What kind of work do we have to put in to have God’s mercy? Does His love and mercy require something from us?
Some churches attempt to “target” specific groups or audiences. Could it be possible that in doing so we are losing focus of the whole ministry that Jesus called us for?
In John 6:15-21 it talks about the disciples being afraid of something. It wasn’t the storm, and they weren’t really afraid of Jesus. What was it that they were afraid of? And what did Jesus do to help them with their fear?
God wants to give the gift of salvation to everyone. There are some that will simply reject His gift. Others won’t ever ask, seek, or knock. Yet others may get off the path when it becomes too uncomfortable. What do we need to do to accept this gift?
God has given us the example of what love is. He showed us love so that we too can love others. What does it say about our relationship with God when we love others? What does our love tell other people about God?
When the master gave money to his servants, he expected them to invest what he’d given so that he’d have a return on his investment when he returned. Do we think of our tithe as an “investment opportunity” or simply as a chore to be fulfilled?
When we stop to think about what it is that God has done for us. We can’t help but want to share that love to others around us. But what about our enemies? Do they deserve the love of Christ too?
Paul warns the church at Corinth and us about deceiving ourselves into thinking that everyone goes to Heaven. We must be washed, sanctified and made righteous to enter into the Kingdom of God.
Take a moment to think about this. Should a Christian always tell the truth? What happens if we don’t?