Sunday, January 28, 2018

What are you hiding from?

Nicodemus is a leader, he is spiritually open and curious and at the same time very rational. Nicodemus is not ready to come out of the proverbial closet, he is not ready to declare his faith in public, nor is he ready to let it transform his life. What secret questions, doubts and wondering hold you back from being honest about what you believe and who you are?

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Look What You Made me Do!

John 2: 13-25

We have been challenging ourselves this new year to be honest about our intentions and faith. This can be especially hard when we are feeling deep emotions, such as anger. Anger is a natural and important emotion that can lead us to uncover the truth and seek justice for all.

It also can be used to hide from our other emotions and seek power over others by lashing out, blaming others and beginning to make decisions out of hate instead of love. Now is the time to ask yourself a hard question: will you own your anger and actions and follow Jesus, or disown your anger – blaming others for your choices and creating division?


Sunday, January 14, 2018

What will you post, God being your helper?

What will you post?

John 2: 1–11 Wine at a Wedding

Look what they did! They must have meant it as a slight? Right? We often watch others do things and ascribe to those things – both the good and the ugly – intentions. We want the world to fit into good/bad, us/them, and we limit our hopes and expect others to intend the worst. This is especially easy in the comments section of any blog, post or tweet! Now is the time to ask the hard questions of a new year: will we go for the easy definition of “them”? Let’s help to bring hope back into our lives and the world by changing our frame into “best intentions”. And let’s do it with love.
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Sunday, January 7, 2018

We'll find a way to be honest, God being our helper

John 1: 35–51 The First Disciples of Jesus Are you tired of living a lie?

Are you tired of playing a role that society has placed on you? Then come and see what life is really about. Jesus will give you the straight goods and will be open and honest with you. So now is the time to ask the hard questions as we begin another new year together. Let’s help to bring honesty back into our lives and the world. And let’s do it with love.
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