It is first our spirit, not our behavior, that must be transformed, leading to the “life from above” that Jesus promises.
“The gospel is less about getting into the Kingdom of heaven when you die and more about living in the kingdom of heaven before you die.” (Dallas Willard)
No matter the trials or struggles we face, even in moments of doubt, we must never forget the many promises of Christ, continuing to walk in The Risen Way.
Jesus’ Prayer for us as his disciples is that we might experience a unity of His love, vividly seen by the world, leading others to also believe and receive.
When faith, hope, and love is at the center of our motivation, joy and peace become our default disposition.
Jesus willingly died to save us from our sins.
To abide in Jesus is to be constantly in tune with and listening to and responding to His word and His love as we interact with the world.
The Holy Spirit brings us from death to life, teaches and coaches us to be like Christ, and empowers us to be His witnesses, leading disoriented people into the Kingdom.
Thanks to Jesus, we know where we’re going and how to get there.
The ultimate expression of a person who has apprenticed their life to Jesus is when they fully exhibit the heart of a servant in every relationship.
It is only when we believe in Jesus as He truly is—the Messiah and Son of God—that we experience a radical reorientation of life and fellowship with Him forever.
The love of God is made complete in us as we sacrificially love others, laying down our lives for them.