Jesus claimed he came to help humans live life to the full. A lot of us fill our lives with a lot of things, but don’t necessarily feel like we’re living a full life. What does that even mean? What would that even look like? The Apostle Paul believed knowing how to live stems from knowing who you are. He believed discovering your true self doesn’t happen instantaneously, but incrementally, as you move from one way of living to another, as you follow Jesus from there to here.
God speaks through...obstacles? Ironically, one of the more effective ways that God speaks is through challenges and circumstances. But, how do we know what's a 'Yes' and what's a 'No'?
Learning to hear God's Voice involves being shaped by God's Word. The more we know The Scriptures, the more our ability to hear and interpret God's Voice increases. But, for many of us, we try to hear and understand what God might be saying through our own listening ability and devices, which leads us into confusing and frustrating seasons of life. However, when we discover how to listen, then hearing God's Voice becomes loud and clear for our lives.
Learning how to hear God's Voice can involve listening to the lives of those around us. But, which lives should we pay attention to? In this week's message, we looked at the story of Ruth and discovered that a life worth listening to tells a story of faith, focus, and favor.
Ever feel like you just can’t get through to God? Like you’re asking, seeking, knocking; but not hearing a whole lot back? Ever wondered if you’re doing it right, or if the connection’s bad, or if there’s even anyone on the other end? What does the Bible mean when it says things like “the voice of God”? Is that a thing? Does God talk to people? How? If you’ve ever wondered any of these things, buckle up, because we’re going there.
In life, we have unavoidable mountains to climb and overcome. But, there are also unnecessary mountains we often find ourselves having to climb and overcome. We make a certain financial purchase that creates an unnecessary burden. Or, our relational decisions leave us in an all-too-familiar place. What if we could avoid these unnecessary mountains altogether? The path will require us to walk wisely. Tune in to to discover how we can do just that.
What do you do when there's nothing you can do? The relationship isn't going as planned. You're financial dreams keep slipping out of reach. The doctor's report is seriously going to impact your life. There are seasons and circumstances in life that feel like there is no way forward and no way out. So, what do you do when there's nothing you can do? The good news is...the stories and characters from scripture were not absent of adversity in their lives. This week we will discover some helpful ways to deal with these difficult seasons.
Ever get in your own way before? You know the drill; you're doing good, working on your fitness, when someone brings chocolate chip cookies into the workplace. Checkmate. But, where does our self-sabotage come from? Tune into discover stories from scripture and how to overcome disempowering beliefs. It'll help you to...get out of your own way.
Ever feel like you’re stuck, in a holding pattern, like you just can’t move on or move forward?
The obstacle between you & your dreams seems absolutely insurmountable. You feel option-less, powerless, paralyzed. It could be a person, a prejudice, a past hurt, or a present handicap; but overcoming it feels as impossible as moving a mountain with your mind. But what if your story isn’t doomed? Scripture tells us the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is available to us, today. What does that even mean? And how might understanding it unlock a better tomorrow?
The Resurrection should be obvious, right? And, easy to believe? Well, not always...and not to everyone, which can be challenging. Anytime we realize something is more difficult than imagined, it can be discouraging. The good news is...the first followers of Jesus didn't believe, at first. So, don't be discouraged if you're challenged by The Resurrection. Rather, discover it for yourself. It could be a new day dawning in your life, too.
There are some moments that are just more significant than others. But, we often don't recognize what's happening until it's passed. The same is true when it comes to our faith. When God is doing some important stuff in our lives, we often miss these moments. In Jesus' story, the disciples were no different. God was doing huge things but many were slow to realize it. Check out this week's podcast for some great insights to help us grab our moment...
Ever notice how some small efforts can have significant effects on our lives? Like the time someone remembered your birthday, or invited you to lunch, or just took the time to call? When someone makes an effort on our behalf, it really means a lot. But, what about when it comes to faith? Or, someone else's faith? Can just a little bit of effort really make a difference? It did in one of Jesus' stories...
Part of God’s grand scheme to save the world was…dinner parties? Jesus spent a lot of time eating with the wrong kinds of people—misfits, rejects, outcasts, liars, thieves & prostitutes. Interestingly enough, these meals were less about preaching to them and more about being present with them. Of all the ways a Savior could spend His limited life, why dinner parties? And how should the way He invested His time influence the way we invest ours?
"Greed is an issue in my life." - Said No One Ever. But, is it? The way Jesus taught about it suggests we should probably take a closer look before we're consumed by it. In this week's podcast, find out what greed is and how we can navigate it.
Greed & generosity, consumerism & contentment, debt & desire. There’s a mysterious link between love & money. They’re inescapably intertwined. Each impact, affect, and direct the other.
How you view and what you do with what you have is somehow hitched to the health of your soul. Why is that? And how might addressing either potentially improve them both?
Words have the power to inspire us to no end. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. moved us to dream of a new America. William Wallace in Braveheart filled us with courage to fight! And, (on a lighter note) who could forget Dwight Schrute's speech at the regional salesmen of the year conference? Although the words of others inspire us, what about the words we say to ourselves? Uplifting? Or, something else? Tune in as we discover some tools to pep talk ourselves.
What do we say to...God? What should we say? Does it matter? Interestingly, there is a right way and wrong way to approach God. So, which way is it? Tune in to discover how Jesus teaches us to approach God.
Words are weighty. In many ways, they form who we are and how we think about, relate to, and experience the world. They have the potential to motivate, educate, depress, and destroy. Which is why it’s important to talk about the way we talk about everything. So, how do you keep what you say from getting in the way of the life you’re ultimately after?
Ever see a video or read an article that was helpful? Like, a helpful workout video or an article on raising kids? But, then you scroll down and read the comments and realize not everyone "liked" what you thought was helpful. It seems like whenever you or someone attempts to pursue something positive, there's always opposition. So, what can we learn from it? And, how do we overcome it? Tune in to discover some great insight from Nehemiah 4...
Ever scroll down and read the comments on a video or an article? Most of it is usually positive. But, there's always someone "disliking"
When was a time you knew exactly what you wanted? That bicycle? That career? Her/Him? The new iPhone? Remember how life-giving that was? Unfortunately, these types of pursuits become outliers as we grow older. But, what if there was a process for discovering the things we really want to pursue? Get ready to explore + discover a season of life-giving pursuits, again...