Guess what? Life on earth doesn’t always go the way you expect or even hope for. But…our hope is not focused down. It’s focused ahead, and up!
Those who follow Jesus have a remarkable and lasting treasure – SALVATION. Not merely a religious experience in the past, salvation is a divine gift that unfolds in glory over time, and will flourish in the experience of eternity. Because this is true, Peter writes to raise the hopeful eyes of his fellow followers.
"Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the Law of Christ." --Galatians 6:2
Tough Stuff : We will never be able to rightly understand it in our lives without God and His truth. Tough Stuff : God has so designed us that we better understand and experience His truth about it when we do it together. Tough Stuff : When we share it, people get connected to life-defining relationships in Christ.
On the last, great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Anyone who believes in Me, as the Scripture says, Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water!" Now this He said about the Spirit, whom those who believed Would receive, for the Spirit had not yet been given.