Abstinence is the discipline of denying yourself something in order to reposition Jesus Christ in your life. This will begin to train yourself to be more responsive to God and less responsive to the temporal things of the flesh. Denying yourself something during Lent will give you something additional to celebrate on Resurrection Sunday; not only has Jesus Christ risen from the dead, but His life caused something new to rise up in you.
The Discipline of Self-Denial
March 17, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
The Resurrection of Christ and Our New Life
Easter 2019 • April 21, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
The Bible describes those who choose not to embrace Jesus Christ as dead in their sins. Those who embrace Jesus Christ now have life. How does that life affect you? Are you waiting for the afterlife or are you expecting the fruit of life to start working now? The Bible teaches its affects start now if embraced by faith.
Why Did Jesus Have to Die?
Good Friday • April 19, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
It's one of the great questions of all time. Why did Jesus have to die? Wasn't there another way? It is actually important that it all went down the way it did and understanding the reason has eternal and temporal implications for us.