Jesus died for us to be woken up to the reality of His presence & purpose for our lives. But before we pray for others to be awakened we must first realize what God is waking US up to.
Ever wonder why Jesus refers to His followers as sheep? Well, it turns out we have a lot in common with sheep. We’re prone to wander. But the good news is this: a shepherd will go looking for his sheep until he finds it. And Jesus won’t stop until He finds us.
Looking for spare change doesn’t require much effort, but looking for a prized possession calls for a kind of pursuit in which you never stop. God isn’t casually looking for His lost people, His Spirit is constantly pursuing, constantly searching, longing to show us our value.
The Parable of the Lost Son in Luke 15 may be one of the most famous stories in the Bible. However, it turns out there wasn’t one but two lost sons in the story. This week, Annie F. Downs sheds new light on Luke 15 and reminds us that if we take an honest look at ourselves, we can relate to every character in the story.
In the final week of Awaken, Pastor Kevin Queen concludes the series by talking about an infamous character of the Bible, Zaccheus. But as it turns out, we can relate to Zaccheus in more ways than one. And Jesus has the same response to all of us.