with us. In this talk, we look at 3 pictures, 2 commands and 1 big goal that help us do that.