Today the Holy Spirit makes sense of the temptation of Jesus for us, and reveals the beauty and goodness of God that is in this story. You will never see this time in Jesus’ life the same again. And this revelation will change your relationship with Jesus forever. This is Part 2 of the story we began last week.
Matthew 4:1 “Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.” I tell a story about this that offers a magnificent revelation of our beautiful God, beyond anything you might imagine.
This is the astounding story of how I was introduced to the beautiful emotions of Jesus that reveal the nature of God. And how I tested the spirit according to Scripture. And how it changed my life forever.
omething is terribly wrong. And that “something” is now a problem bigger than any natural catastrophe facing us. For what is being targeted for destruction is our agape love: not only dividing us, but pitting in enmity one group of people against the other––accusing, blaming, shaming. This is the trap. And here is the way out.
Scripture Set to Song: Philippians 3:3 – No Confidence in the Flesh. Celebrating Jesus!
Scripture Set to Song: Matthew 11:28-30 – Come Unto Me. A tender call from Jesus to us, with promises that never expire.
Scripture Set to Song: Isaiah 43:1-2 – Fear Not, Thou Art Mine. When we belong to Jesus, we need not fear any trouble we face.
A song encouraging us to remember Jesus’ practical instructions on how to live daily life. Because when we actually do it like Jesus tells us to, our lives go so much better. Just one way we can be “doers of the word, and not hearers only” (James 1:22).
A song meditating on some of the Names of God: of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and the benefits of sowing these Names into our hearts.
Upbeat song about trusting in God, and looking back at His faithfulness when I’ve put my trust in Him.
Scripture Set to Song: Proverbs 3:5-8 – Trust in the Lord with All Thine Heart. This is a call to believe God with all our heart, and not to think we know better than He does.
Scripture Set to Song: Romans 15:13 – The God of Hope. Hope isn’t something we have to generate. It is a power miracle in us through the Holy Spirit.