Rebuilding Our Faith
The Discipline of Celebration
May 15, 2022 • Dan Londeree
How can celebration be a habit? Isn’t it the spontaneous response of our heart to good news? If we consider times of celebration in our lives, most are tied to regularly scheduled events. This is rooted in God's instruction to ancient Israel, to celebrate His goodness through trusting in Him to provide. When we do the same, we can truly celebrate our loving Heavenly Father.
The Discipline of Worship
May 8, 2022 • Dan Londeree
We are wired for worship. Our attention is easily given to people and things as we walk through life, but only God is truly worthy of our worship. Cultivating a life of worship means embracing the truth that we who believe are God's temple, and therefore we can worship Him everywhere we go and in all that we do.
The Discipline of Confession
May 1, 2022 • Dan Londeree
We enter into a relationship with God through confession of sin and trust in the finished work of Christ. And, as we continue that relationship, when continue the practice of confessing our sins to the Lord to maintain a close fellowship with Him. The good news is, when we confess, he runs to meet us where we are and offer forgiveness.
The Discipline of Submission and Service
April 24, 2022 • Dan Londeree
Jesus taught that his followers are to TAKE last place and serve others. Submitting to and serving others is difficult because on some level, we all desire to be great in the eyes of the world. Embracing this discipline means embracing what is true greatness in the kingdom of God.
The Discipline of Solitude
April 17, 2022 • Dan Londeree
We were created for community, but growing in our faith also requires us to spend time alone with God. Jesus demonstrated this is his life as he interacted with others and then pulled away for times alone with his Father. As we follow his example, we will cultivate a deeper relationship with our Lord.
The Discipline of Simplicity
April 10, 2022 • Dan Londeree
In our western culture, pursuing a life of simplicity is no small task. Stewarding our resources, time and energy for the glory of God is worth the effort. It doesn't happen through a list of rules, however. Instead, we must seek first the kingdom of God, and allow Him to reorient our lives according to His will.
The Discipline of Study
April 3, 2022 • Dan Londeree
Most of us equate the concept of study with the subjects we focused on in school. However, when we closely observe anything in our world, we are involved in study. As believers, we must focus our study on what God has given us ... His Word and His creation. In doing so, our lives will point to Him.
The Discipline of Fasting
March 27, 2022 • Dan Londeree
While fasting isn't mandated for the church today, it was practiced by the early church and was clearly valued as a way of implementing self denial in the pursuit of a closer relationship with God. Rather than assume God doesn't want us to fast, we should be open to this ancient spiritual discipline and allow Him to lead us into it as we seek Him.
Such a Time as This
March 6, 2022 • Dan Londeree • Genesis 6, Nehemiah 1, Esther 4, Acts 2, Revelation 3
Change begins when the pain of staying the same outweighs the pain of change. As we focus on biblical people who sought the Lord for needed change in their lives and in their culture, we will draw inspiration from their choice to surrender to God.
February 27, 2022 • Dan Londeree
With the launch of this series, we begin to rebuild. We begin to rebuild our faith, to rebuild our families and rebuild our church. It starts with the foundation of the Gospel, and that foundation is formed around the cornerstone of Jesus Christ, the Messiah.