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
Psalm 1 sets forth two ways to live. One way is shiftless and unrooted. The other is deeply rooted in commands of God. Only one leads to wholeness and blessing.The person who is blessed finds delight in Jesus and runs firmly in the way of God’s commandments. Text: Psalm 1; Luke 24:44; Romans 10:4
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
Submersed in a culture swarming with lies and malice, the longing for peace and truth sets us on a pilgrim search for wholeness in the presence God. Dissatisfaction with the world of sin is necessary preparation to walk in the way of discipleship. Text: Psalm 120
In today’s world, one might wonder if God is still for marriage and family given the opposition facing it. Consider this two-part series assuring us that marriage and family was the crown jewel of creation which God continues to bless, redeem, and equip. Text: Genesis 2:18-25, 7:1