A strong relationship with God solves everything! The most important target to hit as a disciple of Jesus is BEING in a relationship with Him. We know what it’s like to have the desire to grow in our relationship with God and yet feel stagnant.The Being Challenge leads readers to a stronger relationship with God through simple challenges that focus on the 5 keystone habits of Jesus: community, scripture, prayer, solitude, and church.
Asking for a friend... That can be a loaded phrase; it often means that a question is embarrassing by pretending to be asking on behalf of another person. It is like we feel dumb for not knowing, much less asking the question. But NO ONE should feel dumb! We all have questions. There are hard truths that are difficult to understand about our faith. That is exactly why we are embarking on a sermon series to explore these questions. Our faith is meant to be informed. we are to strengthen it and feed it! Life is hard! And there are plenty of circumstances in this world and in our life that pull us away from God. I invite you these next few weeks to take a hard look at what you believe and why you believe it. Are there parts of the faith that you struggle with? Have you ever shared that? It is so enriching and rewarding to “struggle” with our faith, because that is one way that it gets stronger.
We live in a world where we have “first world problems,” in other words, most of our needs are met but our wants can remain unfulfilled. Let’s take a look at what God has to say about what we need and how our priorities this Christmas can help shape a stronger walk with Him!
Have you ever felt like you wanted something different? A new job? A new house? A new social circle? At times, it’s natural to feel this way. At the same time, God wants us to appreciate where we are and what we have right now. This month let’s dig in and learn what it takes to Love Where You Live.
What would the world look like if we all shared Christ? God works specifically through us, His children, to grow His Kingdom. We can take comfort in the truth that God created us in His image and has sent us out with purpose.