Soul Keeping - What is a Soul?

“What matters most, what marks your existence, the really deep reason why human life matters so much, is because of this tiny, fragile, vulnerable, precious thing about you called your soul. You are not just a self; you are a soul You are a soul made by God, made for God, and made to need God, made to run on God. Which means that you are not made to be self-sufficient”

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Zach HummerComment
Flourish - A Flourishing Life Bears Fruit

What is a generous life? It has to be more noble than a life lived for the sake of me. The bold prayer, “Here am I Lord send me.” can be the beginning of a movement. It can cause us to rise, in our place and in our time to give ourselves away for the sake of the gospel in our city and for the sake of the people who live here. Our lives can be part of bringing more love, and joy, and peace. Anything’s possible. 

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Zach HummerComment
Flourish - Humility = Strong and Weak

Finding significance and purpose comes when we discover the character trait of humility. Recognizing that we are made strong. We have been created with purpose and strength to contribute to human flourishing in the city we live. And at the same time we recognize that we are weak. We walk in vulnerability, allowing people to influence and affect us. Building a counter-cultural community that contributes to the common good brings our christian community and our work together. Nobody’s Perfect. 

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Zach HummerComment
Flourish - Finding Nourishment

Humans were designed to have to eat. God provided daily “life” through a tree. When sin broke our relationship to God. we were cut off from our source of “life.” We had to find life in something and we chose to find life in idols. Jesus gives us the kind of food we deeply need, but we have to stop feeding off idols to receive it. Common idols we have in our culture are Power, Approval, Comfort, and Control. 

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Seth McCoyComment