A blacksmith forges steel by heating it and beating it. God also does this to forge us into mature Christians. He shows us tough love by letting us suffer for our own good.
Have you ever hooked up a light fixture or appliance in your home? This is what Jesus does when He saves us. He hardwires us into Himself by His Spirit.
Christians are often portrayed as burying our heads in the sand to avoid the facts. Despite this, we are more open to considering the facts than anyone! Paul bases our belief in Jesus' resurrection on cold, hard facts.
I love doing puzzles. Nothing is worse than realizing you're missing a piece! The American church is missing the most important piece of all. We must center our lives and ministries on Jesus' resurrection.
Happy Easter! Today we celebrate Jesus' resurrection. In this series, I will share several reflections on the resurrection from 1 Corinthians 15.