My theory is those who believe like Jesus can do the kinds of things Jesus did. Last week we looked at Jesus’ belief in divine partnership. This week, we explore a second of his beliefs: that his prayers had power.
As the United States struggles to get a handle on the deadly pandemic that has left so many families missing loved ones and tries to move forward after the vicious and deadly attack on our capital by white supremacists and conspiracy theorists, we can be left feeling powerless.
As Jesus journeyed to the cross and beyond, he had to be sure of one thing. Everything—his life, his ministry, his sacrifices—rested on this one thing. Jesus had to be sure that his twelve disciples were ready to step up their spiritual game.
There’s good news and bad news when it comes to church renewal. First, the good news. It’s going to be simpler to address than you thought. Next, the bad news. You won’t find the answers, or even the source of the decline, in any of the most obvious places.