If I were to ask you… what is the most common command in the Bible… what would be your answer? To love the Lord… with all your heart? To love your neighbour as you love yourself? To resist sin? To be holy? What would your guess be?
Well… surprisingly… the most common command in the Bible… is… Do not… FEAR! Do not fear… do not be afraid… do not worry… do not be anxious… do not STRESS OUT!
Why do bad things happen to good people? In fact, is that even the right question to ask? During our morning services from 17 June – September 11 2016, Clint Lombard opens up the fascinating Old Testament book of Job – a book that is far more about a sovereign God than an innocent sufferer.
Rather than the sometimes crazy visions of the rest of the book, the first three chapters of the book of Revelation contains a clear image of the risen and ascended Jesus, along with some very serious words from Jesus to a network of local churches. As Jesus commends some churches and condemns others, we are challenged to reflect on our own church, and what Jesus might think of it.