The secret to a good life and enjoy happy days is to be a blessing with our words and actions, responding to mistreatment with words of life.
As followers of Christ, we are to submit to those in authority, even if it means relinquishing our rights and preferences, so that our lives will lead others to Christ.
We all need hope, but where do we find it? Our hope of eternal life is worth enduring hardship in this life, because the joy of our faith now and our reward of eternal life will be worth it all!
As believers in Jesus, we are God’s chosen people, cleansed and holy, always in need of more grace and peace, living as temporary residents in this world. Do you know who you are and what you need?
On Pentecost Sunday, we are reminded of the dramatic fashion in which the church was born. Can the gifts demonstrated at the church’s Pentecost birth still bring our friends and neighbors to new life in Christ today?
God does not tempt us, but the prayer for deliverance acknowledges that none of us are above falling to temptation, and leans on God’s daily power available to us by the Holy Spirit.