life with Jesus leads to a changed life. (1 Peter)
May 20, 2018 • Pastor Jack Schull
Tonight, we attempt a 'mash-up' reminder of all we've looked at in this Changed series. The reality that those who have said 'yes' to Jesus have undergone a divine change of God and are invited into an ongoing changing work of Jesus as we follow Him. Where might God be directing you in some next steps of change he's wanting to do within your life? Lean in. Listen for his lead. Step out in partnering with him in that adventure. *Pastor Bryan leads us through a time of prayer & reflection.
A God-changed life is a God-gifted life, and gifts are meant to be shared. • May 6, 2018 • Pastor Jack Schull
When you're given a gift, you open it, utilize it, share it. You don't hide it away. Biblical teaching is clear: WE ALL (men & women) as folks who put their faith in Jesus, have been given spiritual gifts to use! Everyone has a "spiritual gift" - an ability that equips us to serve God & His Church in a special way. Followers of Jesus are to live with a larger purpose, they’re ACTIVELY using their gifts, serving wholeheartedly, giving sacrificially to God’s will, seeking to multiply God's impact & reach – bringing the HOPE and LIGHT of Jesus wherever they go! A God-changed life is a God-gifted life, and gifts are meant to be shared.
a God-changed life will infuse godly change into the community around you. • April 29, 2018 • Pastor Jack Schull
Bio: Life as a follower of Jesus is about more than just ‘carving out a good life’ for ourselves – it’s about living on mission for God and his good in our world! We aren’t meant to simply blend into culture, but as agents for God, we’re to impact and have influence within culture. Living passionately partnered with God, involved so to leverage your life for God and His good. The movement of Jesus is never about ‘come and chill’– it has always been about "Go. Be. Do." Bottom Line: a God-changed life will infuse godly change into the community around you.
Relationships fueled by the deep love of Jesus run further, stronger and better. • April 22, 2018 • Pastor Jack Schull
Throughout the Scriptures, we're challenged to see a simply biblical reality, that "WE > me". As a follower of Jesus, we’ve been enfolded into something greater than ourselves and are being built into something better and stronger. We need each other and we're to live out changed relationships that focus on health and on encouraging one another toward our best in Christ. While your relationship with God is personal, God never intends it to be private. Some of your best spiritual growth will happen at the intersection of your relationship with God and your relationships with others! Connected godly relationships is often how God works to keep changing us to be more like Him.
A MIND marinated with God's Scripture, leads to a LIFE filled with God's power. • April 15, 2018 • Pastor Jack Schull
As we continue our look in 1 Peter, he's challenging us to prepare our minds for action. If our mind is a place of knowing and understanding, it is imperative that we allow God to shape our minds. As a disciple of Jesus – we want God to update our 'Operating System' if you will. Internalizing the Scriptures has a unique way of transforming our minds for God and His good. Make it a pattern in life to spend time in God's Word & prayer so that we can know Him better. (see Ephesians 1:17 & Romans 12:2). A MIND marinated with God's Scripture, leads to a LIFE filled with God's power.
A heart changed by Jesus, forever flows with the hope and love of Jesus. • April 8, 2018 • Pastor Jack Schull
As we begin this series in 1 Peter, we're looking for the things that are to 'mark' our lives as a follower of Jesus. Our lives and heart condition is forever changed by this living hope that Jesus has brought to us through our faith in him. Our inheritance of salvation is kept secure. The best is truly yet to come! God has changed our heart and continues changing our heart with love toward Him and others. Ultimately, we're to be marked by our love. A heart changed by Jesus, forever flows with the hope and love of Jesus. (this week: memorize John 13:34-35)