2020 was a difficult and tumultuous year, and though we hopefully enter into 2021, what assurances do we have for a better year? The future is unknown to us; the future belongs to God.
Are pandemics new territory for the Christian? Pastor looks at moments in church history, very similar to our own, to glean wisdom for us today. Let's take a moment out of the chaos and the noise to remember that Christ has a mission for the Church despite hardships and uncertainty.
Peace I leave with you. My peace I give onto you. Not as the world gives I onto you. Let not your heart be troubled. Neither let it be afraid.
Is our world characterized by peace? According to the angelic host in Luke 2, the birth of Christ brought about "peace on earth" and "goodwill to men." How do we make sense of this? In this final episode in a three part series, Pastor guides us through the scriptures to examine this peace that changed the world forever that night.
"Glory to God in the Highest!"
This week features the second episode in a three-part series focusing on the angelic message delivered to the shepherds on the night of Jesus' birth. This second episode centers on the message of Glory.
Today, Pastor leads us through the first episode of a three-part series where we will examine a glorious message delivered one night in a field outside Bethlehem, from an angelic host to the lowliest members of society. The long awaited Savior had been born to bring Joy, Glory, and Peace. This first episode centers on the message of Joy.
Christ’s kingdom is coming, and a judgment of the nations will precede it. Seated on His throne in Jerusalem, Jesus will separate the righteous from the unrighteous. The righteous will enter eternal life and everyone else will be sent to eternal destruction. Are you ready and prepared?
Are believers spared when God judges nations? In this episode, Pastor guides us to sobering biblical passages about the judgement of God. The good news, despite the turmoil, is that God is gathering a people for Himself from every nation. His plans are eternal; His truth will never be overcome by the world's collective attempts to suppress it.
What does it look like for Christians to be involved in government despite increasing corruption? In this episode, Pastor Lutzer draws from the book of Acts to consider the point at which we lay aside our expectation of deliverance from corrupt leaders and choose rather to pray for boldness "to preach the word of God without fear."
Does God involve Himself in the political affairs of humankind? Today, in part 3 of "God and the Nations" we seek an answer to this question from scripture and what we find there is at once a profound mystery and an enduring comfort.
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