God didn't just give us a book to know Him; He gave us a person. When God became one of us and put skin on, He shattered every notion of who He was. God revealed Himself to humanity through the life of Christ. We can know what God is like by looking at the face of Jesus. He is God's message to us - God's show-and-tell. Starting with Jesus not only helps us believe God exists, but also helps us know what God is like. The Gospel is good news because it makes very clear that God is good and love us like crazy. Becoming and being students of Jesus is how we can become the best version of ourselves.
Three Beautiful Words
October 28, 2018 • Bruxy Cavey
Church Is Now: Part Four
A Thousand Little Things • March 17, 2019 • Mike Ashcraft
God doesn’t need us to do big things for Him. He invites us to walk in obedience in the ordinary and mundane moments of life. Kingdom advances through a thousand little things. Our work is what we do with our lives. One little action expands and captivates all the things around it. Reaching people and helping them walk with God begins and ends when we consistently show up for others. Relationships can't flourish at a distance; they require proximity and investment displayed over time.
Church Is Now: Part Three
Our Message - Your Message • March 10, 2019 • Mike Ashcraft
Faith, love, and hope. You can't have one without the other. When one fails, everything comes off the rails. Experiencing His forgiveness and grace, along with putting our faith in the security it provides, does something deep within us. The more we get to know His heart, the more we will want to reflect it in our words and actions. We react to His love by loving and serving those around us. With faith fueling our love, we rest on unshakable hope. Knowing that God ultimately works for our good, as well as everyone we lay eyes on, the perspective we hold on our circumstances shifts. We become the church when we allow the chain reaction of faith, love and hope to move in everything we do. Our collective message as a community gets built from our individual messages of demonstrated trust.
Church Is Now: Part Two
The Foundation • March 3, 2019 • Mike Ashcraft
Declaring Jesus as our Lord influences everything about us. It shapes our perspective and alters our response to the world. It directs our steps as well as the way in which we serve and invest in others. We get to experience the full life Christ promised us while walking in the freedom His grace provides. When we connect with the Son, we connect with the Father. Our reconciliation to the Father serves as the foundation of the movement of Jesus. It impacts our ability to BE the church. We’ve been handed the keys to the Kingdom and what we say about the One who has given us these keys matters immensely. As our walk goes so goes our impact as a church. The health of our church is proportional to the health of our relationship with Christ.