2020 has indeed been a challenging year for many. The many circumstances have taken a toll on our emotions, come to think of it. We have braved the pandemic’s effects on our world, country, community, and churches. Yet, what has been the effects upon us as Christians? We have been angry, disappointed, discontent, discouraged in many cases, depressed.
How do we make our way out of these feelings? How do we process the challenges we face around us? In this series, we look at two stories in the Old Testament and one in the New, which provide powerful insight and hope for us, who seek to get beyond the negative emotions we face.
In This Series
Naaman made a long pilgrimage to find freedom from his ailment. When he arrived at Elisha’s house, the prophet’s response to Naaman’s request made him angry. From this story of Naaman the Angry Leper, we learn that God is not just in the business of healing our diseases and solving our problems. He also wants to change our characters and make us fit for heaven. Anger should not be our response to God’s will for our lives, but a willingness to follow His instructions. When we do, then we will experience His restoration as we follow the path of peace.
Absalom dethroned King David. The King became an isolated fugitive, running for his safety. We read that the King and his subjects “arrived weary at the Jordan.” In this journey of tears, we see David’s maturity in responding to His trials in a healthy way that teaches us how we can be refreshed in our moments of sorrow.
There have been many attempts to describe two thousand and twenty so far, and each attempt concludes that this year is a challenging one. Speaking to the real Christian, James writes in a sound, pointed, and practical manner about true wisdom, faith, and practice for followers of Christ. There is no doubt that the book of James applies to our time. Let us turn down the world’s volume and listen to God’s wisdom as we traverse through the book of James and listen to His Wise Words.
Jesus is all about taking quick action when it comes to restoring people. One person is enough to expend heavens resources to redeem, and this is what Jesus emphasizes in a series of parables found in Luke chapters fifteen and sixteen. Join us on a journey of discovering why you matter to Christ and why He calls you to show that others matter to Him. This series will inspire and challenge you to commit to seeing the value of every individual.
With all the bad news circulating in our world today, we decided to take a journey into a more trustworthy and reliable source, the burden of Mark’s gospel is good news. According to Mark, the good news is that everything humanity faced outside of their ability to control. Jesus demonstrates control over such as; calming the storm, healing the sick. Jesus cleansed Leprosy, and He spoke the truth. Yet the most important news of all, Our Lord paid the price for sin.