Monday, April 8, 2013

Believing in the Risen Christ

John 21:1-25                     April 7, 2013                     Link for audio/video/document

A true encounter with the risen Jesus Christ will powerfully transform our hearts, lives and souls. To be transformed by the risen Christ not only means that our sins are forgiven and we are redeemed and we are restored back into the relationship with God we were created for, so we might live with Him in the glory of heaven forever - it also means that our hearts, lives and souls on earth are powerfully transformed into the image of the risen Christ, so we might bear the fruit of obedience, love and following Jesus to the cross. And because this is all of God’s plan and purpose for us – our obedience, our love and our following Jesus to the cross will not be defined or derailed by circumstances, people or our own will - when we keep our eyes on Jesus!