Hezekiah was a bold leader. But what the Bible really highlights about his life is that he had a bold faith. He led his nation to revival. He encouraged the people around him to trust God at all costs. And while he wasn't perfect in every aspect of his life, he is a marvelous example to us of bold faith.
You Are Home
During the Christmas season, many people think about home. It could be our childhood home. Or it could be about gathering with our parents or grandkids. But the home many of us direct our attention toward is the home of Mary and Joseph as they laid the Son of God in a manger. But more than that, Christmas is an opportunity for us to consider our own home.
Both suffering and abundant life are major themes in 2 Corinthians. How can this be? In 2 Corinthians, Paul is not sharing secrets for how to avoid pain and suffering. Instead, Paul offers all followers of Jesus the connection between our great needs and God's great abundance—it is His grace.
As Israel advanced into the Promised Land, the people encountered challenges, setbacks, and new areas of growth. But when they were obedient, God helped His people take new ground for their lives. As we seek to move forward following Jesus, God also wants us to claim new ground in our spiritual lives. As we journey through Joshua, we will discover the obstacles in our lives that can prevent us from advancing the gospel in our lives, churches, and communities.
Many people feel hopeless in many, if not all, areas of life—life hasn’t gone according to plan. But the Bible was written to give people lasting hope, a hope found only in Jesus Christ. Listen as we discover how God’s eternal hope for humanity was delivered to faithful people at the most unexpected moments.