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Let the light shine
Sometimes I imagine: What if I had to convince people to follow a savior who was fundamentally awful in character? What if our savior was effective in saving us, but was an abject horror to be around? What if God was arbitrary, inconsistent, fickle and mean? Now that would be a hard job getting people to follow a “god” like that with all their lives. But Jesus is glorious Light. Jesus is beautiful Life. He is worth following even before He saves us—even more so when we understand that He gave His life on the cross to ransom us from death and open eternal life to all who believe. What a good-news story that is!
This Sunday we continue exploring Light and Life, looking at how light has
This week, continue to pray for your staff and volunteers as First Pres plays host to our ECO National Gathering. We are proud, as a church, to be part of a larger body working together to present a full, clear, deep and grounded presentation of the good news of Jesus to the world. Pray for every one of the 1,000 delegates here from around the nation (and world) to feel encouraged by their time here. We have worked to create a platform where each leader can hear from Jesus this week about their next step—the next possibility Christ is opening up for them. Pray that we each hear it.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. – John 1:5
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