Connect/Belong

Connect/Belong

For the Coming Glory

Life on Earth isn’t easy, and being Christians doesn’t necessarily make it any easier. God calls us to serve Him by serving and loving others. He calls us to go to extremes, to risk shame and embarrassment, to embrace humility, and to make God’s passion our own. When prodigals find themselves in the pig stye, far from Father God, we are to be His ambassadors to those lost in the filth of a messy life. This is not an appealing…

It’s His Church

Pastor Erik did a great job stating out our new sermon series I Love My Church! by helping us understand that the Church belongs to Jesus. When we ask, “Whose Church?” the answer is always “Jesus’.” Let’s look back at some of the scripture Pastor Erik referenced and then take this whole idea a step further. (If you missed Pastor Erik’s message because of the snow, you can watch it here, download the audio here, and watch our first “I…

Tell Your Story

One of the most important things for Christians to do is to share their faith with those who don’t believe. It’s important to share the truth and power of Jesus with others who haven’t had a relationship with Him. But it’s also important to tell your story within the family of God. Why? Because that’s other those who come after you will learn to trust in God. Why are so many stories of God’s faithfulness and power recorded in the…

The Borg & The Church (2 of 2)

Hopefully you read Part 1 of this two part series. If not, you can catch up here. I will, however, do a quick recap. In the first post, I compared two similarities between the Borg and the body of Christ. Number 1 – they both want to add to their numbers. Where they differ is in the how they try to accomplish this goal. The Borg uses force and Christ followers are called to use love. John 13: 34-35 says,…

The Borg & The Church (1 of 2)

I am a Star Trek fan. When I was little, I watched the reruns of “The Original Series” from the 60’s. I really enjoyed the travels of Captain James T. Kirk and his crew. And I always felt sorry for the redshirted guys that were part of the landing parties. You just knew they were not going to make it off of that planet alive. I have also seen all the movies, both old and new. I even watched several…