Why It Matters
leaning in to the things that matter...
Why Prayer Matters
September 10, 2017 • Pastor Jack Schull
Tonight we want to talk about WHY Prayer Matters?! What's the intent of prayer and how can making it a pattern in your life actually refuel your soul? Prayer is one of the most common phenomena of human life. Prayer was vitally important to Jesus – he modeled it well and often, because for Jesus it wasn’t just a PRIORITY, it was a NECESSITY. Truth: Prayer is a learned behavior and nobody is born an expert at it and prayer is a habit that matters.
Why Sabbath Matters
September 3, 2017 • Pastor Jack Schull
The practice of Sabbath is remembering that we are not what we produce. We are valued because of WHOSE we are, not what we do. We are a human BEING, not a human DOING.The rhythm of SABBATH matters to our physical, mental, emotional well-being and ultimately to our spiritual growth and maturity.
Why Worship Matters
August 20, 2017 • Pastor Jack Schull & Panel
As we dive into looking at why worship matters - we wanted to expand our scope and our voice tonight. So we've got a panel of Elements partners who help us examine the role, benefits and our understanding of worship and why it should be a rhythm in our life. Here's a quick definition: "Worship is our response to the revelation of who God is." And it's way more than a song.
Why Discipleship Matters
August 13, 2017 • Pastor Jack Schull
We're looking at what discipleship is and why it matters. Jesus doesn't invite people into following a path or a plan, he invites us to follow him. A person. It's not having him as an accessory to our life, it's finding our lives in following him. If we were to better define it, we might say "it's apprenticing Jesus." It's less about activity FOR JESUS and more about proximity WITH JESUS – because when you spend time in proximity with Jesus, you’ll begin to pick up his rhythms, habits and heart. *tonight we also take a moment to take a stand against racism in Jesus name.
Why Missions Matters
August 6, 2017 • Pastor Jack Schull
In Acts 1:8 Jesus gives some of his final words to his followers before returning to Heaven. It's this challenge to be his witnesses "here, there and to the ends of the earth" - the direction was of primary importance: Beginning from where you are at this moment, take the message of Christ outward, like ripples caused by a pebble thrown into a pond. You could say it this way: "personal reach, local reach and global reach"