Go to My brothers and tell them. Those words are found in the 17th verse in the 20th chapter of John’s Gospel, and a case could be made that they are as significant as any other part of resurrection story. Many of us probably don’t recognize those words as belonging to the resurrection event much less see them as hugely significant. Yet, they are, and they are meant for each of us personally.
Winning Christians answer these kinds of questions: When life is over, what have you got? When the moment comes for stepping into eternity, is there anything you can take with you? When the horn sounds, does it really matter whether you were a winner or loser as a believer? If you have asked these questions, how have you answered? It’s not too late to change the answer or to improve the answer. Paul shows us how.
Practice is not the point; playing is the point. However, no one wins on the playing field without first winning on the practice field. That is true in the realm of athletics and also true in the realm of Christianity. Paul not only encouraged his readers to live as gold-medal followers of Christ, he also provided powerful advice on the kind of practice that that produces championship disciples. The winning strategy is clear, and the winning results cannot be denied.
Critical Race Theory? Intersectionality? Social Justice? What do these terms mean? Are these ideas the best answer to what ails America, or is there a better answer? If this nation truly wants to experience societal healing, the prescription for that healing is found in Genesis 18:19.
John 3:14-15 is intimately connected to Numbers 21:4-9. Actually, without Numbers 21:4-9 the interpretation of John 3:14-15 would not only be impossible, it wouldn’t even make sense. However, the connection sets these passages at the heart of dynamic Christian living. If you’ve ever had difficulty finding peace and rest, this message is for you. Joyful contentment is only minutes away.