The greatest place to gain wisdom in our world today is still through God's Word, the Holy Bible. In the Bible, not only do you find our who God is, but you find out who you are. Knowing who you are and what your identity is informs the person you become and the habits into your life, let's start by understanding more of who God has made you to be.
You can't read any account of Jesus' ministry without realizing his commitment to His disciples. He commits to a community of people even when they deny and abandon Him. Your community can propel you to the place where God wants you to be or take you in an altogether different direction. Who have you committed to and who is committed to you?
The greatest followers of Jesus are in great relationship with God. The problem is that many don't know how to be or how to grow in relationship with God today. In a loud, confusing, distracting world, the answer is found in none other than Jesus Christ Himself. Through following Him, we are trained for godliness. (1 Timothy 4:7)
A dismembered body part can be excruciating, even deadly. To experience the kind of community we were meant for, we must move from rows to circles.
Your suffering and comfort are meant to be shared. That is, you were neither meant to suffer alone nor hoard your comfort. By moving from Rows to Circles, we can better accomplish the Lord's intent for His body.
What is the Church? Most people were raised to think of the Church as a place you go. We ask, "where do you go to Church?" We've become accustomed to sitting in rows and participating in programs - always while we're AT Church. Is this really what Jesus envisioned for His Church?
God has given his people the joyful task of actively remembering what He has done for and through us – a chance to celebrate, give thanks, and teach our children. We have been changed in the past year by God’s grace, in both challenging and joyful ways; remembering these whings will empower us to move into the future.
Joy to the World! The Lord is Come! The story of Jesus' Birth from Luke 2:1-11
God is at work in every stage of our lives and will bring all things to completion. Advent finds us waiting for the unknowable adventure of a life uninhibited by our earthly limitations. Like a young adult waiting to launch, we can rest in the safety of our current home, while looking forward to our beautiful future.
When you feel inconvenienced and displaced, God may have something unique in store for you. Don’t get discouraged when your expectations aren’t met. Keep going and see God’s plan for your life flourish. This Advent series is based on the book "The Christmas Option: The Hidden Options Found in the Christmas Story" by Jonathan Malm.