OBEDIENCE IN ALL OF LIFE
Obedience to Jesus is a willingness to yield every part of your life to what he desires for you. This includes the obvious behaviors we are told to avoid in the Bible, but it’s so much more. Obedience includes how you manage your relationships, your willingness to share the Gospel with others, how you use your time and money to serve, and even how you vote. As such, below is an assortment of articles encouraging us obey Jesus in various facets of life. Our hope is that you will ponder Sunday’s message about obedience, read some of these articles, take a look at the discussion questions from the message at the bottom of this feed, and truly consider where Jesus wants you to better align your will with his own.
YOUR RELATIONSHIP WINTERIZATION CHECKLIST
Winterizing is basically adapting or preparing something for use in the winter. The idea is that you know a new season is coming, and you’re taking proactive measures to avoid ending up in a less-than-ideal situation. Something to consider if whether your relationship needs winterizing? Here are four questions to sit down and cover with your partner. Read More
7 COMMON CONNECTORS FOR PEOPLE
As we head into the winter months, it’s as important as ever to find ways to connect with one another. Take a look at 7 common connections you might have with others which you can leverage to build deeper relationships. But the only way to find what you have in common is to reach out to others and setup coffee or pick up the phone. Read More
OBEDIENCE ALWAYS BRINGS BLESSING
We often consider obedience as a SACRIFICE of our wants and desires to what Jesus wants instead. But what if you reframed obedience to Jesus as a blessing for your life? Here are three reasons why obedience is critical to the successful Christian life. Read More
HOW WOULD JESUS VOTE
In 2013, Pastor Ryan wrote a blog asking the question, “How Would Jesus Vote?” Since then, the issues haven’t changed, but only become more contentious.
Read Ryan’s Blog
And if you prefer Pastor Brent’s thoughts on the political divide, he also has a blog from 2013 asking if our party affiliation is getting in the way of following Jesus. Read Brent’s Blog
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.
- Are you more compliant or strong-willed? How easy is it for you to obey when someone asks (or requires) something of you? Why do you think this is?
- How have you tried to substitute other things, like religious activity or legalism for obedience to God?
- Is God calling you to obedience in some area of your life? If so, what area and what is one tangible action you can do this week to move toward obedience in that area?
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