From this passage of scripture, Pastor Chris shares with us the reality that Jesus Has All Authority and Power. No matter the situations that you're facing Jesus has authority and power over them, and he is using those situations to move and mold you into who and where he wants you.
Much of Christianity in our western culture is lived out with an intentional action to be unintentional. However, Jesus' early life teaches us that even the Son of God was intentional in His growing in wisdom and stature with God and others. If the Son of God was intentional in his spiritual growth, it makes sense that we too must strive for deeper knowledge and intimacy in our relationship with God.
God didn't choose us so that we might live in the lap of luxuery. He didn't choose us in order for us to become content in the holy hill we call our church building. God chose us to use us for His glory and our good. A life of being chosen by God is a life that wears a joy but it's also a life that carries a cross of sorrow. In this week's sermon, Pastor Chris shares how we embrace both knowing only one will last for eternity.
This week, Pastor Chris shares how God works in the life of a young woman who humbly and willingly surrendered to the call of God to do something incredible for him. From the call of God on Mary's life we can see HOW God can work wonderfully in our midst if we would only surrender to him.
Zechariah, in Luke 1:5-14, provides us with three practical observations about the faithfulness of God: God is Faithful to the Faithful, God is Faithful to the Fearful, and God is Faithful in Our Faithless Moments.