Humility, self-giving, service: these are the qualities of Jesus that made him victorious over sin and death. Those who want to follow him must adopt the same mind and spirit in order to walk his victorious path.
There is quite a lot of cultural discussion of what manhood really is. David\’s last words outlines the fundamentals that should define a man.
2 Samuel 24 encapsulates the entire spectrum of the life of David — sin and weakness, deep faith and love. More importantly than that, this story sums up the Gospel of David\’s descendant and the response of those who wish to reign with him.
If you want to follow Jesus, everything has to change. And that change starts with the attitudes and mentalities that Jesus calls us to adopt.
Nothing about the Spirit of Christ lines up with the values of the world. This is arguably most obvious when it comes to the meekness and lowliness of Christ.
If you want grace from God, you have to learn to humble yourself under God.
It isn\’t the mighty and most noble that do the great things of God. It is those that quietly serve sometimes without being noticed or known by anyone but God himself.
This week Caleb and Ben look an extreme danger that Jesus warns about, and the qualities he calls for his disciples to cultivate in order to deal with it.
The story of Jesus\’s birth is overwhelmingly significant and yet was underwhelmingly received in its time. How big of a deal is Jesus to you?