June 2020

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.

Scattered Hope: In the Middle of Worry

Worry and anxiety are a battle in our world now more than ever. Satan captures our mind and convinces us of the worst when God always wants what is best. He is walking with us through the battles of life, we just have to trust and humble ourselves in His power. Humility is the cure […]

Scattered Hope: Looking To The Future

As Jesus people, it is essential for us to look to the future and not get lost in the difficulties of today. How we spend our time shows what we value in the world. Our future with Jesus far outweighs our present difficulty right now. 1 Peter 4:1-6.

Scattered Hope: In Our Response

Our response to the hope of Jesus is what people will see. Others will understand Jesus by the way we respond to confrontation. We can choose to respond in a way that points to Jesus or drives people away. Our response is only as good as our reputation. 1 Peter 3:13-22.

April 2020

Scattered Hope: Who We Are

Jesus changes not just what we do, but who we are. We are a new people, set a part from the world. When we remember who we are we don’t get stuck in what we want. We are worshipers not wanters. 1 Peter 2:1-10.

Scattered Hope: Hope No Matter What

When the church is scattered everywhere, God does amazing things. When we follow Jesus, we are given a distinct characteristic that defines our lives outside of the circumstances of the world. That characteristic is hope. The hope beyond us should shape the way we see the world around us. 1 Peter 1:1-12.