You know what's true? God really values our faith. Over and over, we're told how important faith is when it comes to our relationship with Him. You know what's also true? Faith can be really hard! What does it even mean to "have faith?" Let's spend some time exploring a few SOLID practices that will Jumpstart your faith and help it grow.
In this conclusion to our series about the ways Jesus is uniquely special in our lives, we are also celebrating Christmas. This short devotional message was part of a larger program that involved narration, acting, and singing. Merry Christmas!
According to some estimates, the average person will work something like 90,000 hours in their life! And sadly, MANY PEOPLE hate their jobs. But what if we could find PURPOSE in our work. Something bigger than making a dollar or selling a product? What if we could make sense of our work that is MORE than the dollars and cents? This is week one of a series dedicated to JUST THAT. You don't want to miss it.
Joseph has been through more than one person should have to go through yet somehow maintains both his faith in God and the desire to honor him. This week we're seeing his journey through time in prison, a gift for interpreting dreams, and the wild promotion he gets from prisoner to dignitary. How? Let's talk about that.
When you really want something, it's hard to resist it. What if the thing you want goes against what God wants for your life? THIS is the struggle of temptation and sin. Let's look at the life of Joseph as he overcomes an extremely tempting opportunity to sin and learn how we can overcome temptation too.
Joseph was a man in the Old Testament that truly left a legacy. In his life, he became one of the most powerful men in the whole world, save thousands and thousands from a famine, restructured the way a powerful nation did their agriculture, and would be an important bridge in the story of how God built up the nation of Israel in the Old Testament. His life is the story of a God Chaser.
But before he did ANY of that. He was raised in a crazy, messed up, disoriented, circus, of a DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY.
The WWII Battle of Dunkirk was one of the most daring rescue missions in history. It was also a pretty epic movie. Today we use the story of Dunkirk as a springboard to dive into another rescue mission as Jesus meets a demon-possessed man in Mark 5. Learn what it means to get in the boat with a message of hope.