In a world seeming overwhelmed with bad news, it’s time for some good news. Maybe it’s a positive doctor’s report, a promotion, or the announcement of a much-wanted pregnancy. Whatever the good news, it restores hope, energizes love, excites joy, and brings peace. Over the past two thousand years, people just like you and I have found that experiencing Jesus—the genuine Jesus—has enriched, and even, changed our lives. This Christmas, we invite you to sample the best news of all. His name is Jesus.
The Exodus from Egypt was a pivotal point in the history of Israel. These people moved from a slave people to discovering what it meant to be the people of God. The Exodus was immediate. Getting Egypt out of them took 40 years.
This journey has so many parallels for us both spiritually and for us as East Side people. We are entering new territory and a new era as a church. What can we learn from Israel to be a people who reflect the transforming power of God in our lives and who enter this new era as spiritual conquerors.
The story of our lives can essentially be written by the obstacles we have faced and our response to them. Have we been overcome or overcome?
Jesus overcame sin, death, Satan , temptation …everything he faced. He declared, “But take heart, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) As Christ followers we walk in His victory. In this series we will look at God’s Word to discover how to apply Christ’s victory to several common obstacles. Our goal is, through Christ, to live an increasingly overcoming life..