The Bible portrays itself as one story and in fact, as the one true story of the world. Not just your truth or my truth, but it is the truth for all of the world. And it all points to Jesus. It invites us to put aside our stories, and to live its story instead. It's our real story anyway.
The One True Story
God so loved, that he gave. This is the basic pattern of faith, life, generosity - of God - that we read in Scripture. Above all else, God is a generous God. We see this when we reflect on the fact that God gave his only Son to be born a human baby on that very first Christmas. Our calling, in light of Christmas, is to be a generous people as we follow after God's generosity. So let's learn to be generous together!
Deep in our bones, we know we're made for something more. We reach for it. We long for it. We struggle for it. We spend our lives looking for it. The problem is we tend to look for it in all the wrong places. This series will explore what we are made for, where we go to find it, why it goes so wrong, and where the right place to look truly is.
How should we pray? Good question. It's a question that, whether we know it or not, we all could use a good answer to. Thankfully, Jesus gives us an answer. It's called the Lord's Prayer, and it is an amazing guide for how we can pray. That's what we'll explore in this series!
When you get a good look at Jesus, it's hard to not want to follow him. In this series, we hope to do just that: give you a good look at Jesus through individual snapshots from his life. Maybe you'll see him in a way you never have. Maybe you'll see what you need to see in him to have faith. Maybe you'll see what in him what changes your life forever. Take a look.
It’s all too easy to be shallow with one another. Shallow is easy, shallow is quick, shallow is clean. It’s harder to get personal. Personal is difficult, personal is costly, personal is messy. But it is in the personal that lives get changed, hearts get reached, and people are drawn to Jesus. So let’s get personal because, “It’s Personal”.
Imagine a faith - a life - that when trouble comes, it not only survives but it thrives. You don't just 'get by', but you get by with hope, with courage, with peace, and with joy. That's the faith depicted in the letter to the Philippians, and in this series, we're exploring what you "Need to Know" to have that kind of faith.
Some days just count more than others. The day you got married. The day your child was born. The day you can’t forget. But there are some days that count even more than that. Thursday. Friday. Saturday. Easter Sunday. These are the days that counted even more. These are the Four Days That Changed the World.