Comparing Two Dreamers, from the Old and New Testament
The Bible is filled with stories of real people with real dreams, just like us. RJ Thesman takes a closer look at the parallels between two Josephs, one in the Old Testament and one in the New Testament. Both Josephs paid attention to their dreams and waited for the Lord's guidance, and their stories encourage us to trust in the Lord. Today, I encourage you to consider - what dreams do you have that you need to trust God with?
Don’t Miss Christmas; There’s More to the Story
I know so many people who don't think that the Christmas story is relevant anymore, and this crowd probably also didn't see Christmas right in front of them, or why it mattered to them. It's easy to miss it, isn't it? Are you going to seek Jesus this season, invite him to be "God with us" in your life? Are you going to marvel like Mary and Joseph at what God is doing in your very midst, at the promises that were made that are being fulfilled?
The Epic Story of the Bible, Part 5: Joseph
Joseph's story is the great love of God on display, “while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”. (Romans 5:8) God's purpose for us is simple: he wants us to know him and be Christ-like. Joseph is a pre-Christian example of this, and he can be our inspiration: when family drama happens, when we feel unjustly treated or when we want to be vindictive. Our God is bigger than our sufferings, and his will prevails.