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Invisible to Visible

There are two types of people – those who ask “What do I get?” and those who ask “What do I get to do?” Jesus makes the invisible in our heart visible to us, including our love for His provisions over His mission. Following Jesus leads us to the upper room where His mission supersedes preferences and provisions.

Scripture: John 11:45-57

God of the Impossible

The Angel Gabriel delivered a message to the virgin Mary, a young, unmarried girl, Kent Hughes says was “a nobody, from a nothing town in the middle of nowhere.” He told her she would have a son who would be the Son of God. Mary’s only question was “how could that be?” And after Gabriel told her the Holy Spirit would “overshadow” her, he pointed to her cousin, who was much older and had been barren and said that she was six months pregnant. Then he gave Mary the bottom line, “For nothing is impossible with God.” Mary’s experience is unique, but she’s an example for us all, and through her, we learn that when the God of the impossible comes to you, expect him to summon you to follow in ways you never thought possible.

Scripture: Luke 1:26-38

 

Your Tongue — An Instrument of Poison or Life?

Everyone understands the tongue as an instrument of the body that was created to communicate with other people. Everyone also understands the power that the tongue has. Since Jesus, through the gospel, has changed our very nature (2 Corinthians 5:17) we now have the ability to use the tongue as an instrument to refresh, affirm and bless others rather than use it to discourage and condemn others.

Scripture: James 3:1-12