Do you ever get frustrated that the world seems to be on a downward spiral? It’s easy to feel helpless in the face of war, poverty, environmental damage, and inequality. But there is a way you can take back your peace and hope in the midst of it all, as the saying goes, be the change you wish to see in the world.
10/19 Be the Neighbor | Luke 10:25–37
Instead of just being called messengers, we’re also called to be neighbors. To be messengers means to take the gospel to everyone and urge them to believe it, but gospel neighboring is a mandate to meet the needs of all the people around you, whether they believe the message or not.
10/26 Be the Disciple | Matthew 13v44-46
GUEST SPEAKER ROD CARLSON
The call to discipleship is the call to give up everything you thought you wanted in order to gain everything you truly needed.
11/2 Be the Spouse | Matthew 19v1-12
The essence of marriage is love. But what is love? This weekend we’ll explore the relationship of feelings of love to acts of love and the relationship of romantic passion to covenantal commitment.
11/9 Be the Parent | Luke 15
Jesus Christ astoundingly revealed God, the King of the Universe, as Abba, Father. The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in love. Only when we receive His love will we be free to truly love and discipline our children as parents.
11/16 Be the Friend | John 15v9-17
There is nothing more life-giving than friendship, and there’s no more horrible pain than loneliness. All kinds of studies reveal that people who have fewer friends die more readily of disease and heart attacks. Why do we need friendship and how do we get that need met?
11/23 Be the Church | Matthew 5v13-16
The world around us is decaying. War, violence, disease and environmental disaster are all around us. But the hope of the Bible is that there is salt and light from outside that will stop the decay and we can be that salt and light.