He was teaching in their synagogues, and everyone praised him. … All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?” they asked. (Luke 4:15,22, NIV)
Who do you think Jesus is? It’s very easy for us to ‘tame’ Jesus, and to think we know who he is. We might not be right! As we continue to look at Luke’s Gospel on Sunday mornings, we’re going to see some people who thought they knew who Jesus was — they were right and they were very wrong.
I hope that this email is useful, and that you are able to spend a few minutes at noon each day, as we pray together as a church family. Please do keep sending your prayer suggestions to me, so that we can make sure we are praying around the needs, burdens and encouragements of our whole church family.
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1, NIV)
How can we have true peace? We don’t have to look further than Ukraine to see that world peace seems impossible. We might not have to look too far to see that personal peace is hard, either. What about peace with God? Is that possible?