Posts by Origins Church (Page 3)

Posts by Origins Church (Page 3)

March 20, 2018

His “no” is merciful even when it hurts.   Sometimes we think God says no because he doesn’t care. It can feel that way, especially when God says no. But the scriptures promise us he cares. It promises us that he doesn’t stop caring about us no matter what. He loves us and wants great things for us. He created us to live in harmony with him and he’s working on…

March 19, 2018

It’s hard when God seems to keep us from the things we want. It’s a struggle when he tells us no. Even when the thing we want is good, what do we do when God says no? This week we’re going to look at a few questions we need to ask ourselves when we feel like God is telling us no.   Are you building a House while God wants to build a kingdom?   Sometimes our eyes…

March 16, 2018

Accountability – Maybe you can do it alone. Maybe you’re independent, maybe you’re strong. Maybe you don’t NEED someone else to kick the temptation to the curb. But why? We tend to look at our temptations as solo battles. We want to struggle with our own issues and our own faults and keep them bottled up inside. Meanwhile God is putting people in our lives to…

March 15, 2018

Be honest with yourself – Sometimes, because we’re blind to ourselves or because we just like the thing we’re tempted by, we lie. We pretend like it’s not an issue. We act like we’ll be okay and we find ourselves again and again falling back into the same struggles. Every weekend we get drunk, but never piece together that maybe I just shouldn’t go to those…

March 14, 2018

Rest- Our rest is so important. The commandment to Sabbath in the Old Testament is sometimes viewed as God’s way of forcing faith on to people, proving that he would provide on just six days work, but what if the Sabbath was about something more? What if God wanted us to rest a day of the week so we’d be better on the other six? Like what if resting is almost like a break…

March 13, 2018

Scripture- We know we should talk to Jesus in our temptation but what about him talking back? Wouldn’t it be nice to know that he doesn’t leave us hanging but wants us to succeed and wants us to overcome? Well, he does. And he tells us all over scripture. The Bible is filled with words of encouragement for those who are struggling with temptation, but if you never read…

March 12, 2018

We saw how terribly David fell due to his temptations. We’ll all face temptations in our lives, but what can we do to help overcome those moments? What can we do to build a system of support to stay strong in the face of our temptations? Pray- This one seems simple, buts it’s often the most forgotten. In the middle of our temptation, we often forget to simply pray…

March 9, 2018

In the first chapter of 2 Samuel, David still isn’t the king. However, Saul takes his army to deal with another uprising and attack from Philistines. In this battle the army of Israel is over run and before Saul can  be captured he has one of the men kill him. The man who killed Saul, at his own request, runs back to the city to let the people know and he comes across…

March 8, 2018

In 1 Samuel 22 we see one of the most terrible acts that Saul commits. He hears of a group of priests who had helped David after he escaped and who had counseled him at the same time. Saul, enraged that these priests would help David in any way has his guards kill all them except one. Saul was a poor excuse for a man. He was a coward. He was was weak. He was prideful and…

March 7, 2018

David and Jonathan had a great friendship and as David and Saul fought that friendship would help David survive. In chapter 20, David realizes that Saul is trying to have him killed and confides in Jonathan. David and Jonathan come together to see if the rumors are true and it turns out that they are indeed so. Jonathan had to made a really hard choice. It would have been…

March 6, 2018

Of all the crazy things that could have happened between David and Saul after all the drama we discussed Monday, David and Saul’s Daughter Michal endup falling in love with each other. Saul hears about it, and decides to use it against David. He tells David that he came only marry Michal if he kills an unthinkable number of Philistines in battle. Let’s not talk right now…

The Pursuit

The Pursuit Announcement from Origins Church on Vimeo. The Pursuit …seeking God’s direction Jason hit the nail on the head when he said that ‘we can’t do it without you’.  So, what exactly is it that we want all of Origins Church to join together in doing?  We simply want to be unified and excited about moving this church forward.  And above…