There is Hope

Jesus never sinned,
so there is hope of righteousness.

Jesus was tempted,
so there is hope of sympathy.

Jesus died for sins,
so there is hope of forgiveness.

Jesus rose from the dead,
so there is hope of resurrection.

Jesus ascended into heaven,
so there is hope of intercession.

Jesus poured out his Spirit,
so there is hope of God’s presence.

Jesus is returning to make all things new,
so there is hope of life everlasting.

Jesus loves you,
so there is hope.


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The Messiah Did Not Come to Flatten the Curve

The Messiah Did Not Come the Flatten the CurveLast night I took a walk. I kept my distance from others, doing my part to flatten the curve.

I decided to forego my current audiobook in favor of music. I chose my favorite composition, Hanel’s Messiah(I enjoy this recording. Here are a few other recommendations.)

I was struck again by the first word of it: “Comfort.” What a needed message in these days of conflict, disagreement, uncertainty, misinformation, and danger. Continue reading “The Messiah Did Not Come to Flatten the Curve”

#TweetLikeJesus: Social Media in the Church

This is the sixth post in a multipart series—#TweetLikeJesus: Social Media to the Glory of God.  For background on the approach taken, see the first post, “Social Media to the Glory of God.”

Human Purpose in the Church

For our purpose, we can look back to the description of Jesus we found in Philippians 2. In the broader context, Paul writes (2:3-16): Continue reading “#TweetLikeJesus: Social Media in the Church”

#TweetLikeJesus: Social Media in the Life of Jesus (Part 2)

This post is the fifth in a multipart series—#TweetLikeJesus: Social Media to the Glory of God. For background on the approach taken, see the first post — “Social Media to the Glory of God.”

Communication in the Life of Jesus

In the previous post, we saw that Jesus is the perfect image of God. He perfectly represents his Father to the world.

We see this in the way Jesus communicates. He says in John 12:49, “For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak.” What he says is what God says. With his words, Jesus: Continue reading “#TweetLikeJesus: Social Media in the Life of Jesus (Part 2)”