That's our story today: Joseph heads straight into a predictable disaster! He escapes death, but is sold into slavery. This leads to lies, and his father's grief. But God has a hand in it all.
Jesus tells us to ask for forgiveness: Why? Because our spiritual position doesn't guarantee our spiritual condition. A disciple of Jesus has eternal life by faith; that's his position. But fellowship with God requires ongoing forgiveness of sin; that's our condition.
Whether we realize it or not, we all make spiritual decisions in life, and what we decide makes a big difference. This month at NBBC, we'll focus on four decisions that can change the trajectory of our lives. The most critical of all is making a decision for Christ.
After Jesus' resurrection, He was on earth for almost six weeks. He taught of His kingdom and told followers to stay in Jerusalem till the Holy Spirit came. Then He ascended up into the clouds, out of their sight. Is this important? Yes! What does the ascension teach us?
If Friday was God's 'D-Day' in the war against sin, Sunday was His 'V-Day' - victory over sin and death. 'Resurrection Day' was a day like no other before or since, and no one who knows the joy of what it achieved ever tires of hearing about it. Let's revisit it today.
After spending the night in Bethany, Jesus and his disciples walked to Jerusalem each morning. Monday, Jesus cursed a fig tree without fruit, Tuesday, it was dead. In between, He chased business people out of the temple. What do these two episodes teach?
The 7 - "I AM" statements of Jesus Christ