Jonah was going about his life, just going through the motions. He lived with fears, doubts, insecurities and even ran from God when He called out to him. What about you? If you inserted your name where Jonah’s is - how similar would that description be of your life currently?
The good news is that God wants to use you in spite of who you are or what you’ve done, not because of you.
To realize your calling seven days a week involves something the culture doesn’t understand. Rather than making your life about getting, the Gospel will challenge you to make it about giving.
Our culture is more divided than ever—vaxxed versus unvaxxed, masks versus no masks, conservatives versus progressives, church attenders who gather versus attenders who don’t. Even Christians are at a loss to know how to respond. Enter the radical idea of the church.
Going to church produces a group of people who reflect culture. Being the church produces a group of people who change culture.
One of the challenges of being alive today is that information comes at you from every direction 24/7. You know too much.
And yet you also don’t know enough. Because the most helpful information is being forgotten or lost. All of this takes us back to the Garden of Eden. This week, you’ll discover why having the knowledge of God without the wisdom of God can kill. And you’ll also see how knowing the wisdom of God can change everything for you.
If you’ve ever started watching a movie halfway through, not only is it almost impossible to figure out what’s happening, but it can look like there’s no hope for the end. But then you get to the end of the movie, and things resolve...often beautifully. Life is like that because the gospel is like that. God wins in the end. And as hard as that seems to believe, that means he’s winning now.
God’s plan for our lives is that we would “run and not grow weary, walk and not faint.” Sometimes we struggle to step into all that he has planned for us due to the weight we carry from our past. There is a better way. Because of what Jesus did at the cross, God has made a way for us to live our lives unburdened.