Once we have started building a relationship with Christ we have a tendency to hyper involve ourselves in disciplines and forget to release them into the world. In this message, we explore how to unleash the hope of Jesus both in generosity and justice, but also how to live in the tensions that both of them bring.
During this week’s message, we are diving into how we can become like Jesus. How do we do that? By spending time with Him. We go deeper on ways we can spend time with Jesus communally and contemplatively and what it means to make room for Jesus in the center of it all.
We face tragedies that affect all of society (like 9/11) and ones that simply impact us. What do we do when we face them? How do we turn to the Lord in those moments?
God’s vision church didn’t start with the church building, or even with Christian environments: it started with the world! In John 3:16 we learn that “For God so loved the WORLD…”. Many times we view the world as broken, but, in reality, they are lost and wounded.
When God places donkeys in our lives, do we pay attention? Or do we convince ourselves that our actions don’t really matter and so we can do whatever we want?
Unlike most things in life, family is the one thing we don’t get choose and it is certainly an institution God calls us to honor. But is “Family everything” as the old saying goes?
As we continue exploring the story of Balaam, a man who teetered between listening to the Lord and listening to the world around him, we consider how God uses people (and donkeys) like us.
Talking donkeys? Paid prophets? What’s going on here? Balaam and his donkey (Numbers 22) help us to think about facing temptations and living faithfully as we start a new series tonight. In the series, we’ll look at this man who teetered between listening to the Lord and listening to the world around him and see the ways we struggle with the same.
When the Gospel advances, it always advances past me and my preferences and past my “Old Time Religion.” The Holy Spirit isn’t done with His mission when He’s reached me; instead, He invites me to join in His mission.
Jesus calls us to have a gritty faith. Do we press forward in faithfulness when challenges come or do we instead cower out of fear? Do we trust in the mission of proclaiming the Gospel or do we add our own “Gospel additions”?