It's a natural function of the brain to compare things in our experience to make sense of things outside of our experience. What happens when we can't make sense of the transition we're in? We allow the incomparable God to guide us.
Now what? Ever ask that question? You've left your old life behind, but you don't know what your new life will be like. It's called "being in transition." And it is a vital part of how we become like Jesus.
What will it be like when we open our eyes for the very first time in God's new creation? Paul gives us a glimpse as he brings us to God's final victory over death itself. And that makes all the difference in the life we're living right now.
God has a plan to completely restore and renew His wonderful Creation, including you and me. It began with raising Jesus back to life. It won't be completed until He has fully defeated the last enemy: Death. Only then will God be "all in all."
Fake News. It's all over the internet. And often it is a clever mixture of the true and the false, designed to mislead the reader. Fake News has been around as long as people have been telling each other stories. Take a look at how Paul dealt with an outbreak of Fake News that threatened to undo God's Good News in Jesus.
Resurrection! We celebrate Jesus' rising from the dead on Easter Sunday. But what does it really mean for you and me? Paul helps us see that Jesus' resurrection is the basis of absolutely everything else. It is nothing less than the beginning of God's New Creation.
God is building His people to be His House in this world. But in order to do so, He had to first of all deal with all that ruined and destroyed that house since time began. That is what brings us to the Upper Room.
Jesus' final journey to the cross began in a little village called Bethany. Every stage of this journey was a test: a test of Jesus' love for us and faith in His Father in heaven, and a test of whether or not we will follow Him as King.