This series is about the church. It covers what the church is, how it functions, its mission, the differences between the church local and the church universal, the role of the elders and what is expected from members.
Jesus’ confession in the garden gives permission to those on a Lenten journey to say, “I don’t want to, but I want to want to.” The first thing we should give up for Lent is our desire to self-protect against suffering that sanctifies.
When Christians experience suffering, we latch on to the reality that God is orchestrating all things for His glory and for our good. But we sometimes over-prioritize and misinterpret the idea of “our good.”