Discovering God - Part 5: God for Us

The gospel tells the story of adoption. We have the invitation into the family, with all the rights and responsibilities that come with that. It is His sovereign choice, and since He has chosen us he will hold us during trials. In our trials he will fight for us, and we can be assured that if He is fighting on our behalf, and there is no enemy that can defeat Him, then there is no enemy that may defeat us. This should free us to live lives of hope and joyful confidence in God. We should be fearless and standing strong in the face of the storms of life.

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Discovering God - Part 4: Experiencing God's Love Personally

Jesus shows us that God is a personal being. And as a person has will, desire, passion. He gives love and grace, and is also the judge. He is good and gives good gifts in common grace. He is also sever, and has so much passion that he is jealous. He can be offended. He invites us into a relationship of deep passion and commitment. Lack of passion, devotion, exclusivity offends his nature.

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Discovering God - Part 3: Majesty and Wisdom

God is the all powerful and perfect sovereign of the universe. His manifold wisdom is beyond our searching out, and beyond our judgement. We can and should place our trust in Him, his character and competency. He has given us wisdom, commands, laws, and promises in His word. He is the best foundation upon which to build our lives.

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Discovering God - Part 2: The Only True God

There is only one God, and our thoughts of Him are too small. He is more complex than we know and is three in one. He said we should have no Gods beside Him or before Him. The God of the Bible is One, and three in one. The Father is the author, the Son is God incarnate and eternally begotten, and the Spirit is eternally proceeding.

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Discovering God - Part 1: "The Best Thing in Life"

Discovering God is the most meaningful pursuit in life. We were made by Him. We were made like Him. We were made to live in community with the God of the Universe. Since He is our creator, knowing Him more deeply, fully and personally is the best way to spend our lives. Knowing God will revive us, both individually and together.

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Easter - He Is Risen!

The good news of the Bible is that we are so lost and broken that we cannot find God or fix ourselves, so God has come to find and save us. To do that he became a man, Jesus of Nazareth, who lived an ordinary human life, distinguished only by the startling fact that he never did anything wrong. He kept all of God’s laws, both internally and externally, and having done so, he transferred all the credit for that obedience to those who love and trust him. This means there is no one os so good they don;lt need Him, and no one so bad they cannot have Him. He is Risen... just like He said.

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This Invitational Life - Part 5: With Burning Hearts

Palm Sunday - We are part of a movement of people, creating a counter-cultural community that exists for the common good. The Gospel is the inside out, upside, down, forward back story of how God is in the work of making all things new. It means His love is a burning coal energizing the way we reach out. It takes passion and perseverance.

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GRIT - Part 6: Grace & Grit

In our striving for grit, we must not forget that we don’t earn our own lives, we find passion and perseverance by falling under and yielding ourselves to then power of the worlds greatest hero, Christ. He is the one who is guiding and leading of our lives, and we belong to Him for His glory and purposes. 

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GRIT - Part 5: Verbal Discipline

Words have amazing powers to give life or to kill it. In our culture, a people who would take control of their tongue and keyboard would be light in the darkness and life to those around. It takes great strength to exercise verbal discipline. 

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