The mystery of the gospel — that Christ has reconciled us to the Father and one another — has been revealed to Paul, showing that the church is central to God’s plan and all of eternity.
You were divided, but God has reconciled you to himself and one another, making you one
John 12:12-36 Remembrance is a time of thanksgiving for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of others. We think of them, and we think of him – who came down from heaven to lay down his life for us.
Job 4-5 It can be hard to know what to say when someone is suffering. But we want to get better at bringing true comfort, and being good friends. The book of Job teaches us how – and, in particular, how not to do it.
Job 2:11-3:26 There is a shallow, superficial type of Christianity which makes out that if we are true believers we should always be smiling, laughing, and overflowing with happiness. This passage says otherwise. A true godly believer may go through times of deep darkness. It’s important we recognize this – so we are prepared, should we experience it ourselves; and so we can help others who are suffering.
You were dead, but God has made you alive in Christ, that you would show his glory
Pray that God would open your eyes to the hope of his calling, the riches of his inheritance, and the greatness of his power — all of which is ours…
Ephesians 1:1–14 Praise God for the blessings we have!
Job 1:13-2:10 Job was a model believer, but he suffered terribly. Why? Why would God allow one of his faithful followers to suffer like that? It’s important we understand, so we’re ready for when disaster comes knocking at our door.