When I feel I am losing my way; when I get disoriented and discouraged; when I feel weary, I make my way to Hebrews 1 and 2 and just sit and listen. And, as a result, my soul finds rest. This is what I am hoping for you today, that as you simply listen to God speak to Jesus, you will find rest for your souls. Just listen…nothing more, nothing less. How is your soul doing?
It all comes down to focus. Our well-being in this increasingly complex world, all comes to where we fix our eyes…our physical eyes, and the eyes of our heart. So, in the opening sentence–the first four verses of Hebrews–the author gives us eight(!) reasons we are to focus on Jesus! Ready?
Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed! The first fruits of those who are asleep. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.
For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be abolished is death…Death is swallowed up in victory. O Death, where is your victory? The sting of death is sin, and power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Grace to you, and peace!
Well, my good friend, Greg will be here in Vancouver, May 15-19 for a Conference and Course hosted jointly by Tenth Church and CAREY. Along with Ralph Rittenhouse, the first three days will be a Conference where you will have the chance to experience the effectiveness of ‘triads’ or ‘quads’ as part of disciple-making.
Then on the subsequent two days, May 18 and 19, Greg will teach a ‘for-credit-course’ at CAREY, building on the material covered at the conference on Monday through Wednesday.
Come, and bring your pastors, elders, lay leaders, small-group/fellowship leaders, the entire congregation! This promises to be an amazing event and will transform the way you follow Jesus, and how you help others to do the same!
Registration: Transforming Discipleship with Dr. Greg Ogden
Thank you again, Tenth Church, for inviting me to launch your series on the Lord’s Prayer. What a blessing to be able to delve into “the only thing Jesus’s disciples ask Him to teach them,” with you all!
Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Thank you Hillside Church, for inviting me to preach last Sunday. As we celebrate this Advent season, I pray that we may all be able to say with Mary, “Behold [I am] the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your Word.” (Luke 1:38a) Peace be with you!
Thank you Worship Central, for inviting me to speak the Word at the Vancouver event last month. Philippians 2:5-11 “has become for me, the interpretive center of life. That is, this hymn has become for me, that in light of which everything else must be understood.”
Thank you again Tenth Church, for inviting me to speak on Jesus’ perspective on money–from the Old Testament! “Two things I asked of You, Do not refuse me before I die: Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is my portion, that I not be full and deny You and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’ or that I not be in want and steal, and profane the name of my God.” – Proverbs 30:7-9. Amen, has He been faithful!