Each one of the steps Jesus took toward the cross was necessary for the prophecy of his resurrection to come true and change the world. These seven events are more than just part of a story about the past, they have life changing meaning for us today.
Ask any high performing athlete and they will tell you, before they can achieve greatness, they have to begin with the basics of stretching. What about the believer? All throughout the Bible there are examples of how God stretched his people to allow them to become something greater for God’s purpose. What do these examples teach us about our own lives, our own purpose and relationship with God? Are you ready to Stretch?
Generosity is not something you do, but something you are. When you give, you acknowledge God as the center of your life. Just think what it would look like if we led the way with extravagant generosity, not only as individuals, but as the church?