Can you imagine going on a cruise where the passengers entered a raffle to see who would be the captain? And yet everyday we are tempted to be the captain of a much more important journey even though we are totally unqualified for the job! Time to get to know your Captain.
Our society entices us to believe that we are meant to be a Society of One, defined by no one but our own Self. But is that all there is to being human? Are we never meant to be more than a succession of Selfies?
Did you know that you are one of God's gardeners? Just like He gave Adam and Eve work to do in the Garden of Eden, He gives you and me the creation work of tending and guarding the sacred space in us and our relationships where He chooses to dwell. You are God's gardener.
God's peace is much more than the absence of strife. It describes the fullness of life that God intends for each of us. How do we find that kind of peace? We start with the beginning of the story: Creation.
One healing; two stories. Paul and Barnabas must decide whether to go along with the world around them or swim against the flow. It's a decision that you must make every day if you are following Jesus.
We are called to take a God-shaped journey -- one that runs against the current of the world around us. To take that journey is to join in God's Great Reversal and find the way to fulfill God's purpose for our lives.
The assignment to announce the truest and deepest identity of Jesus falls to an unlikely person. If a doubting pessimist can move from seeing to believing, then you and I can move from believing to seeing.