Transcript: Biblical Affirmations of Hardships. We are about to begin a series called Wrestling with God and we are seeking to make sense of some of the suffering we experience and what the Bible teaches about the difficult moments we face in life. We are intentionally going to navigate this discussion slowly, as this
Over the last few weeks, we have discussed the Holy Spirit, the person and work of Jesus, and what It looks like to practically obey and follow Jesus in all season of life. This week we are engaging the topic of repentance and the biblical vision for repentance in the life of the believer.
In week 2 we see that Jesus teaches us that our love for him is most clearly expressed through obedience to his commands, which are summed up by loving God and loving others. This is impossible for us to do by ourselves, however, so Jesus gives us the Holy Spirit, who is just like Jesus in spirit. The Holy Spirits renews our hearts and the way we desire to live for God and serve others.
The disciple Peter has a spotty leadership record. He was rebuked by Jesus as Satan; tried to kill a guy (no one aims for the ear); denied that he knew Jesus when it mattered most; and even after receiving the Holy Spirit and participating in launching the Church, he still struggled with racial prejudice.