Jesus offers good news to those who struggle with anxiety and worry. It is a message of trust that is not often heard in our culture of scarcity. If our life is in God’s hands, what do we have to worry about?
It is often assumed that what we see impacts what we think. However, Jesus offers an additional layer to consider - what if our eyes are not lamps that have their own light source but reflect what is within? Could it be that we only see what we want to see? Even if we want to see darkness?
The Lord’s Prayer is so familiar that it often becomes rote. But this prayer offers a crucial lesson about the kingdom of God. Let’s dive deeper and discover what are we praying for when we pray the Lord’s Prayer.
Turn the other cheek, give your cloak and walk an extra mile are not just little sayings to build empathy. They are acts of nonviolent resistance. Let’s explore how Jesus calls us to nonviolence in a violent age.
The Beatitudes can become churchy clichés we repeat but don’t ponder. This weekend, we’ll take the time to examine the Beatitudes and hear how they challenge the status quo and call us to lives of greater depth and faith.
Kenosis is a word in the Bible that describes "self-emptying." It is clear in the Gospel that The Way of Jesus is the way of self-emptying. We will explore what it means to "die to ourselves" and our egos and live a life of kenosis.
Who has the first word in our life of prayer? Is it us, making requests to God? Or does God speak first?
We live in a culture that props up happiness as the highest value. However, Christianity seeks not happiness but joy. Come and explore with us the concept of joy and how is it different from happiness.
How do you understand your value in God's eyes? Do you believe there are things you need to do to please God? This week, we'll consider how the gospel message of grace should be the basis for our self-understanding.
Too often we divide people into optimistic or pessimistic believing that they are opposites. However, optimism and pessimism are not opposites of one another. This Sunday we will explore how and why optimism and pessimism are similar, how they fail us and what it is God in Christ calls us to live as a Spirit-full alternative.