What does it feel like to have a heart at peace? How can we wean ourselves off of the gifts of God to get to a place where we’re content to simply have God himself – to sit in his lap like a little child? In this talk, Philip McGann takes us through the Psalm which is thought to be the “easiest to read and hardest to learn.” And he provides helpful tips along the way to check the health levels of our fickle human heart.
Christmas is the time of year we celebrate a saviour who came into this world to seek and save the lost. But according to the angels’ first announcement of Jesus’ coming, in order to be found by God we need to get God’s favour so that we can have peace with God. And this is what Christmas is all about: God’s gift of peace to us in the form of a baby, Jesus.
Three times in Luke 23 Jesus is tempted to save himself … And why not? He’s the Son of God, he could have jumped down off the cross anytime and wiped out the ‘bad guys’. But even though we might tend toward saving ourselves from difficult situations, Jesus didn’t. Why? Because Jesus came to give himself in order to save us.