"A Glorious Event"
Disappointment, frustration, heartbreak--failure to live up to the expectations that drive our lives and those around us. The shameful and public death of Jesus on the cross shook the faith of those who believed in him and had put all their hope, the wrong hopes, in him. The prophet, Zachariah, 600 years earlier, had foretold of a king who would come in peace--not with a large army to save God's people, but with a ragtag group of disciples. By his death, Jesus opened up a whole new kingdom to us and brought us back together with God.
Fighting TemptationWhen are you most vulnerable to temptation?