Posts from January 2018

Posts from January 2018

January 19, 2018

The first time I built something in the garage at our apartment it wasn’t that great. It was a wobbly cart made from cheap scrap wood in the clearance section at menards. I didn’t know what I was doing, but I knew it was something I needed so I put the effort into making it happen. This last month, almost a year and a half later, I finished a bed frame, headboard, and…

January 18, 2017

Shirley MacLaine one said, “Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.” Often times we’re afraid of the conversation. We’re afraid of the uncomfortable moment when we try and wonder what will come of it. We’re afraid of the failure and maye the judgment and we never try because of it. We’ve got to find a way to detach ourselves from the outcome. Some people are…

January 17, 2018

One of the biggest complaints i’ve heard in regards to talking to someone new is the age old excuse of “I don’t who I’d talk to, I don’t have anywhere I can just talk to strangers.” Let me suggest, as crazy as this is, that maybe the way to make changes is to change things. Maybe if I want to be engaged, and living out the gospel, I need to be ready, and I need to be…

January 16, 2018

Be personable. It’s crazy that we have to say that, but we do. Sometime people get to eager about being a part of what God’s doing that they go over the top. They try to stuff Jesus into every conversation. They enter a conversation looking for an opportunity to proselytize instead of an opportunity to love. They look for a way to stuff Jesus into the situation instead of…

January 15, 2018

It’s hard to start conversation. We know this. For most of the world, it’s hard to randomly generate something from nothing when it relates to a complete stranger. Since this week we’ve asked all of you to have one of those conversations, we’ve also decided that we should spend this week giving you advice on how to start those conversations. The first thing you have to do…

January 12, 2018

Romans 8:1 is the most beautiful part of the love we have from God in his grace and forgiveness. The truth that we are not condemned. Nothing condemns us. It’s gone. The idea of Jesus walking away. The thought that He might give up on me. The lie that I can’t go too far or get too deep for him to ever save me, it shattered.   This isn’t to say people…

January 11, 2018

I rescued a cat a few years back. He was shy and skittish. He was somewhere around a year old when I got him. I was in a new apartment that didn’t feel like a home and he was an abandoned cat that needed a home. His name is Parish. It was the perfect match.   Four years later, Parish doesn’t really like people. He’s fat, angry, and kinda mean at times (I love it).…

January 10, 2018

It’s fun sometimes to think about what you’d do if you won the lottery, isn’t it? We list the things we’d buy if we ever got to the point of unlimited cash. We know the things we would do if money wasn’t an issue because currently, it is. Right now, the reason I don’t have a room for each of my hobbies is because of money. The reason I don’t have a…

January 9, 2018

Jesus told a story once of a man who owed a lot of money. He had no way to pay his debt, and miraculously the debtor had everything forgiven by his lender. Not long after, the debtor saw a man who owed him a measly amount, and he snatched him up in the street, started choking and threatening the man for his money.   The lender saw this and was amazed. How could a man…

January 8, 2018

Forgiveness is tricky. We’ve all had someone tell us they forgive us and then come back a few days, weeks, or years later to slam it in our face. It’s this thing we know, but we also know it to have limitations.   That’s what’s so crazy about the way God forgives us. He doesn’t hold on to it, He doesn’t hold a grudge against us, and He doesn’t wait for His chance to…

January 5, 2018

  Faith can be a problem. Let’s be honest. It’s easy to look really good on paper and have no real time with Jesus. It’s easy to let your heart get hard and start living a rigid structured, and Christless life. Some call it legalism. Others call it obedience. The scripture calls it vanity. It’s empty. It’s worthless. When we follow our own rules and not…

OC Staff & Elders

We have made a few changes within our staff over the last few months. Check out the updated Leaders page. During this time of transition, our team of elders have taken the position of Interim Lead Pastor. These four men are well-established at Origins, with the least tenured having been a member for 4 years. As a staff, we will continue to operate as a team…
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