Being Fit for the Kingdom
Christians are called to live distinct lives. To be a light to the world and a city on a hill. We all must check to see how our lives are being lived and ask ourselves: “are we fit for the kingdom of God?”
God is Good, All the Time
The affirmation that God is good is a warm sentiment when life is going right. But when we hit hard times, experience disappointment, and face moments of uncertainty we can be left with the question – is God good? Surveying key points in Scripture allow us to see that even in our most difficult moments, God shows Himself to be good, working out what is best for us, even when we cannot see it.
Father Abraham Had Many Sons
The life of Abraham was marked by faithfulness and trust in the promises of God, which was “imputed to him as righteousness.” In the gospel, the righteousness of Christ is imputed to those whose lives are marked by faithfulness. Salvation is not found in stellar law-keeping, but rests in simple Abrahamic faith in, and obedience to, the promise of God to raise up all who believe and to give them an eternal inheritance.
For the Love of God
Living the mission God has given every believer demands a deep motivation to sustain the effort. The call to love God with all your being as well as loving your neighbor as yourself is overwhelming without lasting motivation. God’s love for you, found in Jesus Christ, is a motivation that gives you eternal motivation.
2 Corinthians 5:14-21
The search for fulfillment can take us many place and to many things. King Solomon was a man who had wealth, power, and access to anything he wanted. He used that to search for fulfillment and concluded that all of life finds itself within the glory and greatness of God, our Father.
Mission to the Wayward
Jesus’ heart is for those who are wandering away from Him. Those who once walked close and have strayed away. We see Him display His mission to the wayward when He went to restore Peter after His resurrection. We learn from Jesus just how to take this disciple making mission to those who have fallen away.