Ephesians 4:11-16 God calls us to care for each other by carrying each other’s burdens. Today we explore Ephesians 4:11-16, thinking through why we’re all called to care for each other, and what it looks like for us to do this in practice.
As Christians, we’re called to the good work of prayer. But sometimes the good work of prayer might feel more like hard work. If that’s how we feel, then the Scriptures have some encouragement for us. Let us consider three truths about God which remind us that prayer can be simple, and be encouraged to press on being a church which boldly depends on God in prayer.
Ephesians 2:1-10 When we think about the good things God is calling us to do as His church, it’s important that we first remind ourselves of what He has already done for us. We were by nature dead in our sins, but God has made us alive with Christ. By His grace we are made new, so that we might do good works.
Luke 19:1-10 How has Jesus changed your life? In today’s passage, we meet Zacchaeus, a man who has his life radically transformed by Jesus. Like Zacchaeus, when we receive from Jesus what he is offering to us, our lives will also be transformed.
Luke 8:40-56 The story of Jesus raising Jairus’ daughter from the dead and healing the sick woman teaches us that Jesus has authority over sickness and death. It calls us to reflect on our own weakness and mortality and to come to Jesus with desperate faith. We believe that Jesus has power to heal in this life, and even more importantly, that he has the power to give us eternal life.