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I’m continuing our new series to prepare us for Easter: “Love lived out …Jesus in his own words.” We’re continuing with the theme from our previous series looking at Jesus words and seeing how they impact us today but now we’ll be looking at those which happened during Holy Week. This week I look at Jesus arrest and his meeting with Governor Pilate and the question: “What is truth?”
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40 Days of Prayer Update
This is Day 30 of our 40 Days of Prayer journey. The title for today is “Become a Church Cheerleader”. I really like this thought and not just because I’m a pastor! I like the prayer and challenge for the day: “pray today that God will show you ways you can support your church vocally with encouraging words as you move forward towards the Great Commission.” What a great thought, and also opportunity! May we all be found to be encouragers of what God is doing through us here at GBC.
Thought for the Day: Final thoughts on developing character like Jesus
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been challenged personally by what I’ve been sharing about developing positive character traits using Jesus as our guide.
The last one I want to share is one that Jesus showed so often: Humility
Jesus had every opportunity and right to demand praise and honour for His miracles and teachings, but He never did. Even when the crowds sought to make Him king, He rushed away from them. He didn’t want to become a sideshow performance that people could enjoy. Rather, He wanted to seek and save the lost and offer forgiveness for sinful people. Yes, He could have traveled around in order to show off His powers in other towns, but He chose not to. As we read in Philippians 2, he humbled himself, became nothing, acting like a servant. Wow! What an example.
So, that’s it. That’s what I’d like to share. As for some final thoughts I’d say this:
The world doesn’t need more role models, it needs more of Jesus—the ultimate role model. People will not find a better person to emulate positive character traits from than Jesus Christ himself. With that in mind though, its important to remember that Jesus was God and so was perfect. While we can learn from him and his example we have to be careful how we measure ourselves against him too. We’ll never be perfect this side of heaven like he was so the key then becomes using him as a guide and being the best possible versions of ourselves we’re capable of being. It’s a tough challenge but a worthy endeavor. Strive!
In His grip,