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The night before Jacob is to meet his brother, Esau, and deal with his past sins, Jacob encounters an angel of God and wrestles with him all night. As a result of this event Jacob's name is changed to Israel. Both the circumstances surrounding this event and its consequences reveal to us the character of God's people, Israel, and the character of the Christian faith and life. It is all about a fight fueled by God's blessing for God's blessing.
The church is called to live in alignment with the values of the kingdom, as God's love is perfected in us.
Our Enticements & Christ's Sinlessness
This week we continue our series "Blood, Sweat, and Tears" as Pastor Jason Simmonds walks us through Romans 1:18-3:20 for his talk "First... the Bad News."
What does God require of you?
As it has been said, a great story ends like it begins and the story of Passion Week is no different. Passion Week started with the Triumphal entry to Jerusalem and then suddenly turns dark with the betrayal, the false trial, the unjust scourging, the painful crucifixion, the death of the Messiah; faith is shattered and life seems hopeless. Death, hell, the grave, sin and Satan seem to be the winners. However, praise God the story didn’t end there because the final chapter of Passion Week is the resurrection! The story of Passion Week truly ends with Jesus making one final Journey to Jerusalem not a lamb but as a Lion, not riding on a gentle colt, a beast of burden, but riding on a white horse of victory, not as the King of the Jews but as King of kings and Lord of lords!
We’re constantly comparing ourselves with others. It’s human nature to see how we stack up in the particulars of life. But is it the best measurement? Is this affection really an affliction?
Suffering can be the pathway to victory. Jesus earned us victory through His death on the cross and resurrection. We won’t fight for our victory, we fight from His victory. Remembering your "new life in Christ" will help you maintain a good conscience.