Is the path of following Jesus inclusive and easy? Is it exclusive and arrogant? John shares from John chapter 14 on how following Jesus is about inclusive exclusivity.
How can a good God allow suffering in the world? Is suffering evidence against God? What should our response to suffering be as Christians? John helps us answer these hard questions about the tension of suffering.
What does the Bible say about our suffering in this life? Is God pro-pain? Do only bad people suffer? John answers these questions and shares on how our lives can be journeys that hurt so good.
This world guarantees us that we’ll have some sort of trouble. We need God to teach us the secret to contentment, and how in Jesus we can have peace in a troubled world. What’s the secret? It has nothing to do with delusional thinking, blaming others or running away and more to do with just being still and trusting God will come through.
At the Vineyard we pray “Come, Holy Spirit” a lot. When we pray “Come, Holy Spirit” we ask God to come and show us that he’s overcome the world. We’re asking him to make the world perfect again. We’re asking for miracles, healing and his kingdom to come on Earth as it is in heaven. Praying this can be confrontative, but it’s also good, powerful, and amazing.
Remembering the benefits of God’s love can be a key factor in being loved by him. Yet, to experience those benefits (to live, to feel the greatness of God’s love), takes more than just an intellectual exercise. Remembering the benefits of God’s love needs to go deep, they become central in our lives and govern our behavior. Also as a reminder, God loves you.