The grace of God reaches people through us, but we need to prepare well for this to happen.
We are growing in the likeness of Jesus as we follow Him in sowing the good seed of the Kingdom.
We continue looking at the roles Jesus fulfilled, so that we can grow in His likeness in our own lives. This week we see Jesus as Shepherd.
Continuing our study on the likeness of Jesus, we look at the Lord as a steward of God's work.
This is part two in our series on following Jesus, in which we see Him in the role of a Servant.
We are being transformed into the likeness of Jesus. We should therefore work at becoming seekers.
Two teachings of the apostle Paul govern this series on Restoring the Reconciled World. The first teaching is that Jesus Christ – by His life, death, resurrection, and ascension – has reconciled the world and all things in it to God. Second, God has given to us, His people, a ministry of reconciliation, which takes the form of restoring the reconciled world’s freedom and goodness to the praise and glory of God.
- Restoring the Reconciled World, Part 1: The Reconciled World
- Restoring the Reconciled World, Part 2: The Need for Restoration
- Restoring the Reconciled World, Part 3: A Pattern of Restoration
- Restoring the Reconciled World, Part 4: Time for Restoration
- Restoring the Reconciled World, Part 5: Perspectives on Restoration
This is the Christian’s defining priority.
God has called us to seek His Kingdom and glory, and Jesus shows us how that can be done.
Jonah introduced the concept of “Thinking Like a Christian.” Specifically, we saw how to have the right mindset. In Hosea, we’ll learn the right heartset. Hosea gets set up as an example of how God’s love and grace work. Unfortunately for Hosea, that will mean displaying love and grace in tough situations (just like God does).
Jesus is looking for fruit in His followers. But what kind? And how can we be more fruitful?
Like Paul, we all have an appointed sphere, where boasting in the Lord is our everyday calling.