As we celebrate the Resurrection, we see the courage of a man who chose to be fully committed to Jesus Christ, before the Resurrection. At the darkest moment, Joseph of Arimathea chose to risk everything to stand with Jesus.
The church is built by Jesus and on Jesus. As a Christian you are to be vitally connected and committed to the local church.
Jesus asks the ultimate question. This is the question that everyone must answer and answer correctly to spend eternity in heaven.
The more we study Jesus, the more we love Him. He cares for both our physical needs and more importantly, our spiritual needs.
The number one obstacle to one's spiritual growth is yourself. That is putting yourself first and living a self-centered life short-circuits your spiritual growth faster than anything. Listen to what Jesus says about that.
Jesus calls his followers to a "white hot" love for Him, that includes a willingness to forfeit any relationship, if it compromises one's commitment to Jesus and the truth of the Bible.
Do you eagerly accept a difficult assignment? Jesus tells his followers in all generations, that their assignment includes rejection and hostility. It is a difficult assignment, and one that is the most important!
Jesus prepares the apostles for hands on ministry, which includes principles for us to live by today. We too, are challenged to serve the Lord and others with our one and only life.
Jesus recuits ordinary men to accomplish an extraordinary mission.