Posts by Origins Church

Posts by Origins Church

May 25, 2018

Help others. When you begin helping others, sharing your talents, time and money, you will find yourself learning to be content. The practice will give you a finer appreciation for what you own, who you are, and what you have to offer. 1 Peter 4:10-11 Acts 20:35 Galatians 5:13-14  

May 24, 2018

Stop comparing yourself to others. Comparing your life with someone else’s will always lead to discontentment. There will always be people who “appear” to be better off than you and seemingly living the perfect life. But be advised, we always compare the worst of what we know about ourselves to the best assumptions that we make about others. Their life is never as perfect…

May 23, 2018

 Break the habit of satisfying discontentment with acquisitions. For many of us, it has been ingrained into our lives that the proper way to diffuse discontent is to purchase the outward item that is seemingly causing the discontentment. Almost no energy is spent determining the true root of the discontent. Are you dissatisfied with your wardrobe? Go buy new clothes. Not…

May 22, 2018

Take control of your attitude. A person who lacks contentment in their life will often engage in “when and then thinking” – “when I get _______, then I will be happy.” Instead, take control of your own life. Remember, your happiness is not reliant on the acquisition of any possession. Your happiness is based solely on your decision to be happy – and this may be one of the…

May 21, 2018

Contentment This week as we focus on contentment we’ll be taking a look at a blog about contentment from a known minimalist. Each day we’ll venture into another way in which we can develop and encourage our own contentment.   Become grateful. It is impossible to develop contentment without gratitude – they are inseparable. And a grateful person is one who has learned…

May 18, 2018

Here is the most important part of peace when it comes to following Jesus. We have so much trying to rattle us, trying to get in our heads, trying to steer us off course, and the last thing we need is to add in personal or external discord to the mix. God gives us a peace with him, a peace that guards our hearts so that we can know when everything else might tremble, he…

May 17, 2018

When we follow after Jesus and we experience his joy, we become more reasonable in the way we handle our lives, we grow more composed in the struggles and trials we face, and we’re told we find this peace. The passage actually says it’s a peace that will guard our hearts and minds. I find myself running into the “what if” moments. Maybe it’s the introvert…

May 16, 2018

Our current church movement has placed a huge value on authenticity. We want people to be real. We don’t want behavior modifications, we want life change. We don’t want a show, we want the real raw deal. We want authentic. What has unfortunately happened though is that the “authenticity” has slowly become more unfiltered and raw than was probably ever…

May 15, 2018

  One of the most unspoken parts of passionately following Jesus and trying our hardest to follow him is reasonableness. We stop being irrational. We stop being volatile, closed-minded and shut down to ideas. To the contrary, we’re more reasonable than ever.   Too many Christians pick fights over stupid stuff. We just do. We’re known for getting overly attached…

May 14, 2018

  In our passage from this week, we see the scriptures start by reminding us of the joy that we’re supposed to have at all times. Not a joy that invalidates our suffering, but a joy that informs, gives purposes, and hope to them.   We talked about joy all last week so we won’t go too in depth today, but one noteworthy part of this passage and the way it talks…

May 11, 2018

When we walk with joy, even in our hardest moments, we see something beautiful happen. We see God move in such a real and life-changing way. Joy becomes less of a church term for stop complaining and becomes more of a banner we carry proudly. It becomes a beacon of life and hope in our most trying moments. It becomes a sweet reminder in our greatest triumphs. It changes…

May 10, 2018

This joy is filled with glory. In other words, when we’ve truly accepted and soaked in the joy of God, something happens. We look different. We act different. We’re changed. Our struggles are still very real. Our pain is still there. We still feel the hurt and stress and suffering but now we’ve got this joy. Not the one invalidates the other, not that one steals the…