Complaining has become a national past time in our society. And it’s easy to get caught up in it as the pandemic has intensified our emotions. Today’s Scripture encourages us to conquer complaining with the result being that we will shine like stars in the sky.
Let go and let God. If it’s meant to be it’s up to me. How do we balance the tension between those two statements? Today’s Bible passage reminds us that God changes us as we cooperate with Him. He will do what He promises to do but we need to respond to His initiative.
We are called to follow Jesus' example of selfless humility and obedience to the Father's mission. Following this common mission together and living out selfless humility will lead to great community.
Adversity can come from circumstances and other people. The Apostle Paul encountered this and he gives us a mindset that conquers. It’s an attitude filled with confidence in spite of adversity and joy in spite of what other people are saying or doing. This mindset is centered in Christ Jesus.
Welcome to 'Raise Your Spoon' Online Edition 2021! Thank you for partnering with us in feeding the homeless and working poor in our surrounding community. You are also welcome to join the Zoom After Party at the conclusion of tonight's event. https://zoom.us/j/98132477678?pwd=NGdKSkZyNVZUc3pnSlZlWGVnUFVYUT09 Meeting ID: 981 3247 7678 Passcode: 388655
If we are to experience joy during difficult times, it means focusing on the people in our lives. We read in the opening verses in the letter to the church at Philippi, how Paul focused on the good memories with them. He prayed for them and most of all was confident in God’s working in their lives. As we do the same, we will enjoy the people in our lives.
God loves us with an unfailing love. As people created in His image, our attempts at unfailing love are often messy and complicated at best. Dialing in on the thirteenth chapter of First Corinthians as the gold standard, Kim shares from deeply personal experiences with God and others to remind us that love never gives up and never fails. God is calling us to be unfailing love in a world desperately in need.
Our bodies grow physically from the time we are born until the time we die. Likewise, the Bible presents stages of spiritual growth. We are called infants, children, young adults and parents. We reach maturity as spiritual parents when we are reproducing our lives investing in others.
Discipleship. Every church says that is their goal. But the Bible doesn’t say discipleship is the end goal as much as becoming a disciple-making movement of disciples who make disciples. Our method of relational discipling is described in 2 Timothy 2:2. TOWN HALL Town Hall meeting for all who call GP their home church. Join us for this 1-hour meeting immediately after the Sunday service on Zoom: Meeting ID: 952 8387 1627 Passcode: th21
The church in North America has generally been good at proclaiming the message of Jesus. What we have not been good at is following the methodology of Jesus. Jesus chose intentional investment in a few people as his main strategy. As we follow the methods of Jesus will be a community that does discipleship in intentional relational communities giving access to one another into our lives.