We value Lineage because it's important to remember that as we follow Jesus, we take our place in a long line of folks who've done the same.
Jesus came to bring the life of God back into the world, outside the garden. The life of God is robust, and does not end and is given freely to his people in the world.
The peace of God comes with the presence of his reign. It goes with his people wherever they go.
The scriptures are a story of God's work in the world. It may be easier if they were a text book or a list of doctrines, but God is more interested in being known than understood.
Jesus expects that his followers will encounter persecution. Even more, he chose to incarnate among the persecuted. The good news is that the reward awaiting his own, will make any hardship worth it!
The peace that transcends understanding comes with the Reign of God. In Matthew chapter 10 Jesus sends out his followers as emissaries of that reign. We can be beneficiaries and emissaries of that reign experiencing peace in our households and villages.
In Psalm 24 we learn that "pure in heart" means we look only to the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob for everything. In Luke chapter15 Jesus shares a parable that demonstrates what purity of heart looks like.
In Matthew ch. 18 Jesus shares a parable that reveals the nature and importance of mercy
It's a beautiful thing to realize Jesus expects us to desire righteousness, not be righteous.
In the garden of gethsemane Jesus demonstrated meekness. It to courage to choose the cross in the name of meekness. In return Jesus is given the whole earth.
When we follow Jesus we will get hardship, but also hope strong enough to endure.
The resurrection of Jesus has turned us into living stones in the temple of God.
Jesus defines reality
You never need to worry about the significance of your work or the power of your love because you are the image bearers of God