Life can be so unpredictable. We often cling tightly to anything we can, to find security and a sense of control. Whether it be our time, our talents, our finances, or the many other blessings God gives us, we tend to hold on to them tightly. But that is not how God wants us to live. He invites us to receive all the blessings He gives us with open hands, and then to be ready and willing to share it with others. Living with open hands brings freedom, joy and makes a greater impact than we can ever imagine.
November 7, 2021 • Grace Upon Grace • Zach Thompson
With all the stress of everyday life, often our relationships suffer. And it can be easy to decide other people are at fault. If the other person would think and act more like us, everything would be so much better. But what if the problem isn’t them? What if we need to look inward and be honest about how we need to change first?
The past 18 months have been challenging to say the least. As we’ve tried to figure out how to just make it through, it’s been easy to push pause on our faith. The truth is, God wants every one of us to keep on growing in our relationship with Him. Following Jesus is meant to be a growing experience. This is more than just going to church once a week. This is about following Jesus’ example and learning to live like He did—up, in and out.
September 12, 2021 • Keep on Growing • Zach Thompson
For the next six weeks we are going to take a journey all over scripture, diving deeper into some stories you may have first heard in Sunday School, VBS or Bible camp. Maybe you will encounter a story you’ve never heard before!
Summer in the Psalms
This summer we are going to spend some time in the Old Testament book of Psalms. Located right in the middle of your Bible, it is a collection of poems, hymns, and prayers. Through 150 psalms, virtually every conceivable emotion is expressed to God – from joy and praise, to despair and fear.
Often, during the spring and summer, many families use their time off to take a vacation. These trips can be a great opportunity for families to spend time together, show each other love, and model grace to the world. But what if we took this same approach during the other fifty-one weeks of the year?