Grace under Pressure: Responding Faithfully to Stress
Christ's words at his crucifixion are an important and iconic point in the Bible where He shows grace and love, even while dying on the cross. But, in your life, it can be difficult to find grace in stressful situations. As sinful humans, we act ungraceful when stress, anxiety, and difficult times come around.
We could all use more Christlike grace.
Study Christ's words on the cross to see how you can have more Christlike grace in your life. Start by understanding what the four dimensions of grace are in the Bible: Common, Saving, Sanctifying, and Sustaining. Then, study seven different quotes from Christ on the cross to see what He teaches in these moments, and how you can apply them to your life.
Perfect for group or individual study, each chapter has a Q&A at the end, and the back of the book includes a leader guide.
What Others Are Saying
"Pastor Kennedy offers real, practical guidance for a 'new creation' response to life's many stress-inducing situations. . . There's guidance here for all who want to exhibit less 'me' and more Jesus in the words and deed of their daily Christian walk."
—Rev. Dr. Darrell Zimmerman, executive director of Grace Place Wellness Ministries, Lutheran Church Extension Fund
"Chris has captured the struggle every reader has with life's stresses, and he offers a Gospel-oriented assurance of Jesus' presence in the midst of that stress!"
—Rev. James Otte, MDiv, MEd, LPC, associate pastor, Messiah Lutheran Church, Texas District director of congregation and worker care
About the Author
Christopher M. Kennedy is a blogger, podcaster, and pastor, serving a large congregation in San Antonio, Texas. He is also the author of Equipped: The Armor of God for Everyday Struggles. He earned a bachelor's degree in communication, a master's of theology, and a doctorate in ministry. He and his wife are parents of four.