Christmas Eve 2017
December 24, 2017 • Mike Ashcraft
Summer Playlist: Part Eleven
Thy Kingdom Come • August 12, 2018 • Mike Ashcraft
Bringing God's Kingdom to bear in this world starts with us - in our own heart, mind, and soul. It's not a place we will one day dwell, but a way of life we get to experience right here and right now. It starts with repentance and choosing His will and His ways over our own. In order to lead others, we must first lead ourselves by following Christ. This encounter influences everything about us from our thoughts and actions to our relationships and interactions with others. By living distinctly we advance God's Kingdom.
Summer Playlist: Part Ten
Thinking New • August 5, 2018 • Mike Ashcraft
Mike Ashcraft and Rick Shafer sit down for a conversation regarding a different perspective on a commonly misunderstood "church" word: discipleship. As believers in Christ, we've been given a NEW identity and live in a NEW culture. Spending the rest of our days trusting and living out this truth is the essence of discipleship. Being salt and light of the earth doesn't get accomplished by being weird, religious or judgmental. Instead, we make a difference when we're distinct and live life in such a counter-culture way that people take notice of our love, humility, forgiveness, and service. The aim isn't perfection, but pursuit and progress. Our natural surroundings pull us away from our distinct-ness. To counteract this we need to be intentionally surrounded by people who draw us back towards it.
Summer Playlist: Part Nine
Exploring Our Potential • July 29, 2018 • Mike Ashcraft
Many of us underestimate our impact on others. Every day we have opportunities to influence those around us. Sometimes this takes place inside a home, a classroom a neighborhood or when we go about your daily routine. Another avenue is what we do for a living. There is an intersection of faith, work, and everyday influence. But, living out our faith at work and making an impact looks a bit different than we think it does.