From July, 2016

When life is hard. Number 3 of 4.

  When life is hard where do you go?  Who do you turn to? Jesus is approaching his trial and subsequent death.  When sorrow hits use the example of the final hours of Christ. He doesn’t just tell his friends to watch and pray, he does it.  Matt 26 vs 36-41 has a few phrases that stand…

When life is hard. Number 2 of 4.

  Watch me!  So many people have words.  So few have actions.  In the last few days, hours of Jesus life he demonstrates a “watch me” sort of teaching. Watch him take on your struggle.  Watch him take on your sin identity.  Watch him feel forsaken.  And this is how Christ copes.  This is how Christ holds on when life…

When life is hard. Number 1 of 4.

In the last few days of Jesus life, you better believe it was hard.  The most trying struggle for the leaders of faith.  What does Jesus do when it’s hard? When faith seems overcome by a religious death threat and incoming sorrow.  Intense persecution would hit the 12 like no other time known to these…