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God's truth for today's world

Understanding if Jesus was a mortal has been a tough topic of conversation but Howard W. Stevens fills us in in what the Bible tells us about the son of God. The book of John tells us that Jesus was referred to as “The word” and that he was always with God. In a few different verses Jesus claims to be one with god and that they are the same. Jesus also would judge those who would call him a mere mortal.

Key Takeaways:

  • Jesus was always present with God, as well as actually being the Creator.
  • Jesus, God’s Son, was the most perfect expression of God’s all-consuming care for humanity.
  • Because Jesus is God, Jesus is also perfect, meaning that he is without sin and exalted from the heavens.

“John’s Gospel takes us literally behind the scenes and informs us that before our Lord was known as Jesus, He was known as the Word, the Logos.”

Read more: https://journeyonline.org/was-jesus-just-a-man/

There were the greatest gifts that were given, they weren’t left overs, they were the best of the best gifts. The gifts would be protected and guarded so that they couldn’t be taken by thieves. It was a long journey, it took two years, and they weren’t going to give up and in the end it was all worth it. If you allow yourself to worship, you will be given the greatest gifts that will be well worth the journey.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gifts would lay there out of the hands of thieves and tucked carefully away.
  • It was a long journey, but they believed with all their might that they were destined to be there.
  • Offering him the worship he deserves is something that is necessary during the season.

“It is not hypocrisy to worship when you do not feel like it, it’s obedience.”

Read more: https://journeyonline.org/the-greatest-gift-you-can-give/

Confusion has different meanings to everyone, but it basically means that you don’t understand what is going on or why. Clarity can be yours as long as you listen to what god is saying to you, and allow him to lead your life. If you are feeling confusion, you can have clarity as long as you trust in the lord and follow him you will have clarity and understanding in your life. Having prayer in your life will grant your peace and understanding.

Key Takeaways:

  • Not having clarity can lead to things like depression, guilt or frustration.
  • If you want to avoid being confused, then truth and clarity are the opposite of confusion.
  • If we are to put our faith in God, then we will be able to trust him and have clarity.

“The Bible says that Jesus is the way, the TRUTH and the life; not just that He speaks truth, but that He IS truth”

Read more: https://journeyonline.org/confusion-to-clarity/

When we are in the throes of anxiety, it can be hard to remember the things in life that matter. It can be hard to remember that we are always guided by the Lord, and it can be hard to recognize that we are not alone in this world. Prayer and bible study can help ground us. Rereading biblical stories can remind us that God is always with us, carrying us through life, and sharing our burdens.

Key Takeaways:

  • We may have a religious tradition to which we identify. This tradition gives us certain rituals, practices and prayers that we can offer to help us endure the pressures we feel weighing down.
  • The Bible says that during this crisis Jesus was in the stern of the boat fast asleep. This reminds us that nothing that comes our way as children of God surprises God.
  • Anxiety floods our minds in the moment we forget Jesus. We forget that He is right there in the boat with us. He is there at rest, in control, being always faithful.

“Jesus decides it is time to go over to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. He along with his 12 disciples get into a boat and set out to cross the sea. Jesus uses this time as an opportunity to teach the disciples about faith and trust. He wants them to learn how faith in His presence and power can keep from falling into fear and anxiety.”

Read more: https://journeyonline.org/anxiety-the-storm-that-unravels/

Most people have heard of Jesus and have some knowledge about what happened regarding his crucifixion by Roman Authorities. Not everyone quite knows the simple facts about who Jesus really is. A lot of people think of Jesus as the son of God but according to the literal translation, Jesus is one with God himself. He even claimed to be God while on earth. He performed miracles on earth and was born as a Virgin birth in which no father was part of the process.

Key Takeaways:

  • The religious leaders of his time understood that Jesus claimed to be God (John 5:17-18). Paul wrote that when Jesus died, the Father revealed to the entire world that He was God (Philippians 2:5-11).
  • This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.
  • For nearly 2,000 years, Jesus Christ has been changing the lives of people all over the world. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.

“These are the facts upon which even the greatest skeptic will agree. But there is so much more to Jesus than that. Where he came from, what he did on earth, what he can do for us now is all revealed in the Bible.”

Read more: https://journeyonline.org/series/who-jesus-is/