Failure never has to be the final word on our life. Peter failed Jesus. To fail Jesus can be bad enough, but for Jesus to then look directly at you after failing had to be overwhelming. Peter wept bitterly. Nevertheless, Peter’s failure and his restoration became a defining moment.
Defining Moments. A defining moment is a life changing moment that influences our life, shapes who we are, and consequently impacts the lives of others. Over the next few weeks we will look at the life of Peter and see the defining moments that impacted his life. The greatest defining moment of any life is to […]
Final words are important. Before facing His betrayal, trials, and crucifixion Jesus spent time with the disciples talking about the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is God. The Holy Spirit comes to live in believers at the moment of salvation. We are blessed that the Holy Spirit lives in us, ministers to us, and ministers […]
Who is the Holy Spirit and what does He do? In church we have typically heard sermons about God, Jesus, heave, hell, sin, service and even giving more than we have heard about the Holy Spirit. This is the first sermon in a series called “Life in the Spirit” talking about the Holy Spirit and […]
Jesus Christ died. His death was horrific, and though the cross was a common form of execution His death was unparalleled in all human history. Jesus was innocent, yet was convicted. He not only faced the physical trauma of a cruel crucifixion, but He died bearing the penalty for our sins. Thankfully, His death is […]
John shares that “we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father.” Oh, to imagine seeing the glory of Christ as a baby like Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, Simeon or Anna. Oh, to see His glory as He walked on water, performed miracles, or spoke the truth. Oh, to […]
“I’m thirsty.” How many times have we heard this when we are tucking our children into bed – as they try to put off going to sleep a little while longer! Jesus addresses those who are spiritually thirsty in John 7. Jesus invites us to experience spiritual refreshing that can only be found in Him.
Jesus called the spiritually curious, the spiritually weak, and the spiritually thirsty to Himself.
Dr. Jared Bumpers, Student Pastor at Crossway Baptist Church in Springfield, MO, shares with us about “The Saving Shepherd”.