Living a godly life is difficult enough within the rhythm and flow of “normalcy.” But as we can all attest, the spring of 2020 has been anything but normal. The upheaval of the past few weeks and uncertainty about when it will end has been disorienting to say the least. The disruption leaves many people trying to keep their heads above water and magnifies the challenges of navigating life in a God-honoring way. Thankfully, we are not without hope and help, especially in these weird days. God has given a timeless treasure of wisdom in Proverbs that will re-orient our hearts and enable us to live in harmony with the unchanging God even during an ever-changing and tumultuous moment in the world.
John’s letters are very short, sometimes overlooked, yet powerful. He walks believers down three avenues of assurance – right doctrine, right living, real love – to remind us of the work God is doing in us. These letters give confidence to genuine believers to keep walking in faith and clarity to unbelievers inviting them turn to God in faith.
Everyone want to be free. We want to do what we want to do, say what want to say, and live the way we want to live. But in reality, freedom is not so simple. At times, what feels like freedom is actually a harsher form of slavery. In the impassioned letter we call Galatians, the apostle Paul argues that many were confusing freedom with slavery. In contrast to the world’s misguided paths, there is only one way to be fully Liberated. Join us next week as we begin discovering how salvation by grace through faith in Jesus brings true freedom from the worst slavery.
As our study through The Gospel Project curriculum has shown, the Old Testament points inescapably to Jesus. We recognize Him as the fulfillment of every promise to Israel and as her long-awaited Hope through subtle allusions and direct references. Beginning next week and continuing through Resurrection Sunday, we’ll examine four psalms that prophesy about the suffering and/or exaltation of Christ in order to be challenged to trust solely and fully in Him.