There’s an unfailing source of encouragement for every believer, and in today’s episode Brother Steve begins with the words that Jesus used to encourage his disciples before one of the most challenging times in their lives. John 14:27 declare “Peace” to us who are His—and it’s not the temporary peace that the world gives.
As Jesus prepared his disciples for an event they could not even imagine, He prepared Himself for the greatest sacrifice in all of history. Good Friday was no disaster, but a carefully prepared triumph that we can now see with perfect hindsight. Join me in preparing for this joyful celebration with some meditations on the Victory!
The Bible has some interesting to say about religion: the pure and undefiled kind requires some obedience on our parts. James 1:27 and chapter 2 make clear that a faith without any outward evidence of God’s inner work is dead. Steve closes this series on Sharing Jesus by looking at some of the many ways we can share Jesus, and that includes food, hope, love, and compassion.
When it comes to God’s work, the bottom is a good place to start. In Matthew 10 and Hebrews 6, great emphasis is placed on the importance of the lowly, the needy, the helpless, and even the locked up. Jesus has a special love for those the world has forgotten—and he promises to reward those who serve such as these. Have you forgotten?