Losing can hurt. We want to win in life - on the field or court, or with our families, or careers, or health - to win at them all. But too often we stumble and eventually we do lose life itself. What if someone had the answer to all of life’s losses? What if someone could turn the agony of defeat to the thrill of victory? Jesus died to pay for all our failures, and he rose from the dead to guarantee us victory. Easter means we are VICTORIOUS. Christ is risen – just as he said!
As We Face
And we trust in God. Our Savior has promised that he will never leave us or forsake us. That is true when times are good and when times are difficult. That promise can give us encouragement for the present and hope for the future. As the Psalm writer said, “God is our refuge and strength.” Jesus has conquered all evil by his death and resurrection and his victory is ours and so we can encourage and comfort one another to remain fearless in the face of danger and joyful no matter what the circumstances.
We are living in a unique time. Remember to look for opportunities to steer your conversations with neighbors and friends to the comfort and hope that we have in Christ!
Transfiguration SERMON TEXT: Matthew 17:1-9 After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus. Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up...