Jesus wasn't a casual timid person who shied away from declaring truth. He gave tremendous grace and truth from the position of love in all He did and said. His love is not only measured through His forgiveness, but also through His discipline in showing us how to live as He lived. When He is tough on the disciples, they do not consider it offensive because they were following from a position of love for God. The Pharisees took what Jesus said as offensive, because their hearts were far from God. When we follow Jesus out of love, His truth grows us more into His likeness.
March 3, 2019 • Mark Ivey
Genuine Worship & Offense
Part 7 • March 31, 2019 • Mark Ivey
Worship is much more than a song (that is an expression of worship). It is a way of life to live and love others the best of our ability at all times. Living free of offense and choosing to quickly forgive and pursue connection with those we'd rather ignore, is one way we develop genuine worship within our hearts.
The Holy Spirit
Part 5 • March 17, 2019 • Mark Ivey
The Holy Spirit is simply a part of God's presence that lives within a believer. Holy Spirit helps us walk through life, love well, and grow maturely as we draw nearer to God's heart, and positively impact the world around us Heaven is established on earth.