I want to take a few minutes to direct our thoughts to Jesus’ forgiveness.
All of us fall short and have done wrong or shameful things. How do we go forward?
Take a few minutes to watch this third Mentor Moments called “Forgiveness.” (click below)
We can look at “grace” from a theological point of view and study the word and miss the impact of what it means in real life. We produced a 7-day series a number of years ago titled, “7 Days with Jesus: Grace”.
I used this series to teach on Grace and to show how to disciple others when I recently ministered to 28 converts from Islam. In these episodes we could feel grace, see grace in action and experience the power of grace in the lives of others.
Take a minute to watch Day 2 of this series and reflect on the questions. (Here is the link.)
Jesus is with us. No matter what. The Disciples learned this many times over.
Jesus came to them walking on the water – they said, ‘It is a ghost!” and cried out in fear. Immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.” (Matt. 14:26-27)
Peter, James and John were with Jesus when He was transfigured. They were overshadowed by a bright cloud and “behold, a voice out of the cloud said, ‘This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!’ When the disciples heard this, they fell face down to the ground and were terrified. And Jesus came and touched them and said, ‘Get up and do not be afraid.'” (Matt. 17:5-7).
Today, where are your fears? What are you afraid of? Jesus is with you. He is saying, “Do not be afraid.” Thank Him for His grace, presence and peace.
I was reading in Philippians this morning. I was struck by the heartfelt and beautiful prayer that Paul wrote in his letter.
“And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real
knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve the things that
are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ;
having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which come through
Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” (Phil. 1:9-11)
Take a few moments to pray this for yourself and some of the people you know.
Amazed at His grace,