UP – IN – OUT PART 1: UP

This week Drew Steadman kicked off our new series, Up – In – Out. Throughout our three-week series, we will be talking more about what it looks like to be a disciple and how to cultivate healthy discipleship relationships. A disciple is simply someone who is following Jesus and trying to look more like Him. Being a disciple isn’t just knowing the Bible, it’s about living out what we know and obeying the calls of God.

MORE OF JESUS: KNOW YOUR PURPOSE

This week, Drew continued our More Of Jesus series with a message out of Colossians 1:21-29. God gives us an incredible mission, to share His love with others, but he also equips us to live out the mission. When given great responsibility, insecurity can quickly arise, but with Jesus, we are able to rise up past insecurity and embrace the mission of God on our lives.

MORE OF JESUS: WHO IS JESUS

This week, Drew Steadman kicked off our More of Jesus series on Colossians, by talking about who Jesus is. Our problems become less daunting when we admit we need someone greater than our problem to get through. We focused on Colossians 1:15-20 and Drew challenged us to prioritize our relationship with Jesus and keep Him at the center of all we do.

COME TO THE MOUNTAIN: BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS

This week, Drew Steadman continued our Come to the Mountain series and focused on what it means to be a peacemaker. Matthew 5: 9 says, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” The more we understand we have been reconciled to God, the more power we have to reconcile with others.

Hanging on Every Word: Find Your Place

This week our director of ministries and U.S. church panting, Drew Steadman, finishes out our series, Hanging On Every Word. Drew reminds us that 1 Peter 4-12 tells us we all have a part to play as living stones. Stones in and of themselves can seem insignificant, but when joined together with other stones by the hand of a craftsman, they can become almost anything.

The Key for the Struggle

We’ve been discussing spiritual warfare for the past few weeks in our Focus on Ephesians, but there is something that makes all the difference in our struggle against the enemy. Drew Steadman joins us this week to talk about the key for our victory.

Too often, we encounter situations with the right knowledge, but the wrong perspective. Like a child at the zoo, we have the right knowledge of the jaguar; it’s big and has sharp teeth. But we have the wrong perspective, forgetting the jaguar is safely behind glass. As Christians, we often forget our victory in Jesus and allow fear to reign in our minds. But fear is an atheistic way of thinking because it imagines a situation without God in it.

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