It is easy to get discouraged when we look at the news. Where is hope found? We find it by looking to Jesus Christ. As we near the end of our sermon series in the parables of Jesus, we are talking about the parable of the fig tree.  This reminds us that Jesus is our Coming King! Are you ready?


God is relentlessly pursuing you. Isn't that amazing? He doesn't get bored of you or with putting up with you; He cherishes you. This week's parable shows us how patient and how purposeful God is in His pursuit of you. This ultimately was revealed to us in Jesus Christ.

We have been given a mission; a mission from Jesus Christ Himself. What are you going to do with what you have been given?

We talk a lot about confidence in life because it is important to be confident in what we do. In our life of faith we also talk about confidence -- or trust -- in Christ alone. Many times we will place our confidence in the things Christ does for us and not entirely in Christ Himself.  This week's parable is one of misplaced trust which leaves us asking the question:  How do I know my confidence is in the right place?