August 2020

Rhythm: Rest

Tired? Exhausted? Worn out? Chances are we are missing the rhythm of rest. Rest has been the design of God since the very beginning, but many times is last on our list. The rhythm of rest is the antidote for our ragged soul. Matthew 11:28-30, Matthew 12:1-14.

Rhythm: Generosity

The rhythm that Jesus lived with the greatest detail is giving. Living in such a way that everything we have is His, is a distinct characteristic of a Jesus follower. It’s not about the value, but the willingness to let go. Generosity is the rhythm of getting God’s resources where God wants them to go. […]

July 2020

Rhythm: Fasting

In a world that says consume more, the rhythm of fasting seems like a foreign language. Fasting is the sacrificing of what is common, to connect with God in an uncommon way. We see this rhythm embodied by Jesus as He desired to know more of His Father. As we practice this rhythm in our […]

Rhythm: God’s Word

Rhythms are unique nuances of life that create who we are. As Jesus people, our rhythms should be built around Jesus. When we look at His life, we find that Jesus had rhythms that kept Him focused on the Father. This first for Him and us is to build our lives on scripture. If God’s […]

June 2020

Summer Jams: God With Us

God always wants to be with His people. Sin made that difficult because a Holy God cannot reside with sinful people. He created a strategy in the Old Testament to dwell among His people and then changed the strategy through Jesus. Our freedom is no longer tied to an intricate set up and tear down, […]

Summer Jams: Law and Authority

Law and authority can be a difficult conversation if we forget about God’s design. God brings laws into life to bring definition to life. Jesus elevates the Old Testament law by fulfilling it. Jesus brings freedom and calls us to obedience. Jesus sets us free to obey. Is that enough? Exodus 19-23, Matthew 5:17, Galatians […]

Summer Jams: Complaining

When things don’t go our way it becomes pretty easy to complain. This is not just true of us, it has been true for a long time. Complaining is built on a fear we didn’t get our way. When fear takes over, trust is lost. Freedom is found when trust is our automatic response to […]

Summer Jams: God Moves

Sometimes we have to get placed in an uncomfortable place in order to look up and see God. We will never see the miraculous from God if we are sitting in our own comfort. God draws His people out in order to lead them up. Exodus 13-14, John 5:24, Psalm 40:2.

May 2020

Summer Jams: Pride and Disobedience

It hurts to watch others hurt. It especially hurts when it is a result of their choices. Disobedience creates discord between us and God and many times others around us. When we are looking for freedom in life, we can try to find it in the fun of life, but it will leave us feeling […]

Summer Jams: Inadequacy

We typically see the worst of ourselves. We filter our lives through our worst qualities. We doubt our abilities and it steals our freedom in life. When God sees us as able, our resistance is not a lack of ability, it is a lack of obedience. God sees us as forgiven not filtered. Exodus 3-4.