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.
An exploration into our love of the Father, and how our idols keep us from Him.
We are always striving for love, enjoying love, but in some ways, always falling short of complete love. How is love made complete? John, Jesus' best friend, teaches us how to help love grow and become more and more complete.
To be childlike is to be humble. But what does humility mean? Too often it is associated with feeling bad, self-deprecation and lots of other negative images. Even though we admire people who are honest with their failures, we don't want to be that person. But what does John, after experiencing Jesus, define humility as? Humility is the basis of living a confident life.
John shows us, as a 90 year old leader of leaders, that part of living a fearLESS Life is found in learning to have the heart orientation of a child. To examine what this means we go back to an experience that profoundly impacted John and all of the disciples over a half century earlier with Jesus. In it we discover joy, love and the freedom to live life with great expectation.
A fearLESS Life is motivated by something. Movies, history, our own ideas have various ideas about what that motivation is and what it looks like to be fearLESS. In today's message we look at Jesus' closest friend, John, and discover how Jesus led him from fear to fearLESS living and most important, what can truly motivate fearLESS living.
|Darkness and light is a metaphor we can all relate to because there are so many times we feel like we are in darkness: Facing an area we repeatedly live below what we know to be best, decisions we face, difficult relationships we wish would be better. Advent shows us how Jesus wants to be light in some really profound and practical ways in all of our lives.|