Are you experiencing the promise of God’s rest? What is that rest and how can we experience it instead of spending most of our time wrestling with over-booked schedules, daily demands, and unexpected pressures?
Have you been running away from your past? Through Christ you can be forgiven and face what you used to run away from.
Do you control your thoughts, or do they control you?
Jesus told us that if we would focus on one thing, it would change everything!
God is offering you a choice today. You can worry or you can pray.
“Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests.’” Luke 2:13-14 (NIV)
When your heart is troubled, what do you do? Where do you go? Is it even possible to not let your heart be troubled? Chapters 13-17 of John’s Gospel were all spoken in one evening as Jesus prepared His disciples for the trauma they were about to experience that night when He would later be arrested, put on trial and condemned to death.
Sandwiched between the books of Titus and Hebrews is a private personal letter written by Paul from a prison cell in Rome to his friend, Philemon. Philemon was a wealthy member of the Colossae Church that probably met in his home. A young slave of his named, Onesimus, had run away from Philemon and fled to Rome.
How do you handle past regrets? We can’t deny them or repress them. That would only lead to more regret. But, we can release them into the loving hands that are nail-scarred. That’s what Peter did.
“Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests.’” Luke 2:13-14 (NIV) The Angel’s song has been called Gloria in Excelsis Deo meaning “Glory to God […]