As we prepare to gather digitally tomorrow, though we long to meet in person, let us consider how disruption can move us towards devotion.
REFLECTION VERSE: Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” Mark 5:19 (NIV)
On this episode of Rise and Shine, PT asks if we were to lovingly represent Jesus to someone today, whom would it be?
REFLECTION VERSE: But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, 1 Peter 3:15 (ESV)
This episode looks at another way Jesus is a disrupter--when we're forced to consider His truth claims.
REFLECTION VERSE: Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,
“The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” 1 Peter 2:7 (NIV)
Today on Rise and Shine, PT explores how Jesus is not only tender and loving, but that he is also capable of passionate zeal.
REFLECTION VERSE: Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’" Matt 21:12-13 (NIV)
Healings don't always make everyone happy, so today PT asks, is there a person we should encourage to get better?
REFLECTION VERSE: Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Phil 2:4 (ESV)
This week, we'll explore an aspect of Jesus character that may sound counter intuitive, but is necessary as He brings restoration.
REFLECTION VERSE: Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man—and told about the pigs as well. Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region. Mark 5:16-17 (NIV)