February 20, 2018
PROVERBS | A LIFE ROOTED IN GOD’S WIDSOM
The manhood of Proverbs is marked by character, strength, and action (Proverbs 4:1-13, Proverbs 15:18-33, Proverbs 28:18-28). Yet our aim is neither manhood nor wisdom but Jesus Christ, “the power of God and the wisdom of God” (1 Corinthians 1:24).
February 11, 2018
“Godly Speech” - Proverbs 15:1-4, 18:2-21
We are to steward our speech as a God-given instrument that reflects the gospel, and be responsible for what our speech causes in others.
February 4, 2018
“Wisdom in Behaviors” - Proverbs 23:15–35
Wisdom guides our behaviors in the freedom God gives us without abusing that freedom (which is sin). Stewardship is wise living.
January 28, 2018
Stewardship describes life in relationship with God. He is a good father who shares his wisdom with us, shepherds our hearts not just our behavior, and shapes our hearts to pursue what matters most.
January 21, 2018
“Godliness or Wealth?” Proverbs 3:9-23 & 27:21-27
God and wealth are not mutually exclusive, but they are frequently incompatible because the tendency to worship money. Having a right heart about finances is the key to the wisdom we need.
January 14, 2018
“Your Plan or God’s Plan?” - Proverbs 3:1-12 and 16:1-9
As sons and daughters of God we are given His wisdom, and His desire is that we are wise in our hearts and include him in our planning for 2018.
December 31, 2017
Living in God’s Spiritual Kingdom frees us to pursue God’s holiness in our lives and in the lives of others.
December 24, 2017
Communion reminds us that Jesus has come. The advent of Jesus resets our picture of humanity, restores our everyday experience, and redeems our sin & brokenness.
December 17, 2017
God’s love revealed in Jesus’ coming is covenantal, unconditional, adoptive, affectionate, personal, sacrificial, present, secure, initiating, and practical.
Advent is a season of preparing room in our hearts for Jesus by rehearsing the gospel story each day. It can be a season of renewal and recalibration as we reorient, and reset life to revolve around God’s Story. Some call this ‘re-storying our hearts (J.K. A. Smith).’ Hope of the Second Advent ‘restories’ our hearts to live in the darkness of now, with the hope, joy, peace, and love.
December 10, 2017
Following Jesus does not guarantee a life free from pain or struggle, nor does it mean living now just waiting for eternity. Faith in Christ means finding our joy in Him no matter what life looks like.