Posts from April 2018 (Page 2)

Posts from April 2018 (Page 2)

Pastor Search

Are you ready for an update in the search for a lead pastor at Origins? We thought so and are eager to fill you in! During the past several months, there’s been a lot of work behind the scenes to put us in the healthiest place possible to find our next pastor. In November we brought in an outside consultant who was able to give us solid direction in the necessity of…

April 12, 2018

Jonah risked the lives of every man on that boat because he thought his relationship with God was his own. He risked their lives because he thought he could live isolated from the people around him. If he just got out of Israel and went on to do something else no one would ever be bothered.   We want to live this way as well. We hope, even pray, that our decisions…

April 11, 2018

What is God’s calling on my life, anyway?   Sometimes we look for God to send down a specific and detailed will for our lives. We look for God to do something magical and mystical to help us feel like we’re amazing the right choice and going the right direction. Sometimes we even sit stagnant until we hear the kind of answer we’re looking for from Him.   Here is…

April 10, 2018

We run from God’s calling for so many different reasons but they all can be summed up by this – something is more important to us than God. That desire is more important. That thing is more important. That person is more important. That comfort level and security are more important. We run from God’s calling when something else is more important to us.   Jonah…

April 9, 2018

Jonah ran from God. Everyone expected it. He was the reviled prophet from the northern kingdom so everyone was pretty content knowing he had failed God so greatly. “What did you expect from a prophet of the north”?   It can be easy to label people. It can be easy to see someone’s past, see their struggle, and think they’re not good enough for God. Jonah was…

April 6, 2018

Who have you invited? We have a huge new series starting this week at Origins, all about the life of Jonah. Who have you invited?   If we learned anything this week it is that the resurrection of Jesus gives us reason for confidence and boldness in our faith. We can share with others, love others, grow with those around us, and make real-life changes because the tomb…

April 5, 2018

The resurrection of Christ is the basis for future hope. How practical Christ’s resurrection is—precisely because Christ has been raised, we can tell those looking into the casket of their loved ones that this is not the end of the story. If your loved ones believe in Christ then even though they have “fallen asleep” they have fallen asleep “in Christ” (1 Cor. 15:18). And…

April 4, 2018

The resurrection of Christ saves. Perhaps the most sobering statement Paul makes in 1 Corinthians 15 is that “if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins” (15:17). So often we limit our understanding of salvation to the death of Christ. And certainly the death of Christ, as Paul says in Romans 3:25-26, is the very basis of our…

April 3, 2018

The resurrection of Christ is the fuel that ignites our preaching to a lost world. Ask yourself this: Would your preaching look any different if Christ had not risen from the dead? If your answer to that question is no, then there is a serious problem. For Paul, the resurrection of Christ made all the difference in the world when it came to preaching. If Christ has not…

April 2, 2018

This week’s blog is pulling from a very well written article in the gospel coalition.   Does the resurrection of Christ matter? Does it truly make a difference? The apostle Paul sure thought so. In writing to the Corinthians, Paul was faced with the startling news that some in Corinth denied the future resurrection of the body. Such a view was adopted by many in the…
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