We may resolve to follow good advice, but the only power for genuine change in life comes from good news.
The heart of the biblical story is not another task to fulfill, another mission to accomplish, or more advice to be followed. Instead, the Bible is the happy report that someone else has already fulfilled, accomplished, followed, and achieved everything for us.
In Jesus Christ we receive free grace and acceptance into the family of God. Since we are no longer trying to earn God’s approval, we are free to love him out of gratitude and joy. In Jesus, our acts of goodness become truly good for the first time because they are motivated by thankfulness, rather than done to accrue credit with God or leverage over others.
The Christian message and the Lutheran difference deliver the power to change your private life at home and in the family, as well as your public life at work and in society. Even more, this power endures forever.
Sunday comes every week and we’re ready to deliver the goods with gospel-rich songs and sermons. Here’s what we’re digging into next at Redeemer.
It’s been said that whoever wants to travel happily must travel lightly. Instead of bringing bursting bags on every trip, savvy travelers pack only what they need for where they’re going. While you can find plenty of good advice on how to pack light the next time you travel, the best way to journey well through life is to hear some good news. Because of Jesus, we know where we are going. And once we know where we’re going, we know just what we’ll need to bring.