We Are All About Jesus.
He is, without a doubt, the most famous person in all of human history. More songs have been written about him, artwork created of him, and books written about him than anyone who’s ever lived. Even our calendar is based off his life, dividing time before and after him. Naturally, someone this important will have fans and foes. And a lot of people have an idea of who Jesus is. They may get this idea from TV or movies, maybe from past church experience and Sunday School felt boards, from history books, or maybe from just hearsay.
We Preach The Gospel.
“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.” —1 Corinthians 15:3
Acts chapters 24-26 tell us of the continued trials of Paul the apostle. While he repeatedly finds himself in frustrating, unjust, and dangerous situations, he is always prepared to defend his innocence and to provide a reason for the hope that is within him. As we look at these chapters, we note how Paul prepared himself in term of his conscience, his courage, his content, and his conviction. God has given each of us a purpose, and in pursuing this purpose we will find ourselves in opportunities to make his name known. Will we be prepared to love others as he has loved us?