Discipleship happened because Christ was the standard for the house church and the Word was their guide. They dared to love and wanted to serve.
Jenna was left with a decision. “I could make the decision to become bitter and angry and still be miserable, or I could come to Lord and praise him despite our circumstances,” she said. “According to God’s promise, the latter would lead to ‘the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding.’”
I was tearing my family apart and I just wanted it all to be over. I wanted my life to be over. I wasn’t a good wife or a good mother. I wasn’t good for anything, and I truly thought my family would be better off without me around to continually screw things up.
Jesus did not save us to be middle class. Jesus rescued us and is reconciling us so that we can truly love all humans as Christ has loved. Where the Kingdom is being lived out, there is a flourishing of humanity.