May 4, 2020
Following on the heels of Easter, we sometimes lose the glory and power that is Resurrection. Throughout this series, we endeavor to live into the inheritance that is ours forevermore; and are encouraged to live anew as Resurrection people. During this series, we explore salvation, rebirth, mutual love, suffering, and sin as they are essential to our understanding of Resurrection faith. Come and claim faith anew, deeper and stronger, and able to hold on to Resurrection, even in difficult times. Revive us again!
This week we are encouraged to strengthen our faith by endurance. Endurance strengthens character and is a sign of faith. It demonstrates patience and faithfulness to God, which is something the Resurrected Christ exemplified well in His life. By His wounds, we are better able to hold on to hope and endure challenges, injustice, and trials in life.
Prayer of Presence: Faithful Guide and Companion, continue to speak to me the words of guidance, correction, encouragement, and love that I need. And send me to meet this day with your power and presence to go where Jesus leads me and live as your faithful disciple all day long. Amen. (Rueben P. Job)