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?
Why are we sometimes intimidated by the judgment of non-believers? Steve looks at the call to share truth that Jesus has given to everyone who follows Him. Beginning with Mark 16:15 and then continuing with examples from his father Lester Sumrall’s life, Steve challenges us to look beyond ourselves, our families, our churches, and to share Jesus’ love and desire to save the lost.