Life can be complicated, but knowing what God wants us to do is simple.
Simple: Jesus calls out, “FOLLOW ME” and we either follow him, or we don’t.
The Christmas Story (Luke 2:8-15) by Ron Kramer
The attitude: The prophet encouraged Asa to be intentional about everything he did.
Bible Verses: 2 Chronicles 14
Big question: How did Asa have confidence that God would fight for him? How can we have confidence that God is on our side?
THE MAIN THING! Asa had confidence in God because he was doing what God was doing!
Jesus is our goal. “Jesus is our touchdown.” Moves towards the goal!
Being satisfied with things in the world stop us from pursuing God.
Big Question: How do we make wise choices?
Rehoboam takes three days to consider the issue (great choice!) and meets with the elders for advice (super great choice!).
Reheboam takes his friend’s advice, and the nation collapses. Israel splits into Israel and Judah, and never fully reunites.
What’s the best way to genuinely love life? How do I find happiness and blessing? “For a happier soul make wisdom your goal!”
The reality is: If you aren’t worshiping Jesus, you aren’t worshiping God. If you aren’t obeying Jesus, you aren’t obeying God.
God chooses to describe his grand cosmic plan for the redemption of humankind as adoption.
We love to be happy and to do great things – but true, lasting, joy seems fleeting. How do we find REAL lasting joy?