God is merciful and full of grace, but the world is confused as to who God is. What God wants for us is often the opposite of what the world tells us. If Satan can’t get us to fall into sin, he will cause confusion to stunt our spiritual growth. Satan confused Adam and Eve and caused them to doubt the character of God. It is through the Bible that we can know the truth which gives us purpose for our lives. Text: John 18:28-19:11
What does it mean to seek God? It means to pursue it. When you seek the kingdom of God and its righteousness, it changes my direction and purpose in life. This is simple but profound. The most important thing we can do in our life is to seek the kingdom of God. Look inside yourself. Are you building up your own kingdom or God’s? Some of the most poisonous sins come out of thinking that we are in control of our own lives. Instead of having to control our own kingdom, we can seek God’s and let Him add all the other things to it.
How has being adopted into God’s family changed your life? God changes us, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t a work in progress. The disciples were continually learning from Jesus. But they, like us, were called to a ministry of reconciliation. This takes faith which is trusting and following even when future is unknown. An attitude of service brings true greatness in God’s Kingdom. Text: John 13:1-17
Sometimes we think the disciples were giants of faith because they walked with Jesus. In our story today, the disciples, like us, are a work in progress. They were arguing about who was the greatest. We, too, are worldly but Jesus will teach us just as He taught the disciples. This is part one of the first message of the series Kingdom Redefined. Text: John 13:1-17