The Easter holiday remembers the greatest event in human history; the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Everything Jesus taught about God, sin and man was proven true when he rose from the dead. The resurrection is the foundational truth of the Christian faith and if the resurrection didn’t happen, then the Christian faith is a joke (1 Corinthians 15:12-19).
The fact is that Jesus rose from the dead and there is power in the name of Jesus. The gospel of Jesus is no fairy-tale story. It is the story of every person. The challenge of the gospel is to bring it out of the book and let it change your life.
Jesus died and came back for you.
Listen as Casey gives reminds us why there is power in the name of Jesus.
Pastor Casey continues to address the different angles from which we approach our relationships and conflicts. This week we look at our attitudes. We can hear what we think someone is saying when our internal attitude is “off”, instead of what they really said. Our internal world, the soul, is where we need discipline. Jesus trained his disciples for three years so they would be ready for the history-making ministry they were about to embark on.
Let us consider training ourselves. Listen along as Pastor Casey encourages us to be a product of who God says we are.
Scripture references: 1 John 4:1, Proverbs 4:23, 2 Corinthians 10:5
Jesus says that the Christians must learn to abide in him in order to bear spiritual fruit. Abiding has a deep meaning of being unified, being at rest, and being connected. The word carries the ideas of visiting and encountering, but it is so much different than visit and so much deeper than encounter.
Even though abide brings a connection to resting, Jesus also says that abiding makes you a branch of the vine (Jesus) and that when you abide God the Father will prune you. Resting in Jesus naturally produces an opportunity to change.
Listen in as Cortney shares deep insights into this idea of abiding and how it relates to Christian growth and relationship with others.