Everyone plays a crucial role in the body of Christ. We each have our own unique gifts that have been a part of us since we were born. How can we use those gifts to see Heaven come to earth?
The Church is the restorative life of Christ to the World.
God is our provider and blesses us as we give.
Your calling has nothing to do with your vocation or your destination. It has to do with your person and your identity.
Baptism is an external celebration of what God has done internally. Through baptism we can declare and celebrate publicly the change that salvation has brought to our lives.
When questioning things in your life, where do you go for guidance first? Friends, family, social media, God? God is so good, that even if you wait until the last minute to ask Him, He will have an answer for you!
Worship is declaring God's worth and encountering him personally. Through worship we exalt God and encounter Him. What has God done in your life through worship?
Prayer is communication back and forth with the God who loves us. It is both speaking and listening. Prayer moves God's heart! How have you seen prayer affect your life?
The Word of God is more than a book, it is alive and active. The Word has power and the Word restores!
In the second message in the Rooted series we discover God's fatherly love.
First message in the Rooted series
When Jesus encountered people he empowered them with the Holy Spirit. Do you have questions or confusion of the Holy Spirit? How have you seen the Holy Spirit work in your life?
When Jesus encountered the poor he had compassion and took action. How should we react when when we see someone in need? How do you balance works and grace in faith?
When Jesus encountered lost people, He saved them. Have you ever led someone to respond to jesus? How do we bring up spiritual conversations in our relationships?
When Jesus encountered women, he elevated them to equality and empowered them. Where have you seen inequality between men and women in your life? How can we live more equally serving and loving each other?
When Jesus encountered the sick and hurting, he prayed and healed them. Healing isn't just physical. It's emotional, spiritual, and mental as well. How can you take a step of faith to pray for someone for healing? What needs do you see around you?
When Jesus encountered children he embraced and blessed them. How can we serve children in our city? How can we be more child-like in our faith?
Two disciples of Jesus, Judas and Peter, both took different paths when met with difficult situations. Where do you turn when things are hard or when you fail? Our failures don't dictate our future in Christ! The state of our hearts and connection to Jesus are key to living the best life God has for us, even when fail or fall.
How do you respond to Jesus when you fail? Do you turn to Jesus knowing He is good and loves you? Or do you tend to run away?
This week we celebrate the Risen Savior. There were two thieves on either side of Jesus on the cross. One mocked and the other asked to be saved. Jesus assures the thief that he will be with Jesus in Paradise.
Jesus saves today! He doesn't just save us in the future for eternity, but actively is saving you and I each day. What areas of your life need saving? What areas do you need Jesus' victory over death to help you thrive in this life?
Do you know what you value in your relationships? Knowing what you value can help you create healthy relationships with friends, family, and God! As you listen to this message, take some time to pray and think about what it is you currently value or want to value in your different relationships.