This week, we are talking about how we grow in our daily walk with Christ, and how everything we do - from our creative endeavors, to our professions, to our view of the world - is governed and guided by following Jesus. Take some time today to think about how your daily acts, words, work and thoughts are governed (or not) by God’s astounding love and guidance.
“That’ s My Boy!” How God Loves Us (Lent Series Week 2)
Don’t forget what God thinks of you and the reason he sent Jesus to us - the season we celebrate in Lent. He came because you are his. He came because he loves you. He came because you are his kid, his prize, his masterpiece, his greatest joy, and he will not stand for your separation from him. Out of his love he has made a way. Out of his love he has endured the cross. Out of his pride, joy, passion, and love he calls you his own.
Life on Easter Sunday; He is Risen! (Lent Series Week 8)
When Jesus walked out of the tomb, he did it of his own accord. He did it because he is God and he alone could conquer death forever. In that one act of holy power, he reversed the curse of our unholy rebellion. Jesus lived the sinless life none of us will, he willingly died the death all of us deserve, and he powerfully rose again so all of us can. He is Risen! Celebrate this Easter!
Hosanna and Reflection on Ash Wednesday (Lent Series Week 1)
“Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” Reading this today, on Ash Wednesday, seems a bit ironic at first. On Ash Wednesday, much of Christendom is focused on confession, repentance and sorrow over sin. However, in this reflection for the beginning of Lent, Chris shares with us the powerful intersection of joy and humility, reflection and hosanna.
“Do This In Remembrance of Me” The Importance of Symbols (Lent Series Week 4)
Jesus knows the power of symbols. The cross and communion would become the lasting symbol of the saving work Jesus accomplished. These are powerful symbols, and ones that we should embrace in this season of Lent. How do you use symbols to remember Christ?
Delayed Understanding from Jesus (Lent Series Week 3)
Have you ever received a message from Jesus – through Scripture, prayer, a sermon, or another believer - that you did not understand until later? I have. In uncertain moments, most of us would gladly trade God’s mysterious words for something easier, simpler, or clearer. But in hindsight, we often gain understanding and see purpose in God’s message.