Messages on Spiritual Formation

Messages on Spiritual Formation

The Narrow Way

As Jesus concludes his Sermon on the Mount he makes some shocking claims about those who will and won’t follow him. Is Jesus being narrow-minded in making such exclusive claims? Or is there a true dichotomy that Jesus presents us that we must contend with? Additional Resource From NIVAC – Matthew by Michael J. Wilkins In these four brief scenes that conclude the SM, all of humanity stands before Jesus, and he asks each, “What will you do with me?”•…

Don’t Judge

When you see someone do something you believe is wrong, can you say something? Or if you speak to the situation are you immediately judging? In Matthew 7, Jesus explicitly says do not judge but what does that mean and how can Jesus followers be salt and light and challenge culture when appropriate if everything we say to challenge it is considered judging. Pastor Brent looks at the words of Jesus to see that Jesus isn’t forbidding moral discernment but…

Don’t Worry

Worry seems to be a part fo daily life for many people. And when we hear that Jesus tells us not to worry, we worry about how not to worry! Pastors Brent and Ryan discuss what Jesus meant in the Sermon on the Mount when he say “Do not worry…but seek first the kingdom of God.”

Practice in Private

Pastor Ryan looks at how we may want others to see how religious we can be but real faith is what is done in private.
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Honest to God

Pastor Ryan looks at how life may not often be what we expect but true growth only occurs when we acknowledge our baggage and are real and authentic with God. Discussion Questions What is the main reason you struggle to be honest with God? Shame, pride, fear, thinking God can’t handle it? Why do you think that is? As you have taken time to reflect on the message, what baggage have you realized you have been silently carrying? How are…
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Restoring Healthy Spiritual Rhythms

Pastor Brent looks at how not all changes made during the pandemic have been bad and give us a new opportunity to establish healthy spiritual rhythms in our lives. Discussion Questions What are the spiritual disciplines you need to cultivate to keep connected to God? What are the practices of self-care you need to attend to your body and nurture your soul? What are the gifts, passions, and burdens within you that God wants you to express for the blessing…
Fall Clean-Up

Fall Clean-Up

Pastor Brent looks at Psalm 32 and how this is a good time to do a little soul searching and some fall clean-up in our lives.
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Unpause Abiding in Jesus

Pastor Amy wraps up the Unpause series by looking at the importance of abiding in Jesus so that we might show the fruit of the Spirit in our lives. Discussion Questions How connected have you been to the vine in 2020? What’s keeping you from remaining? Where have you been fruitful in 2020? Continue the practice of Lectio Divina with Matthew 6:33. Read through the passage four times. Read and listen. Read and reflect. Read and respond. Read and rest.
The New Normal

New Normal for Spiritual Rhythms

Pastor Amy Becker visits with Sherami Hinders, Regional Coordinator for Spiritual Formation and Prayer with InterVaristy Christian Fellowship, about how to establish new rhythms of soul care in our COVID-19 world.