Familiar things can quickly become forgettable and lose their appeal. When we lose sight of the awe and wonder of Christ, we drift away from desire and dependence in Him. Christ becomes less critical to our way of life and less worthy of our attention and affection. Drift is the natural inclination of our thoughts, attitudes, choices, and actions. Left alone to our own devices, we will sway back and forth, overcome by the cares and demands of this world. We drift due to indifference, distractions, carelessness, and small compromises over time. Dealing with the drift entails keeping our eyes focused on Him regardless of the circumstances that come our way. Focus involves more than just paying attention. It entails leaning on God and displaying enduring dependence.
Summer Of A Thousand Little Things
Pay Attention Or Else
July 7, 2019 • Mike Ashcraft
August 9, 2020 • Clay Everett, Courtney Everett, Laurelyn Shaw, Mike Ashcraft
Instead of listening to a message, we’re going to have a conversation about one of the most powerful, and yet one of the most intimidating parts of our faith, the Bible! Our hope is that through this conversation we would learn together what the Bible is, why we would read it, and how we can begin to understand what it has to say to us today. We believe that the more comfortable and confident we become with the Bible, the more God can use His Word to form us into the people He has created us to be!
When Life Give You Lemons - Part Two
August 2, 2020 • Gerald Fadayomi
Nobody likes being told what to do. We often resist obedience because we know WHAT we’re supposed to do, but not WHY we’re supposed to do it. Many of us possess a segmented view of Jesus. We love the concept of Jesus being our Savior but hesitate to make Him Lord of our lives. Jesus isn’t restricting us from something; He is leading us somewhere. Following Jesus begins with trust, but it always ends with obedience. It’s not about obtaining knowledge; it’s about the application. Seasons of adversity come and go, but there is a way to stand firm among them. Building our lives upon Him enables us to navigate the storms that we face.
Parent Network Podcast 56
August 7, 2020 • Chris, Karin, Jordan, and Alex Sasser
Episode 56 is super fun as Chris and Karin Sasser welcome Jordan and Alex Sasser to a fun and rich conversation. Jordan (Sass' nephew) and Alex have two kids, five and two. We talk about everything from parenting together to staying consistent. You'll get a ton out of this episode, especially if you have younger kids (but listen if you have olders too!). Also, if you stay until the end you'll hear an extra treat.