With every news headline, our knee-jerk reaction becomes even more of the norm on social media and in conversations.
Over a year ago, the SCOTUS made the decision to legalize gay marriage. This created a hailstorm of reaction among Christians. But over a year later, my rallying cry is still something different. Let’s consider this together.
What if there were more ways to reach people for Christ than on a Sunday morning in a worship service/experience/gathering/celebration? Our culture is changing quickly. People are less likely to step foot in a church. More people have an eclectic set of beliefs that don’t fit in one religion, rather they span across multiple religions. More people have their weekends (including Sunday mornings) taken up by their child’s sports games and other recreation activities.
What did Jesus die for? What was the purpose of going to the cross, dying, and resurrecting? Was it to reveal to us the nature of God? Was it to take on God’s wrath? What the cross of Christ represents in your theology will determine what you ultimately believe about Christianity.
There’s a problem with a reputation. Sometimes reputations are perceived rather than reality. In other words, sometimes someone’s reputation doesn’t represent who they really are. Jesus dealt with this. People misrepresented Him constantly. And it’s likely that you might be believing a misrepresented reputation of Jesus than the reputation of real Jesus.
Today’s episode is going to get to the heart of Jesus’ mission and what people encountered when they met real Jesus. Jesus won’t just change your reputation, He’ll change everything about you. But you must trust in the real Jesus, not just some reputation people have fed you. It’s likely that his misrepresented reputation is the very reason why you don’t follow Him fully. Let’s get this changed.
Listen: 21 The Problem With a Reputation (John 7:32-52)
God is constantly at work in your life. There’s a secret on how to be in God’s will no matter your circumstance. This secret is pervasive throughout Scripture and it’s intimately connected to seeing God at work in your life.
If you can see God at work in your life, your faith will be grown. In this episode we see Jesus doing something that we all must do. Don’t miss this.
What do you do when the people closest to you don’t believe you? Maybe you have a colorful past and you have since given your life to Jesus and are seeking Him and following Him, yet the people who are closes to you doubt that you’re serious. Jesus went through something similar. In fact, I believe His brothers would have called Him crazy.
Don’t miss what happens in this passage in the book of John as we continue our journey discovering what abundant life in Jesus Christ looks like.
Listen: 19 When Your Brother is Crazy (John 7:1-13)