God is not some killjoy, who is out to ruin our fun. He wants us to enjoy ourselves in Him, so that in our eating and drinking and whatever we are doing, God might be glorified in us as we find ourselves satisfied in Him.
In the first sermon of our new sermon series on Ecclesiastes, the Preacher is pointing us to a Saviour who alone can rescue us from our toilsome search for meaning and who can ultimately satisfy our weary souls.
Mark ends his Gospel by describing the frightened reaction of the women who discovered the empty tomb. Just as the women were confronted with the Good News of the resurrection, we too must consider and respond.
The events surrounding the crucifixion give us a deeper understanding of us why Jesus came to die. May we never cease to glory in the cross.
The cross is good news for guilty sinners, because it displays Jesus Christ reigning as King and accomplishing God's plan of redemption.
When Jesus suffered under Pontius Pilate, He acted as our substitute. The question for us today is: What will you do with Jesus?
Peter’s denial of Jesus is a sobering reminder of our weaknesses, while the trial of Jesus is a glorious reminder of our Saviour’s love for us.
May we be a people who grieve over our sin, who pray, “Yet not what I will, but what you will,” and who receive the grace that is offered us in our weakness by God in Christ Jesus.
In the presence of those who would later betray Him, Jesus offers redemption. Through Christ, we are granted repentance and the assurance that Christ will return to restore all things.
There are those who want Jesus for what He can do for them, and there are those who want Jesus for Jesus. A sacrifice of love from an unnamed woman reminds us that following Jesus is costly, but that Jesus is worth it all.