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Ephesians is dripping with deep and meaningful truths to cling to and particularly applicable to today. While we have certainly experienced more division in our country, in Christ oneness can be found. The unity of the Trinity is deeply sown into the DNA of those who are following Jesus Christ. The work of Christ not only ties us altogether in the present but it gives us unity of purpose as move forward into the future.
His names tell of the amazing qualities that this Christ child would embody. He is the counselor of counselors, he is one with the mighty God, eternal, and the provider of peace. The realities of his name gives greater meaning to the angels announcement of his birth "Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth to whom his favor rests."
Job 12:12 says “Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?” With all that has happened in the past couple of years people are clamoring for perspective and clarity. Life did not prepare them for such times. However, God has given wisdom through his Spirit and Word and those who have lived longer can give us guidance in such times. This series is receiving from such people and then going to the Word to gain greater understanding and clarity for how to go forward thriving in faith.
Unless you are the maker of something, it is difficult to truly fix something that is calibrated incorrectly. The Spirit of God is assigned the role of re-calibrating those who are redeemed by Christ so that we can experience the amazing life we were intended for. This is a journey of learning to live life by the Spirit and experiencing his transformative work. The Spirit will re-calibrate us in a manner that will lead to outcomes and “fruit” that will please God and impact others
No one wants to be accused or found to be an impostor, especially by God himself. Jesus takes on false faith head on as he is building a Kingdom of Bona Fide believers who will follow him to the end and beyond.
John had a three years of observing Jesus and watching each human encounter with him reveal all the more who Jesus is. Each person needs an encounter with Jesus, and it is our prayer that you will encounter Jesus anew in the weeks ahead.