– Carveout more free time to relax, be with family
We desire to be free!
All these things might set us free in little ways or temporarily. Or they may only appear to set us free and we may be more burdened than ever after we get any one of these things. But they will not set our souls free. The way to set the deepest part of you free is not out there, around the next corner. It’s in what we’re talking about the next few weeks.
We Christians call it Confession. More specifically, we Lutherans call it Confession & Absolution. Confession-regularly looking in the mirror, facing the messiness of our sin with Jesus, and turning them all over to him. All of them. The ones we know about, the ones we are blind to. Absolution-enjoying freedom and relief as God cleanses us, forgives us and lifts the burden of our sin off of us. Blessings for your soul await…freedom, new birth, true humility, and peace for your soul.
Rest in Jesus Sermon Series
How do you rest?
– By watching the Packers
– Taking a vacation
– Numbing the pain
– Hanging out with friends
– Venting to a friend
– Throwing yourself totally into a hobby (an escape)
There is some value to be had in some of these kinds of rest. There is quite a bit of danger in some of these, and it’s not always obvious where the value/danger line is.
What if you saw Jesus as your ultimate rest? An even better, deeper rest than all of these things.
– Your True Brother
– Your Builder
– Your Empathizer
– Your Worship
– Your Creator
– Your Sacrifice
– Your Forever
– Your Joy
Come rest in Jesus this fall by reclining in the books of Hebrews and Revelation for a few months.
A God-Lived Life Sermon Series
What does a God-lived life look like? It looks like Jesus.
God became man and lived life in our place. Christ lived the perfect God-lived life. Living as a Christian, a little Christ, we have the privilege of demonstrating what God looks like in how we live our lives, in living lives that show God.
For the next four months, God’s Word will be challenging us, and we’ll be challenging one another to live a God-lived life. And that encompasses everything. We will be talking about a life of being a disciple, a life lived for others, a life of hospitality, and a life lived shrewdly.
Each month, we will be introduced to a challenge that we then prayerfully commit to carrying out the rest of the month. These challenges ask us – people who are moved by the grace of God and Jesus’ life and death in our place – to commit to acting on the encouragements to put the Word into practice.
May God bless us as we grow in his Word and in our lives of living it!