"The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior!" - Psalm 18:46
Would you say that Jesus is a man of His word? He told Lazarus to come out of the tomb and Lazarus did (even though he had been dead four days!). Jesus commanded the wind and waves to stop and they did. Jesus took bread and said, "This is my body," and took wine and said, "This is my blood." Jesus is a man of His word. He gives us what He says...and what a gift Jesus has given us in His supper!
A little drop of water may not seem like much, but over time and multiplied it can develop into a mighty flood. God pours new life into us through baptism, a little bit of water that brings a flood of God’s blessings.
The saying goes, “A dog returns to its vomit.” That’s nasty! Why would anyone or anything go back to something so disgusting? It seems ridiculous, but that is the temptation for Christians as well. We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus alone. Why would anyone go back to a law that only condemns us?!
Jesus Christ is the foundation of the Church. His perfect life and sacrificial death demonstrates the epitome of love and opens up the free gift of His salvation to the world. Jesus’ love fueled the first Christians to speak and live and die boldly. That same Jesus, His same love, His message of salvation moves us to connect people to life in Jesus boldly.