Whether you are a Student, in a full-time job, or even unemployed, we know that work is important and necessary. But so often our identity is wrongly tied to the work that we do. God gave the Israelites a simple instruction to stop working and take a break; a Sabbath. How is God inviting you to step away from the pressure of work, sit in His presence and truly take a break “just because”?
We live in a world of comforts and distractions. If we are board, we can get lost on Facebook. If we’re hungry, we can buy a snack. If we’re tired, we grab a coffee. While all of these luxuries can be great gifts, they can also leave little space for God to meet us.
Confession is not a popular word in our day. We carry a lot of fears around being exposed or losing control of how others see us. As a result we are weighed down by a sense of our own guilt and we feel stuck. But what if confession is actually the doorway to the life we’re after instead of a barrier?
Exploring the importance of solitude, time with just God, in a transformative relationship with Jesus.
One of the great hopes of the gospel story is that we are undergoing a personal transformation. We are leaving behind destructive habits, patterns and thoughts and putting on the nature of Jesus. But that’s easier said than done. If you’ve ever felt frustrated, impatient or hopeless about that process than this series is for you.
Money – It can meet our needs and give us joy but it can also cause problems when we give it a higher priority than God. We see this in the life of the Rich Young Man (Mark 10:17-27) who got stuck. Jesus asked this man to follow him but he couldn’t because his money meant everything to him. How about you? Are you stuck?
When it comes to money, most of us feel strapped. We live with a constant, nagging fear that we don’t have enough. Our culture says the answer is to get more… save more… make more. But Jesus offers a very different solution.
The validity of Jesus’ teachings and promises all rest on the answer to a single question: Is Jesus really greater than death? This simple question changes absolutely everything.
Many of us experience anxiety on a daily basis. We worry about who we should date, what job to take, if we should move, when to marry, etc. Jesus encourages us exchange our fears of the future for a life lived here in the present.
Do you ever wonder what the point of religion is? Do you ever wonder why Jesus is so important? Do you ever wonder why there was so much conflict between Jesus and religious leaders?