Mountaintop moments with Jesus are always life changing. But after we get off the mountain, it’s easy to lose sight of where we just were. So how do we live for Christ in the valleys of everyday life? In Colossians 3, Paul writes to remind believers of an awesome truth and the power it has to change our focus from the things on earth to the things above.
People have a lot to say about Jesus. Some say He’s a prophet. Others call Him a liar. But who do you say He is? According to Scripture, there are plenty of wrong answers… but only one that’s right. How you respond is the only thing that will matter to you in 100 years. Because if Jesus really is the answer to everything, it means Christ is exactly who He claimed to be… and He’s coming back again!
Scripture is filled with good news… but it’s also packed with warnings. When God’s Word shows you how certain actions and attitudes can destroy your life, it pays to listen. Learn from one of Israel’s worst kings about how to get to a bad place quickly, and recognize the difference between false religion and Christianity. Because if living for yourself isn’t satisfying in a sustained way, it’s time to let go of yourself and let God be king.
All sin is the same because it breaks God’s Law… but some sins have greater consequences. According to God’s Word, there are patterns of living that will shred everything that matters to you. Many Old Testament kings lived and died with the fallout of rebelling against God. Both in trials and in consequences… if you follow their 3-step pattern, you’re setting sail for failure. Instead, learn from their example, heed their warning, and let God be your King.