October 15, 2023

Finding Comfort in Discomfort

Passage: Matthew 16:24-26, John 16:33 NRSV
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Jesus promised that those who truly believe in and follow him will enjoy eternal peace with him in God’s heavenly kingdom. But he didn’t promise a path of lollipops and gumdrops along the way. Jesus-followers often find themselves in uncomfortable or challenging situations. Sometimes it is in those exact situations that we can feel Jesus moving even closer. Let’s explore both the peace and tribulation that Jesus talked about with his disciples.