Growing in Grace toward our communities, our churches and our world (Take Five)
Growing in grace can look like serving the poor, serving our church or simply being available to love others in our daily lives. This week’s Take Five challenges us: how is God’s extravagant grace lived out in our lives? How can you share his grace with others and share his message of hope with a hurting world who desperately needs him?
On Our Knees, Seeking God in the Quiet (Take Five)
Our world is loud and chaotic, and it can often be hard for us to find quiet time to collect our thoughts, let alone pursue God. Today’s Take Five is an encouragement in our busy world to stop, slow down, turn off the cell phone and get on our knees. Today, let’s take a few moments of quiet to seek God and rely on him alone.
What’s Your Identity?
We tend to ignore the question of identity, because it can feel uncomfortable or overwhelming, but I think that's a mistake. I think our identity through Jesus Christ is a great gift and in fact, the Bible tells us we should become what we already are in Christ.
The Sanctuary of God: Where the World Makes Sense (Psalm 73)
In Psalm 73 we get a glimpse into a personal struggle with the injustice and unfairness in the world. Asaph, the author of Psalm 73, writes a poetic confession of his attempt to understand his world, and in doing so, reveals to us God’s perspective on the mystery. In Asaph’s experience, it’s in the sanctuary of God that the world makes sense.
How to Make a Difference: Tangible Expressions of Faith, and Ways to “Be Secretly Incredible” (Take Five)
There are a lot of ways to make a difference in the world today. This week’s Take Five explores some great ideas - from Bob Goff’s philosophy of “being secretly incredible” to hiring a local teenager to befriending a prison inmate, we can all share the love of Jesus with those around us. Today, let’s express our faith and our great God to a needy world.