Pressure is a part of life for everyone. We need to watch though as often we are the cause of the pressure that affects us. When we look at Jesus we see how He dealt with pressure himself and there we can learn from Him. Where did He start from and what did He do? he was a man like us, God as well, but He knew all about pressure. So lets look at Him and learn
Pressure comes from lots of different sources - and sometimes that source is us. Jesus is always leading us to a deeper lived experience of His grace but sometimes we talk ourselves out of it and choose a different way. That brings pressure into our lives. There is good news in that even we choose poorly that His grace is more than what we need to help us - but grace also helps us to respond with faith and choose Him.
Pressure is force that is applied to an object. We all live under pressure - some more than others but we all know what it is like. How do allow the finished work of Jesus to impact and change that? What is it that we can learn about grace that helps us when we are under pressure? - Andrew lays the foundation for this series by showing us where we can start...
We live in a world where relationships are often formed through fear and the need for approval. Not so with Jesus. Through fear and failure, Jesus continues to love you. Despite our best efforts, he will always maintain connection with his eyes firmly fixed on you. He doesn't just forgive, he also restores. Adam looks at the example of Peter denying Christ, yet Jesus washes over his lowest moment with love. Be blessed, Jesus is fixed on you!
If you ever feel like you have missed it then this is a talk for you. We sometimes think that because of our own mistakes, others or circumstances that we won’t see God’s goodness in our lives. Andrew looks at a story where Jesus shows us that we do not need to worry - He is Lord over everything that is natural - including time- and He will bring about good fruit in your life even when it is impossible naturally.