And What We Can Learn From Them
In recent years, the film industry has provided an endless array of movies telling stories of our favorite comic book heroes. While our TV sets seem stuck in a cycle of dark news, these films offer us the hope of good over evil; of the ordinary becoming extraordinary. We have a source of similar stories to draw from that offer more than a fictional escape. The Bible profiles people and experiences that can give us hope, plus a model to follow that brings great purpose to our ordinary lives.
Out of Control
June 30, 2019 • Rusty Coram
A critical part of following God’s plan for our lives is learning to keep our eyes focused on Him, even when our own plans seem more appealing. Practicing good self-control teaches us to rely on God, rather than ourselves. After all, He is the author of the past, present and future.
July 7, 2019 • Rusty Coram
Courage and bravery are words we commonly assign to heroes - certainly more so than we might to just ‘regular people’ like you and me. The truth is, we’re all equipped to act courageously every day. It simply means showing bravery in the face of fear; doing what’s right, even when no one else is; never giving up on good; and following the directions God gives us.
Love Always Wins
July 14, 2019 • Brandon Pendleton
One of the most important instructions Jesus left for us is to love each other like He loves us. That doesn’t mean we’ll be best friends with everyone we meet, but it does mean that every person we encounter deserves kindness, compassion and respect – with both our words and our actions.
No Small Sacrifice
July 21, 2019 • Rusty Coram
Sacrifice means giving up something that is valuable or important in order to help others. In our ‘me-centric’ culture, it is a virtue that seems all but forgotten. As Christ-followers, we can never forget the ultimate sacrifice made by Jesus on our behalf.
The Right Stuff
July 28, 2019 • Rusty Coram
Doing the right thing can be tough. From the big decisions in life to the everyday details, we can often find ourselves weighing the benefits of the available choices. If we’re not careful, we can find ourselves negotiating between right and wrong. The truth is, doing the right thing is always the best thing, and often ends up being the easy thing in the long run.
All Together Now
August 11, 2019 • Rusty Coram
God never intended us to spend our lives in isolation, but to live in community. God’s nature is relational, and He charged us with the important mission to work together to accomplish his work on earth. When we combine our gifts and talents for the greater good, we’re able to make a huge difference in our community and in our world.