Jesus had an eternal mission. So He saw beyond stereotypes, cultural mores, and the politics of the day. He saw people with a level of compassion that could only be guided by a concern for their eternity and the problem of their sin. He treated people as a doctor with a cure rather than a critic with a correction.
The church has been commissioned to continue the ministry of Jesus Christ, but what does that look like and where do we begin? Well the good news is that Jesus left us a roadmap in the scripture to understand just what it is that we are supposed to be doing and how. So we’re looking into scripture for some inspiration.
Where is your identity? As disciples of Christ we need to understand some key things about what the Bible says about who we are and the assurances that God offers us because the devil and the world have plenty of opposing and negative messages for us.
Up until this point in our series we’ve looked very seriously at Jesus’ invitation to forsake the world and follow Him. We may have the desire to do so but we really can’t change until we change the way we think. So this week we look at what Paul referred to as the renewing of the mind.
Over the past few weeks we’ve talked about our need to forsake the world as we follow Christ. We’ve listened to Jesus’ words as He’s asked us to cut ties with worldliness and today we take a deep look into what behaviors He has asked us to cut ties with.
This week we explore how we handle our connections with friends, family and the world as we separate ourselves from the secular and follow Jesus. We’ll take a mature look at this difficult question and iron out what this should and shouldn’t look like.
Can you follow Christ if you do not forsake the world first? It’s a tough question but one that Jesus left us to wrestle with. Take a look with us at Jesus’ own words concerning forsaking the world and being a disciple.
We are going to look into one of the most important questions about Jesus, asked by the Pharisees and answered by all those who follow Him.
Key people in the Old Testament looked forward to the coming Messiah with Joy, but why? What did they know that about Jesus & His mission that excited them?