When we get anxious, we tend to make our values about gaining creaturely comfort and worldly security for ourselves, with no regard for the negative impact our values may be having on others. But God loves all people and sent Jesus into the world to win forgiveness and restoration for all. Moved by God’s love and mercy, we align our values with God’s so that we can truly love and bless others.
JSSS 4: Courageous Love
July 26, 2020 • Psalm 8, Genesis 1 & 1 John 4
JSSS 10: The Protective Power of Love
September 6, 2020
Having a strong sense of home in our hearts can give us a sense of belonging, identity, security and confidence. But even a strong sense of home can cause anxiety when it is rooted in this world because something can always go wrong at home. Jesus has given us a new forever home with God and the way to that home is the way of love. Therefore we make God’s love the driving force in our lives so that others can also have a forever home with God.
JSSS 9: Perseverance & Faithfulness
August 30, 2020
There are times when it seems like Covid-19 has stripped away our society’s veneer of congeniality and we can see what other people truly care about by what upsets them. But what about us? In the race of life, what are we running for? When we see what Jesus has done for us, we are moved by His sacrificial love to run our race for His Kingdom.
JSSS 8: Freedom & Forgiveness
August 23, 2020
Feeling foolish about our faith can prevent us from fully living life as God intended us to do. But faith is about seeing ultimate reality as it really is and when our faith is anchored in Jesus, we are freed from our fears of being foolish and able to faithfully live and love others.