From the series, "Beyond Your Current Mind" - Part 6. During a season where we’ve lost a lot of the big and flashy events and activities in our lives, we have an opportunity to accept Jesus’ invitation to look for God in small, quiet, and deeper places.
When we pray we interact with God. Some of us tend to do all of the talking, but true prayer also incorporates listening to the voice of God. We talk about that and get some help from a prayer from Henrie Nouwen in this episode.
When things seem bleak is when God goes to work! He is the God who turns things around. Today, we talk about how God takes struggle and brings redemption, as well as Elevation Worship’s song, "Graves Into Gardens."
From the series, "Beyond Your Current Mind" - Part 5. One of the essential aspects of following Jesus is to be able to see people for who they have been created to be. The rhythms of our lives ought to reflect the infinite value that God has created us with.
From the series, "Beyond Your Current Mind" - Part 4. Jesus invites us into a new kind of life: one of purpose, meaning, and joy. If we want to experience this new way of life, we have to deal with the old way of life.
From the series, "Beyond Your Current Mind" - Part 3. Without forgiveness, there is no Christianity. That reality has driven Christians to adopt a view of forgiveness that can seem extreme and unreasonable, but it is at the core of following Jesus. And it is the pathway to freedom.
From the series, "Beyond Your Current Mind" - Part 2. Can you think of moments that significantly shifted your life? Events that changed the world? We’re in the midst of one of those times now, and we have the chance to use these moments to grow as people and communities. For those who are looking, there are opportunities everywhere!
Have you ever wondered what we're going to do for eternity? Play harps and sit on clouds? Won't it get boring? I've wondered that, but the Christian understanding of the afterlife is so rich that it offers hope of infinite joy. Let's think about it.
What can you not wait to do when the restrictions loosen up? Many of us are waiting for that to happen and hope it'll be soon! Me too, but while we wait, don't miss the power of the only moment that we actually have - now.
From the series, "Beyond Your Current Mind" - Part 1. The message of Jesus is like an alarm clock going off and waking us up to see life in a completely different way. Are we ready to let God change how we think about and approach everything?
How can we find the confidence to live lives of deep faith when there is so much pain and uncertainty in the world? It comes down to what we believe and how we live it out. This meditation points us to the challenge and comfort of deep trust.
This Easter is different than any other in our lifetime, and this Easter will be the same as every other Easter. Some of our expectations in life have dramatically shifted, but the One we expect to find resurrected on Easter Sunday remains the same!
When Jesus gave his disciples a ritual to remember him by, he used ordinary things to symbolize extraordinary truth. He taught them to see the presence of God that had been brought down to earth, and set right in front of them.
Our culture isn't great at dealing with our pain. We would often rather avoid it than process it. During a time where so many of us are feeling complex negative emotions, it's so important to give ourselves permission to grieve.
Many of us are spending a lot of time at home with people that we love, which is wonderful, and challenging. These 6 words can help to restore some peace and joy when things might start to get a little tense.
Laid off? Working from home? It doesn’t take long for the novelty of being home all the time to wear off. The good news? We have incredible opportunities to bring goodness, beauty, and love to the world around us!
This is the #1 question that people have right now. We want life to go back to normal. As we wait for that, how can we deal with these difficult times and the emotions that we feel as a result? Today we look at two important aspects for us to accept and adopt at a time like this.
Whatever you’re doing this week, I can pretty much guarantee it isn’t what you thought you were going to be doing, or at least not how you thought you were going to be doing it. There’s something so unsettling about losing control of our everyday lives and rhythms that many of us have. Things aren’t going as planned, so it’s time for a new plan.
As we continue to hear and respond to the COVID-19 virus and the impact it's having around the world, we have great reason to have hope. With that hope we also have an amazing opportunity to make a positive impact on our community. Watch with us and discover how we can move forward in this unpredictable time.