As a Christian I must fight for justice. I must love as Christ loved, without expectation and regardless of reciprocation..regardless of my victories, disappointments and even hurt; that I would remember that it's not with my might or power but with the spirit that I will be able to continue to advocate no matter the cost.
If there is time, there is grace, hope and mercy. May we be like John and speak as a voice in the wilderness.
Our challenge as believers is to become anchored in Jesus as the unwavering stone that will keep us firm in our rapid changing culture.
As we walk with each other on this journey and take that sometimes scary step of sharing our faith with those around us, there is a season for patience, but as relationship and trust develops, there is space for the right kind of urgency
When Jesus asks us to let go of everything and follow Him, that's scary. As believers it’s our responsibility to care for our non believing friends who share the fear that they will lose everything in following Him.
When we consider the people that God has allowed to be in our lives, our schools, jobs, families, etc, do we judge them just like the Pharisees did or do we embrace them in whatever journey they are in their lives? Are we clear demonstrations of Jesus?
We are called to slow down, to pray, to listen, connect, affirm, and ultimately welcome our neighbors.
The word “evangelism” is not necessarily a word we use in everyday conversation, even among Christian circles. Why? Because it lies at the intersection of all the things we try to avoid the most: lack of control, waiting, and uncertainty.
Jesus died on our behalf, because God knows our every wrongdoing, and there had to be a punishment for the sin. And although we often submit again and again to a yoke of slavery (see Galatians 5), acting from our flesh and not in newness of the Spirit, God will not condemn us in the end.
Jesus’ sacrifice is what gives me the freedom to live my life as he would, without having to prove myself to either the Christian or the non Christian. The certainty and the authority to live out that life unapologetically has only been granted to me by the Holy Spirit.
The First Love series takes a look at how different individuals in the community keep Christ the first loves in their lives. Meet Paul and Laura Wynn, a couple who has been married for 31 years (they were married when they were 5) who have 3 kids ages 28, 24, and 23.
The First Love series takes a look at how different individuals in the community keep Christ the first loves in their lives. Here is a the story of Bryan and Sasha, a couple that is engaged to be married.
The First Love series takes a look at how different individuals in the community keep Christ the first loves in their lives. Meet Jairo Martinez and Adalis Martinez, a couple who has been dating for a few years.