We filter so much through our religious lens, taking so much pressure on us to live a good life. Through one of Jesus' most famous stories, Jesus throws us a curve ball that can completely change how we see reality and bring such goodness to life.
Peace and prosperity sound really great! What does that look like to seek that for not just us, but our city?
Shifts happen in life, some good, some bad. Shifts happen in our faith as well. How can we be sure we are following Jesus and confident in both His presence with us in this life and for eternity?
Too many people think of the Old and New Testaments as very different. Today we see how everything in the Old Testament points to and converges on Jesus, the full and final sacrifice.
Trusting in God's sovereign plan for us will lead us into his blessing.
We often think of altars as places of tearful repentance or big decisions. Sure, they can be, but altars are also places of monumental celebration. God wants us to celebrate well and has a profound purpose in us learning to celebrate well!
God isn't always doing what we think He is doing. Oftentimes, through our failures or the failures of those close to us, God is provoking us to a freedom and a love that is almost unspeakably great. Join us as we examine the Altar of Culture and Love.
A dream of a promising future can be exhilerating...or full of pressure, even disillusionment when a dream is slow in coming or looks different than we hoped. God wants to free us from that pressure and God loves to fulfill dreams! He often does that by bringing us to altars where we encounter God and make choices that determine the course of our lives.
Ever feel like you want a do-over or a new beginning? God loves to bring us to those places of new beginnings. But in those new beginning moments, we generally need to go through an altar experience where we learn how to respond to God and walk into all the good He is bringing our way.
We close the series looking at the focal point of what empowers us to live well and the amazing change in attitude and motivation that results. In it, we see John mirroring Jesus' last words to he and the other disciples nearly 60 years earlier. Words that have defined John's way of living and life and now John wants those words to define every Christian's life.