Posts from November 2017

Posts from November 2017

November 30, 2017

Psalm 8:1   God is great. He is the God who made everything we know. He is the God who formed the mountains, he poured the seas in their place. He is the reason for our existence. Yet, he still considers us. With thousands of stars over galaxies, filling the universe, he still cares for you.   He is that great and he is that loving. Have you taken time recently…

November 29, 2017

  Psalm 4:1   We can always go to God when we are in need. Sometimes we forget this. God becomes the last resort instead of the first call. We do everything in OUR power and exhaust ourselves and then finally turn to HIS power when nothing we’ve done has worked. We can rest knowing God is faithful. We can rest knowing he is able. We can rest knowing that he has…

November 28, 2017

Psalm 3:   It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by life’s trials. In this Psalm, we’re given insight into King David’s heart during his eldest son’s rebellion. David did not want to hurt his son, but along with some of the other leaders in the city, he tried to overthrow David and have him killed.   David left the city and escaped with a group of men who still…

November 27, 2017

Over the next few weeks, we’ll spend time looking at the Psalms. These chapters are prayers and songs from God’s people as they too struggle to follow and learn his will for them.   Psalm 1:   This psalm paints a picture of two different men who live their lives by two different standards. One of those men lived by God’s instruction and the other by the counsel…

November 24, 2017

Abiding   More important than the things we do is the person we do it for. More important than how achieved we are is how faithful we are. More important than my deeds is my savior.   We exist here to bring people into a relationship with Jesus. We want others to know him and learn to passionately follow him. We want this because we ourselves passionately follow…

November 23, 2017

Giving   We believe the Bible teaches us that everything we have is a gift from God. We get everything from him, and so we give back.   In the Old Testament, the standard giving was a tenth. However, in the New Testament this was never restated. In others words, the standard in the New Testament after Jesus had clearly changed.   Some people will say that…

November 22, 2017

Serving   We believe that God has gifted us each with different talents and gifts so that we can be a blessing to those around us. He gave us these gifts so that we could work together to accomplish his mission and find joy in life.   Too often, we tend to take the things God has gifted us with and instead of using them for good, we use them selfishly. We get as…

November 21, 2017

Grouping   Being a part of Origins is about more than a Sunday morning. We’re more than a service and more than a show, we’re a community. We’re a group of people committed to a vision we feel God has left to us. We do this every day by loving Jesus, each other, and those around us.   So we spend time in groups, in homes and coffee shops and on weeknights at the…

November 20, 2017

Bringing   We bring people into our lives, and into our community. We do this because we think the best way to share our faith with someone isn’t just in our words but more so in our actions and the changed lives we now open up to those around us.   It can be scary to reach out and invite, it really can. We’ve all been to churches where we had to be worried…

November 17, 2017

This week our devotions blogs will come from pastor Mark Driscoll. We’ll be diving deeper into the topic, if God is good, why is there evil?   God shows incredible love through His patience for our fallen, evil world, but what exactly is God’s role in dealing with our problems? Is He silent? Is He powerless? These four points will explain how God’s goodness is…

November 16, 2017

This week our devotions will come from pastor Mark Driscoll. We’ll be diving deeper into the topic, if God is good, why is there evil?   The Bible says that God is awesome. Experience says that life is awful. How can these two things be reconciled? If God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-good why is there suffering and evil? Many people have debated this point…

November 15, 2017

This week our devotions will come from pastor Mark Driscoll. We’ll be diving deeper into the topic, if God is good, why is there evil?   Frustrated and fearful, a man named Habakkuk brought his burdens to God in faith. Culture was against him, but he knew that giving into sin wouldn’t pay off in the end. God tells Habakkuk in Habakkuk 2:2–5 (ESV), And the Lord…
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