We are taught from a young age that when you pray and ask God for something, sometimes he says yes. Sometimes he says no. Sometimes he says wait. But those three options don't leave us much in the way of information. How can we have peace without all the details?
Our lives are a mess. Our sin keeps us from God. If Jesus came so that we could have a pardon for our crimes, that would be enough. But God offers us so much more than that.
(Part six of our series, "Citizens: Life in the Kingdom of God")
God offers deliverance - deliverance from our sins, from a life of purposelessness, from despair. But are we sure we want it? Deliverance is always a threat to peace.
(Part five of our series, "Citizens: Life in the Kingdom of God")