This is a special inspirational TV presentation from the Oklahoma Conference which aired Sunday, May...
Will we get lost looking for abstractions and philosophical answers, or will we help the person who needs us the most today?
There are a lot of disappointments and struggles in this account of the disciples in Acts ch.13. And in every case the disciples saw that God was using these struggles as a new opportunity to bless others. Their lives were filled with joy and the Holy Spirit, no matter the outer circumstances of life.
Maybe the difficulties we are experiencing are a way to go deeper into God's love.
So much of our days have been spent worrying about what's happening to us. Jesus calls himself the Good Shepherd--so what's good about all of this?
Because of Christ's resurrection, we are partakers of new life!
It seems like Easter has been stolen for us! So we need to remember that there are two sides of the Cross. Jesus brings the Good Friday side of the Cross into the Resurrection side: there is nothing that can separate us from his love. And, the Resurrection side of the Cross helps us understand Good Friday: our time of struggle is just goodness waiting to be born. Nothing can hold it back. not even death itself!
This is an edited recording of our first Facebook LIVE worship service from April 5, 2020. Enjoy!
Bible Text: 1 Peter 1:3-9 | Speaker: Pastor Thomas Hoffmann | Series: "Thriving in the World of COVI...