Summary: Too many people are consumed with worry and anxiety about what tomorrow might hold. This fear can be paralyzing. As Christians we believe that our loving heavenly Father is always looking out for us. He takes care of the birds of the air and the flowers of the field and that gives us confidence that He will take care of us too. There is no benefit from worry, in fact, anxiety only hurts us. Let’s trust God and allow Him to guide our steps.
Summary: God’s great mercy became a transforming reality through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This mercy is a result of God’s love for us, and this love invites us to live differently in the present. We are to be living sacrifices that no longer conform to the patterns of the world. The world around us is deceptive, selfish, angry, and foolish. These cannot be the patterns we live by today.
Summary: Jesus Christ demonstrated his love for humanity by sacrificially giving his life on the cross and resurrecting from the dead. Because of this incredible act of love, those who are in Christ have become new creations. All of our past mistakes, sins, and miscues have been covered by the blood of Jesus. Our past no longer has the last word and final say over our lives. We have been given a fresh start!
Summary: As Jesus was being crucified, those who mocked Him did not see Him as the true King who rules and reigns. After Jesus’ resurrection, He revealed Himself to His disciples and because of His defeat of death, He claims all authority over heaven and earth. It was Jesus’ love for us that held Him on the cross. His love reigns in our lives when we put our faith, hope, and trust in Him.