Better Together

We hear the word “unity” a lot in our generation, but what does it really mean? How can we be unified? What unifies us? Why should we be unified? Paul answers all these questions in Ephesians 2.

 

God can seem mysterious and far away. His ways are definitely not like our ways. How can we know Him? How can we know our role in this whole “Christian” lifestyle? Is there some sort of playbook? As we dive into the book of Ephesians, we will see God’s ultimate purpose, our ultimate purpose, and how God intends for us to live out both in our everyday lives. We will learn what it means to live in community with God and community with others.

Through The Brokenness

Jesus offers breakthrough despite our circumstances. Sometimes we may be looking for it, and other times we may not. We may know we are broken, or we may not have a clue. Either way, breakthrough is available.

 

Experiencing breakthrough is always a hot topic. Mostly everyone wants, at some point, breakthrough. We oftentimes get bogged down with past mistakes, sin, guilt, shame, uncertainty, and stagnation. How do we overcome these things? Where is Jesus in the midst of these situations? Does He care? Can we ever get out? Can we really experience breakthrough?

Overcoming Discouragement


 

When we start doing what God has called us to do, we will undoubtedly face opposition in the form of discouragement. As we will see in the work of Nehemiah, that opposition will come from the outside and the inside. What can we do to overcome the opposition of discouragement? How can we continue to push forward doing God’s work?

 

What are you doing to make a difference in your world? Sometimes we just aren’t sure what we are supposed to be doing, and other times we just don’t really know how to do it. As we dig into the book of Nehemiah, we will see what it looks like to have a God-given burden, how to take practical steps to begin acting on that burden, and how to overcome obstacles and distractions that are sure to come when we start doing God’s work. The time is now!

Better Under Pressure


 

Often we find ourselves in high pressure situations. Be it the everyday pressures of life or handling the unexpected situation that is completely out of our control, how we respond to those situations as Jesus-followers is crucial. The great thing though is that we’re not in it alone.

 

Often times we attack this world alone. We feel as if we have the best approach, or maybe we just don’t really fit in anywhere, and we move forward by ourselves. After all, who can look out for me better than me? Over the next few weeks, we will look at how God uses misfits, creates community, and changes the world. Being the Church means putting the WE over ME.

Really?!


 

In James 4:1-12 James recognizes a problem in the personalities of the church. We have this tendency to see things our way without considering how God is working in the hearts of others. James identifies this problem, gives a solution and a safeguard to protect the church.

 

Often referred to as the New Testament Proverbs, the book of James is full of practical life lessons for Christ-followers. Through the examination of these life lessons, we will learn how to take what’s inside of us as Believers and begin to live it out in our lives on a daily basis.

Real Faith is Not Alone


 

Scripture clearly teaches that we are saved by faith alone, yet it is just as clear that saving faith isn’t alone. If we are truly following Christ, that relationship is evident in our works. Works aren’t added to faith for salvation; works are produced because of the saving faith we have in Jesus.

 

Often referred to as the New Testament Proverbs, the book of James is full of practical life lessons for Christ-followers. Through the examination of these life lessons, we will learn how to take what’s inside of us as Believers and begin to live it out in our lives on a daily basis.