When we become Christians, we are adopted into God’s family. What difference would it make to your life to hear God say: ‘You are my child, and I love you. I am very pleased with you’? - 40 Stories of Hope Click To Tweet
For each of the six weeks of Lent, our Weekly Focus will highlight our Lent course, in partnership with Hope, based on the book 40 Stories of Hope. The book and course contain stories of how prisoners and ex-prisoners have found hope and how their lives changed when they got to know Jesus. During Lent we are all invited to get to know Jesus better by reading his life story, taking a journey with Jesus from the River Jordan, where he was baptised, to the city of Jerusalem, where he was crucified and buried, and where he rose from the dead.
When someone’s life is changed, they want others to discover God’s love too. Is there someone who needs you to introduce them to Jesus? - 40 Stories of Hope Click To Tweet
Dear God, thank you for making it possible for me to know
you as my Father. I am sorry for ignoring you sometimes.
Please help me to follow your Son Jesus. Amen.
‘Jesus’ mother and brothers came and stood outside. They sent someone in to get him. A crowd was sitting around Jesus. They told him, “Your mother and your brothers are outside. They are looking for you.”
“Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?” he asked.
Then Jesus looked at the people sitting in a circle around him. He said, “Here is my mother! Here are my brothers! Anyone who does what God wants is my brother or sister or mother.”’
As Christians we are adopted into God’s family. It’s a family that links us with millions of Jesus’ followers throughout history and around the world. The Revelation of St John the Divine, the last book in the Bible, assures us that one day, countless numbers of people from every tribe and nation will stand before God, worshipping him (Revelation 7:9).
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