Real Conversations In Truth And Love

A Conversation About Unbelief

May 2, 2021 • Ross Sawyers

We sometimes think we cannot bring our questions of unbelief to God, yet we see again and again that we can and that is actually the way forward in a great relationship with God. List of Books: Messy Grace - Caleb Kaltenbach Out of a far Country - Christopher Yuan The secret Thoughts of an unlikely convert ) - Rosaria Butterfield A Transgender‘s Faith - Walt Heyer The Third Option - Miles McPherson Under our skin - Ben Watson Live not by lies - Rod Dreher A practical guide to culture - John Stonestreet Evidence that demands a verdict - Josh McDowell

Betrayed: How To Restore The Relationship

April 25, 2021 • Ross Sawyers

Once there has been betrayal, is it possible to restore the relationship? Jim Newheiser, Professor of Counseling Characteristics of worldly sorrow: -Self-focused; self-protective. -Doesn’t primarily hate the sin; hates the consequences of sin. -Blame-shifting. -Resents accountability. -Impatient – demanding to be trusted and restored immediately. -Focuses on the sins of others. -Criticizes the disciplinary process. -Unchanged (hard) heart. -No fruit. Characteristics of godly sorrow: -Focused on God and other person; well-being of others is first priority -Hates the sin itself; accepts the consequences of the sin. -Fully accepts responsibility. -Seeks accountability. -Patient. -Focuses upon their own sin. -Submits to the disciplinary process. -Changed heart. -Fruit.

Helping People Put The Pieces Together

April 18, 2021 • Ross Sawyers

Sometimes it is hard to put the pieces together in understanding the Christian message, but there are some ways to help people put those pieces together.

What Is A Worldview?

April 11, 2021 • Brandon Smeltzer

The Beautiful Surprise

April 4, 2021 • Ross Sawyers

It is astounding the way Jesus personally encounters and profoundly changes us when we never saw it coming.

Timely Silence, Timely Words

March 28, 2021 • Ross Sawyers

Our words are often ill-timed and too many, but Jesus shows us a path to well-rooted words in the right moments.

Trapped.... How Do I Respond?

March 21, 2021 • Ross Sawyers

People often try to trap Christians using people for their own gain or Scripture for their own agendas, but Jesus compassionately and gracefully shows us how to respond to these entrapments.

That's A Good Question

March 14, 2021 • Jermaine Arphul

Who is Jesus To You?

Giving Hope To The Grieving

February 28, 2021 • Jordan Hill

Jesus is the resurrection and the life. There will be a day the final enemy, death, will be defeated and there will be no more pain, and no more grief.

The 'One Thing' I Can't Let Go Of

February 21, 2021 • Ross Sawyers

For most all of us there is that one thing that often is more important to us than Christ Himself, yet the most joy comes in giving up that one thing for the thing that matters most.

Dealing with External, Superficial, Self-righteous, Hypocritical Religious People

February 14, 2021 • Ross Sawyers

Jesus shows us the way on how to have a conversation with Hypocritical and self-righteous people. Reflection Question: -What is God asking you to consider today in light of your own faith being externally or internally driven?

A Powerful Calm For The Troubled Mind

February 7, 2021 • Ross Sawyers

While there are varying degrees of severity of troubled minds, there is hope for a powerful calm.

On Whose Authority

January 31, 2021 • Eric Estes

In this conversation between Jesus and a Centurion, two people with authority, Jesus Marvels at the centurion’s faith. Why? What is so special about his faith? We see that real faith is transferring our trust from our own authority to Jesus’ and can also learn how we can have deeper, real conversations that matter.

A Conversation With The Father

January 24, 2021 • Ross Sawyers

Satan is doing everything he can to disrupt and fracture the unity of Christians, but Christ shows the way to genuine Christian unity!

A Conversation With The Devil (Part 1)

January 10, 2021 • Ross Sawyers

Satan brings all his deceptive tactics to bear and destroy us, yet Jesus shows us the way to victoriously overcome him.