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.
In the Lord’s Prayer, we see that Jesus taught us to pray with fervent, urgent, expectant confidence. By praying for God’s name, kingdom and will, we lay a foundation of prayer that sets God’s priorities above our own.
Many people struggle with feeling inadequate about their prayer life. The disciples must have felt that too, because as they saw Jesus pray in a way that really mattered, they said, “Lord, teach us to pray.” Can we learn with them?