Old Testament prophets spoke the word of the Lord. When Jesus came he stepped into the prophetic tradition, but he did more than speak the word of the Lord–he was the word of the Lord.
This week we bring our series Cultivate to a close, considering the fruit of self-control. Self-control isn’t a flashy virtue; it seems common and almost mundane. But, allowing the Spirit to teach us self-control may be one of the most important things we can do to protect our own well being and the well being of those around us. Exercising self-control is actually an incredible expression of love. Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
There are few characteristics that are more often referred to in a description of God than the word “faithfulness.” As a result, it is predictable that such a characteristic ought to mark the lives of Christ-followers. Why is it important, and how are we doing? Reading: Matthew 25:14-23.
Mark Twain said, “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” As Christians, we are called to speak this language in increasing measure and in so doing, to reflect our kind God. Join us Sunday as we explore how God’s kindness gives us a pattern to follow this week. Reading: Ephesians 2:1-10.