Can you recall a defining moment in your life? That moment when everything came into focus? Many of us have a “My Life Changed When…” story or two. Usually, it’s during these pivotal experiences that we become aware of God’s presence and clarity presents itself. In these insightful times, the trajectories of our lives are changed. During this series, we invite you to be inspired by real life moments and even share your own version of “My Life Changed When…”
Christmas brings a reminder of one of the greatest promises God has made to us: “I am with You.” Jesus shows up in the midst of all the joys and struggles of our human experience to bring boundless hope — and we all know someone that needs hope. This Christmas season, let’s make it personal. You+Hope explores the powerful message of hope that God brought to us through Jesus Christ.
When asked, “what is the greatest commandment?” Jesus responded with two commandments: “Love God and Love your neighbor.” Jesus was asked for the number one commandment and he gave two. In Jesus’ view, the two are so connected that they are inseparable. So practically speaking, what does loving your neighbor look like? Join us as we discuss the importance of neighboring. Invite your friends and neighbors who are unfamiliar with our campus.
If we’re honest, most of us would agree that there are stories in the Bible which are downright weird. This is especially true of the Book of Acts, where we witness thousands of people encountering dramatic life change, a host of miraculous events, people experiencing authentic joy in the midst of overwhelming persecution, and a lot of talk about something called…a Holy Ghost?! Admittedly, all of it seems bizarre—very far from normal. But is that the best way to understand what’s happening in Acts? Could it be that the way we live life and how we filter our experiences are what’s really far from normal?
The Bible is full of characteristics defining the way God interacts with us. He is generous, gracious, loving, compassionate… But, did you know the Bible also defines God as jealous? Typically, the word “jealous” has a negative connotation associated with it. However, God’s jealousy is actually another powerful characteristic used to demonstrate the passionate love He has for us.