Jesus died on the cross to take away our sin, give us new life, and become our king. We do everything by the power of the cross.
Jesus lives in perfect fellowship with the Father and Holy Spirit. Like the Trinity, we do everything in the context of community.
Jesus’ mission is to build a growing kingdom of grace and love on earth. We do everything in light of his redemptive mission.
Christianity teaches that, contra fatalism, suffering is overwhelming; contra Buddhism, suffering is real; contra karma, suffering is often unfair; but contra secularism, suffering is meaningful. There is a purpose to it, and if faced rightly, it can drive us like a nail deep into the love of God and into more stability and spiritual power than you can imagine.
God doesn’t oppose glory- seeking; he commends it. And what’s more astounding, he rewards it with eternal life. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼But there’s a condition. We must seek a certain type of glory. We’re to hunger, crave, earnestly desire—to be ambitious for—the glory that comes from God.