They did it all because they knew that what gets illuminated, what we shine a light on, or cover in bright highlights that’s what will capture our attention, affection, and devotion. What is capturing your mind's attention? What is capturing your heart's affection? To what are your hands devoted?Read More
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Given our experiences, questions, insecurities, anxieties, and the overwhelming circumstances we find ourselves in… we don’t really know if we can name specific places God is moving anymore. We aren’t really sure we hear His voice. We know we can’t just stop. We have to keep chugging along. So maybe it’s time to put out heads down and figure things out for ourselves. I mean, how else are we supposed to respond?Read More
If you ask a Christian today what the Gospel is, they might tell you what you have to do in order to be saved. But it’s only relatively recently in church history that the good news has been reduced to just what you need to do to get saved. Yes, individual salvation is part of the good news, but it’s just a part. The larger story is that Jesus is the promised and true king, and his birth signals the beginning of a new age! We are invited to celebrate this new king, to be citizens of his kingdom, and to join with him in building his kingdom and spreading the good news.
Whatever you’re facing, whatever you fear, hear the message of the angels today; don’t be afraid. God has given us good news of great joy. A savior has been born to us, the Messiah, our Lord. May we receive him into our hearts and our lives this advent.Read More
There are lots of people who are called out to be disciples but they stay in the crowds. They like the story of Jesus, they like to see him and experience him and receive from him, but they don't really like to join in the mission or be changed. They want to be tourists, but they don't want to be travelers.Read More
The supporters of Herod were friendly with the Romans and politically connected. They took little interest in the Pharisees religious concerns, but managed to find a common enemy in Jesus. So what exactly did Jesus say or do to make both the religious establishment and political powers of his day riled up enough to plot his death?Read More
Fear is much different. Fear are those negative things that hang onto you and drive you. Fear are those pressing, gripping, controlling thoughts that shape the way you view the world and interact with other people.And these fears?I can be honest, here, right? Because this is church and that’s what you do. These fears? They so often control so much of what I do and who I am.
If we are longing for community and longing for connection, we have to let others in. We have to admit we have needs and can’t do life all on our own, we cannot face challenges all on our own. We cannot fix ourselves. God has given us each other for support when we are weak and to celebrate together when we feel strong. If we only engage superficially with God and those around us, we will be stuck in superficial relationships.Read More
Every time I say no to serving, I’m saying yes to spending my time elsewhere. So I need to be clear on my why for existence, Before I start saying yes to investing everywhere And so never truly investing anywhere.Read More