In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus gives his disciples the important task of continuing the work of the Kingdom that he initiated through making disciples. This mission flows out of the complete authority and presence of the resurrected Jesus.
Jesus teaches us not to fret about our basic needs but to pursue God’s will and to trust that he will provide the necessities of life.
The sending King has appointed every believer to be an emissary for Jesus.
Jesus is the pioneer king, who has championed sin and death, authored new life and blazed a trail to future glory for all who will follow him.
The anointed king serves mankind by suffering the punishment that brings peace and healing.
A true confession that Jesus is the Messiah is a good start, but we must continue by growing in understanding the truth of our confession in an ever-changing world.
The Lord Most High is awesome, he is not like us, he is never rushed, remote or less than absolutely good.
The cross of Christ is central to our faith and as such it gives direction to the good that we do.
Being part of the body of Christ means much more than feel-good conversations in the foyer. Sometimes it means having a tough conversation. In this text Paul teaches us that as followers of Jesus we are to be looking out for the spiritual lives of our brothers and sisters in Christ and gently calling them to repentance when someone someone veers off track.
Navigating life guided by the Holy Spirit means that we will not gratify the passions of the flesh, rather, we will ratify the passion of the cross.