East • March 25, 2018 • Glen Elliott
Jesus once responded to some news events of his day and brings us to a hard, but freeing spiritual conclusion and reality; No matter who we are or what we’ve done or what’s been done to us, we must repent of our bad choices and responses in order to experience real life now and one that will never end. Jesus knows we all have sinned and we have regrets for what we have done or not done. So the command of Jesus is to repent, which means we turn to go in a new direction while learning from our past sin or misfortune. But the time is now…now is the time to repent and allow God to redeem the bad ink of our lives.
A Second Chance
Week 1 • March 18, 2018 • Joe Stull
We all have messed up and sometimes we mess up big time. And we live in the regret of what we did or didn’t do. We don’t have to forget our sin or the past, but God can use the regret to remind us of the depth of his unending grace. Our challenge is to trust in a God of second chances and unending grace. God’s grace helps us use our past sin(s) to remind us of where we do not want to go, while keeping our focus on following Jesus forward.