Jesus poses a most forthright question, “Why are you harboring evil thoughts?” The human heart has capacity to harbor blessing—or cursing. In #5 of this series, consider Christ’s healing touch reaches even the dark harbors of our heart. Text: Luke 5:17-26
Questions like, “Who am I?” “Why am I here?” and “Where am I going?” are foundational to human existence. How we answer these questions powerfully shapes who we are, and how we view ourselves and the world. Consider how God’s pursuing love demonstrated in Jesus powerfully shapes, and re-shapes, how we view ourselves.
Text: 1 Peter 2:9-10; Jeremiah 1:5a; Genesis 1:27; 2 Corinthians 5:17
The restoring grace of God redeems every area of life, including the the most intimate of relationships in the home. This Scripture text (letter) invites us to consider how following Jesus shapes marriage, family life, and children. Text: Ephesians 5:21-6:4
An encounter with God’s majesty, transcendence, and holiness brings us quickly to an end of ourselves. Only there, at the end of our “good” efforts, do we experience the restoring, forgiving grace of God. With that restoring grace comes a new orientation and profound mission in life. Isaiah’s encounter with God shows us how God restores lives. Text: Isaiah 6:1-13.