Not Thinning the Herd, Enlarging the Flock
Unjustly, the Son of Man suffered persecution from religious zealots and was put to death. Yet this death reconciles us with God. Enduring hell and the grave, Jesus rises to new life! We are saved by this life. This is what we believe—undeserved grace! Our hardships and suffering produce character and hope. This hope cannot disappoint us or shame us; rather, it keeps us mindful of God’s everlasting covenant with us through Jesus Christ our Lord.