Summary: Life in Jesus is Hard Work. But because Jesus has already done the hardest work, we get to live in life and freedom.

Gospel reading

Referenced Scripture: Today’s reading from Jeremiah.

Scripture: “I will show you a still more excellent way. ” — 1 Corinthians 12:31b

Scripture: “One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding him and saying, ‘Are you not the Messiah‽ Save yourself and us!’” — Luke 23:39

Scripture: “We love because he first loved us.” — 1 John 4:19

Life Application: Remember your baptism. Remember that while discipleship is hard, the hardest work has already been accomplished.