Hope Revealed 4: Bringing Freedom for the Captives
January 27, 2019
We need to receive favor from God to have hope when facing the big challenges of life. But what do we do when our circumstances threaten to crush us and it seems like all favor has left us? We continue to have faith in God, for the assurance of His favor is not our actions or circumstances but God’s actions and His promises to us and God is never closer to us than when we need Him most.
Hope Revealed 3: Bringing Joy to Our Emptiness
January 20, 2019
Human beauty, accomplishments or special occasions can be joyous, even glorious occasions. But that human glory is fleeting and it fades away. Seeing God’s glory gives us the assurance that God is with us, that he will never leave us nor forsake us and that, with God, in the end, everything is going to be alright. Jesus’s divine glory was revealed as he hung on the cross to give us all those promises, plus the promise of resurrection life. Therefore, we bask in his Jesus’ glory.
Hope Revealed 2: Bringing Cleansing for Our Stains
January 13, 2019
In those times when we are confronted with what we have done wrong, we can become overwhelmed with guilt. But Jesus, God the Son, was born and baptized to become one of us so he could pay the full cost of cleansing us from all our sin. Through Baptism, Jesus makes us beloved, forgiven children of God who greatly please our Heavenly Father.