Jesus sets us an example of humility (attitude) and service (action) that every disciple should follow. 1 Peter 4:10 (NLT) “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.” 1. Jesus shows us the importance of humility. 2. Serving is a practical demonstration of God's love. 3. We have the ability and responsibility to share God's love through acts of service. Application: 1. Make We > Me 2. Practice Show and Tell 3. WestsideLife.org/Volunteer
Living with Purpose
January 19, 2020 • Bryan Fojtasek
It's Time to Stop Dating God • February 23, 2020 • Bryan Fojtasek
God sees you as marriage material. It's true that we're not exactly the perfect partner--we frequently wander away and fall short of his expectations--which God experiences as being cheated on. But no matter how many times we are unfaithful to God, he always welcomes us back with open arms. It's time to get serious about our commitment to God. God doesn't just want to date you--he wants to make things official. Let's renew our vows and begin a new chapter of total commitment to Jesus.
February 16, 2020 • Bryan Fojtasek
No matter how many times we wander away from God, he always welcomes us back with open arms. This doesn't cheapen his grace or diminish our sin, but it does reinforce a key truth that stands at the heart of the Gospel: God will never stop pursuing a marriage relationship with us, no matter how bad things get.
February 9, 2020 • Bryan Fojtasek
Wandering Eyes. Broken Promises. Infidelity. God has always desired to be in an exclusive marriage with his people, but our hearts are so prone to wander away. When we turn away from God, he experiences that as an act of marital infidelity. And although God is more patient than any human being could ever be, God is clear that there are consequences to our spiritual infidelity. Thankfully, God also provides a roadmap to restoration: the cross of Jesus Christ.