“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:1 NIV) When we live as if our worth and value depend on how well we perform, we strive endlessly for affirmation, leaving ourselves vulnerable to pride and fear. But there is a better way. Listen …
“Jesus replied: ‘“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.’” Matthew 22:37–40 (NIV) Are you …
Listen as Ministry Leader Lauri Lanier shares the prayers she has used every morning for 34 years to surrender to God and seek His will for her life.
How do you show others the love of Christ? Here are some great upcoming opportunities to show God’s love both locally and globally.
In John 14:15, Jesus tells His disciples, “If you love Me, you will obey what I command.” How does your life demonstrate your love for our God? Take a moment to consider how you can love God through obedience in your life right now. Which command do you want to focus on obeying this week?
Take a moment to meditate on the attributes of God. Consider how He has shown you His infinite kindness, power, righteousness, and love. Then think of one person in your life who needs to know who God really is. How can you share something about God with that person today?
Our deepest comfort comes from knowing the one true God of all creation. He is love and He is light. He is faithful, just, powerful, holy, and kind. Take some time today to read these passages and reflect on the character of God: Isaiah 40:28, 1 John 1:5, 1 Timothy 1:17, 2 Peter 3:9, 1 John 4:8, Psalm 136:1
As Jesus taught in John 15, He is the vine, and we as followers are the branches. If a branch is disconnected from the vine, it can’t bear fruit—it has lost its purpose. This week, take some time to read John 15 and ask the Lord how He would have you abide in Christ in 2021. Find ways to stay connected with God and other followers through worship, service, and community at stonebriar.org