IT’S OK TO BE SALTY
Recent slang has turned the word salty into a negative, but a couple millenia ago, being salty referred to the preserving, enriching qualities of salt. That’s why Jesus taught his disciples that rather than hiding off in a corner to hide from the evils of culture that they were supposed to be out and about in society seasoning, preserving, and enriching the world all around them, just like salt. That same instruction holds true for us today. If you missed Sunday’s message on this topic, check it out and be encouraged.
The pandemic may be ending but the church’s fight is just beginning. As people return to church, it is apparent that not everyone is going to return in person. This creates a time for the church to consider new ways to disciple their people and reach new ones, if we are willing to engage more fully online. [Read the Article]
Unfiltered: Authenticity in the Kingdom of God
One of the deep fears of the church today is what appears to be a continuous spiral into disunity. The picture-perfect façade which has become “normal” that Sunday morning attendees wear as a mask (figurative and literal these days) gets ripped off as the reality of life crashes into them the moment they exhale in their car after service… [Read the Article]
Jesus is the Light of the World
On Sunday we looked at how Jesus says we are the light of the world, but he is the Original Light. In this message from 2 years ago, Pastor Ryan unpacks what Jesus was saying when he announced that he was truly the Light of the World. [Watch the Message]
Message Discussion Questions
We hope the message from each Sunday sticks with you beyond the Sunday morning worship service. Take a moment to consider the questions below, and even better, talk to somebody (who attends the church or doesn’t) about them.
- When the world pushes on your Christian beliefs, how do you initially respond? Do you want to run and hide, fight back, or find a way to lovingly influence them towards God?
- What does this passage from Matthew 5:13-16 say about your tendency in how you respond? Does your initial inclination line up with Jesus’ words?
- Think about the most recent situation where you were salt or light to somebody. How did it make you feel? How can you offer that to others again this week?
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