John 15:16, "You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you." Jesus has chosen you. Jesus has come to you. Jesus loves you. Jesus has a purpose that he is going to fulfill in you. You may slow down these plans with your resistance, your rejection, but he will not stop until you are his, you are liberated, and you are fulfilling His good purposes in your life.
The Holy and the Profane
February 14, 2021 • Chris Rattay
April 4, 2021 • Chris Rattay
The disciples are living in their nightmare. Jesus has been dead for 3 days. Verse 19 says that it is evening, it is dark, and they are huddled together, in secret, behind locked doors, afraid - afraid because the people who hold all the power in their city are hunting them down. Those evil people just brutalized Jesus, tortured him, mocked him, and crucified him. So what happens next?
March 21, 2021 • Chris Rattay
The suffering [we] suffer is an important discussion to have because of the unique water we swim in as Americans. We are born and raised in comfortable idolatry. We have no idea how unique and obsessed we are with getting rid of pain and living in comfort. We actually believe this notion that I should be able to find a life that does not have any kind of suffering. There is nothing inherently wrong with not wanting to live a life of suffering - it is natural to desire a life with comfort. But there is a type of suffering that we are called to as Christians if we are to stay in the vine. Listen as Pastor Chris shares what it means to purposefully reject a life of comfortable idolatry and why we are called to live this way.