Unleashing the hope of Jesus means talking about the hope of Jesus. In this message, we explore how we shouldn’t keep the hope of Jesus to ourselves but why inviting our friends and family to faith is wise and essential.
The Hope of Jesus is for everyone to experience. It’s our duty to not gatekeep it from people we deem unworthy, but to unleash it to the world!
In life we may often feel like the whole weight of the world is on us and no matter what we do we can’t seem to lift it. In this message we explore how to seek freedom from the things that hurt us and how to navigate through life while leaning on God during the season of wandering.
There’s a Glory coming and it is not going to be in the next election or the next job. It is in Jesus.
Many think that God looks like me, sounds like me, and thinks like me. And if you disagree with me, then you disagree with God. Instead of being formed into his image, we are forming God into our own.
A modern day Christian might say that “Faith is personal”. I read alone. Study alone. Pray alone. And now I can even attend church alone. In the book of Acts we see that the Church is deeply communal! While each person owned their faith, they owned it in community. Like an old-time potluck, they brought their gifts and food to share with each other. The result was gladness, generosity, and growth of the community.
It is a common theme: We need help. Our world is hurting and needs help. And we often seek it through TED talks and self-help books. When Peter preached his first sermon, he emphasized that Jesus came to do what we cannot accomplish on our own. No self-help can can replace Jesus’ victory over sin. That’s not just an Old Time Religion thing, that’s a promise all generations to come!
Generosity starts where sacrifice begins. As challenging as it may be to accept, how we use our money is our reflection of our heart. Jesus asked his disciples to consider the Widow, in Mark 12:41-44, as an example of what crazy generosity looked like. There are opportunities for us also to join God in living out a blessed generous life!
Jesus is both radically inclusive and radically exclusive. He offers His grace to all while calling all to follow Him and Him alone.
Do you realize that Jesus is looking for broken messed up people who will humble themselves and follow HIM? No matter where you have wandered off to, Jesus sees you, and He wants to cover you with his Love and Grace. He gave His life for you. And He wants to welcome you into His love. He will forgive. He will heal. He will give you a future with Him.