We’re in a series called Life Together. We are looking at how Jesus brought the church into existence; a whole are generation of people impacted by these three events: the death of Jesus, the resurrection of Jesus, and the coming of the Holy Spirit. The gospel and what is taught and lived amongst the church is meant to impact how we see people, the way we experience life, the way we think about life, and the way we live out our lives everyday. Join us today as Lead Pastor Sam Shaw talks about how people will decide what they think about Jesus in this generation by how we live, what we are, and what we do.
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With billions of people in the world, someone should be able to figure out a system where no one is lonely. What would you suggest?
Every human being longs for the kind of relationships where we are known… where we love and are loved… where you celebrate and are celebrated. And it doesn’t matter if you're an extrovert or an introvert; socially awkward or adept. Every one of us in our soul treasures the kind of relationships, friendships that are rich and meaningful.
When some people think of church, they think of the building or they think of attending a worship service. But Jesus had a whole lot more in mind than that.
One day Jesus was surrounded by people, and his mother and his brothers came and they wanted to speak with him. Mark 3:33-35 tells us his response was, “‘Who are my mother and my brothers?' he asked. Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, 'Here are my mother and my brothers!” And that is an answer you would never expect from a good, Jewish young man in that culture. And he went on to say, “Whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother.”
So, Jesus came to start a family. It’s kinda funny to think of it like that, but it’s true… a literal spiritual family.
We’re embarking on a series called “Life Together,” where we'll be talking about the fact that God uses other people in our lives to shape us. He uses other people to make us into who we deeply desire to be and what he wants us to be. With billions of people in the world, there is a system that already exists, where no one has to be lonely. It’s called the church.
We’re in a series called Life Together. We’re learning what it means to be brothers and sisters in the family of God. We have been studying how God is a triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - three persons in relationship with one another - one God. Having made us in His image, God made us to have relationships. The problem is there is a lot of drama in our relationships. It’s a real challenge to develop deep friendships. Even in our families there’s lots of drama and areas of conflict, all due to a three letter word that we all are afflicted with: sin. Join us today as Lead Pastor Sam Shaw talks about how sin is not only personal, it's social, and answers the question: How do Christians deal with situations that divide us?
There are two ways to read the Bible and understand the story of your own life. You can either see the Bible and your life as primarily about you, and God has a part in it. Or you can see the Bible and your own life as primarily a story about God and you have a part in it. We all start out in that first category. We all have a tendency to read the Bible and think God might have a part, either big or small, but the story really is about us. What God really wants to do is change the way we read the Bible. He wants to change the way we see our own lives. God wants to reorient our mind to a new way of thinking. Join us as Lead Pastor Sam Shaw walks us through Hebrews 3:12-14 and Hebrews 10:23-25, detailing how God uses people and circumstances to shape the way that we think and the way we live our lives.
Why are relationships so essential to people flourishing? Why do we all long for community? NASA found they couldn't send a man into space alone for any length of time without severe risk to their health. The army trains instructors to never have just one person alone in a foxhole, but to always have two. Because they understood that people enlist because of love for country, but they will fight and die for their brother. Why is that? Why is solitary confinement one of the worst punishment you could put somebody in? And why is it that when we feel isolated it’s like torture? Join us as we embark on a series called “Life Together,” where we will be be talking about the fact that God uses other people in our lives to shape us. He uses other people to make us into who we deeply desire to be and what he wants us to be.