A path directed by God will always lead to peace. The path will have snags, bumps, and narrow passages, but with God as your guide the end of the path is always peace and peace surrounds you as to journey. Listen as Sherry shares the importance of putting God before you.
Rod continues a study of Ephesians. The love of Jesus for the world should be so clearly seen through the family relationships of Christians. When family relationships lack the love of God the relationships get messed up and the way people see the gospel of Jesus is skewed. God holds the marriage relationship in such high regard that he compares the love of a husband and wife to the way Jesus loves the Church. The Father, Son and Spirit cooperate in loving submission and they don’t fight for who is going to be on top. The Father doesn’t pridefully force his authority on the Son or Spirit and the Son and Spirit don’t pridefully fight for the recognition they know is due to them. They lovingly work for the glory of each other and the love for mankind.
If you haven’t said it before, today is the day to declare, “Lord, I need help! Help me love my spouse and let my family relationships show the good news and great love of Jesus.”
The Church is a family and family relationships are messy. This makes unity and peace among each other so important. As we grow together in Christ we will make mistakes, hurt each others’ feelings, and get mad with one another. This is normal, but what do we do about it? With patience and long suffering we strive towards unity and seek the restoring power of forgiveness.