Central to Jesus’ work was a motive of love. A love from God for his creation. When Jesus changes everything, our motives should shift towards love as well. But what does that look like in our day to day? Join us as we explore the difference love makes in our attitudes, actions and assumptions.
On Easter Sunday Jesus rose from the dead and changed everything. So now what? How should we respond to this? This week we explore some clear instructions about how our attitudes should shift because Jesus changed everything.
The first Easter changed everything. When Jesus died, his early followers thought it was all over. But that wasn’t the end. Jesus rose from the dead and gives us peace, gives us purpose, and gives us a promise that is for everyone. If we choose to believe it, it can change everything.
We have a part to play in making things better in this world. This means caring for God's creation, how we think about economics, how we treat each other - everything. And everything is waiting for us to step up and be who God knows we are, and to be who we can be because of Christ.
We all make mistakes. Some of us hold onto these mistakes our whole lives. Shame dominates our feelings and we don’t feel worthy. Sometimes we are our toughest judge, not forgiving ourselves. But when Jesus forgives us, the work is done, and he doesn’t hold our past against us.
Jesus said he came to give us life in all its fullness, but before we experience that life we first need to die to our old like. But how do we do that? Why does Jesus ask us to move forward and forget the past?
War, pollution, crime, lying politicians, broken marriages, drug addictions, suicide. There is so much to look at and lose hope over. But, even in the midst of things seeing so wrong, we have a God who tells us to hope. Not hope in what we can do, but in what he has done, and we will not be disappointed.
As different as we are, we all have one thing in common, we are all sinners in need of a Saviour. And the good news is there is a Saviour who died did what we could never do, change everything.
The first step to fixing a problem is to admit there is a problem. But for many of us, while we know there might be something wrong, we choose to ignore it for fear of change or conflict. When it comes to sin and life with God we can’t ignore the problem, God has made it clear to us that something isn’t right.