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Advent • Peace in the Darkness - Advent: In The Darkness
n his first coming, Jesus party fulfilled the prophecy about the Messiah bringing peace. He brought us peace with God, enabled peace between believers, and brought the possibility for us to experience a "peace that passes understanding." We long for Jesus to return to complete the fulfillment of the prophecy, ending conflict between nations and ushering in an eternity of perfect shalom in a restored creation.
Advent • Hope in the Darkness - Advent: In The Darkness
We live in a world where many people are anxious, stressed, exhausted, and hopeless. And it’s easy to see why, given the amount of conflict and brokenness we experience in everyday life. But the Advent season reminds us that hope is a person – a Savior who came and will one day come again.
Following Jesus • The Practice of Mission - Following Jesus
Every follower/apprentice of Jesus is called to continue his mission. We are disciple-making disciples. The one thing we're sent into the world to do is to proclaim the Gospel in word and deed so that others follow Jesus with us. Whatever else we do must serve this end.
Following Jesus • The Practice of Forgiveness - Following Jesus
When we are sinned against – and especially when that sin is extra hurtful or harmful – we struggle to forgive. It feels like we’re just “letting them off the hook” for what they did. How will they ever learn their lesson if we don’t teach them? Shouldn’t they have to pay? What does it even mean to forgive someone, given that some things are impossible to forget?
Following Jesus • The Practice of Self-denial - Following Jesus
Jesus never told us to express ourselves or simply add him to our already-self-determined lives. He told us to deny ourselves, to lose our lives for his sake. Far from encouraging the life of an ascetic, Jesus was urging us to give up something lesser in order to receive something far greater. Simple practices like fasting remind us of this larger truth.
Following Jesus • The Practice of Sabbath - Following Jesus
In modern America, there's no such thing as Sabbath. There's no real rest – certainly no intentional rest in Christ. We just run from one thing to another. God gives us a better way. In his wisdom, we were given the rhythm of work and rest long before sin entered the world. And we're even told why we should rest and what we should do with our rest.