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September 17, 2018

He is the Good Shepherd. This claim by Jesus should comfort and care for our faith. So this week we’re going to talk about what Jesus being the good shepherd means for you and me.   He is good. Finding a good leader is hard. Wondering can I trust them, will they take advantage of me, and am I going to get hurt will make finding a good leader an uneasy task.  Knowing…

September 14, 2018

We are enlightened because HE is the light of the world.   God shows up in our mess and gives us light. He shows us a better way. He gives us the means to have a better, more meaningful, more satisfied life. We have been enlightened so that it doesn’t have to be that way. It doesn’t have to look that way. There is a way out. It’s not suicide and…

September 13, 2018

Grace pulls you out of your mess.   Jesus told the woman, caught in adultery, that he didn’t condemn her. However, after dumping grace on her, he then gives her the final words of “Go and sin no longer.”   He gave her the grace and mercy she needed but he then set her on a different path.   We cheapen grace when we use it to wallow in sin. We cheapen grace…

September 12, 2018

Give grace, not condemnation. Jesus could have so easily smashed the religious leaders trying to trick him and accuse this young girl. Yet he didn’t. He showed mercy to her, and he also showed mercy to them. By simply stating, “let the one among you without sin be the first to cast his stone” he reminds them that none of them are perfect, either. He didn’t…

September 11, 2018

Don’t let anything compromise your truth.   When I get home from work every day I don’t want to do anything. When I come in, kick off my boots, sit on the couch, and get comfortable I know nothing else is going to happen productively that night. In my exhaustion, my decision is always to stop, relax, and be done. Because of this reason, I decide every morning…

September 10, 2018

This week we’ll be looking more into what it means for Jesus to be the light of the world and how that can truly affect our faith.   Knowing your true North.   It’s important to know where you can go to get the truth. Our culture has allowed truth to be so convoluted by alternate facts, fake news, confusing philosophies, and hand plucked worldviews that knowing…

September 7, 2018

Satisfied faith is content   Contentment is a lost state in our culture. We’re always being encouraged and pushed to experience more, do more, have more, more, more, more, and more. Our new phones get old in no time, our houses seem smaller, our clothes go out of style, and we’re constantly having to chase after more.   When our faith satisfies us, we no longer…

September 6, 2018

We love others.   Often we place the responsibility for entertainment, joy, happiness, and satisfaction on the people around us. We expect others to make us smile and we burden them will the responsibility of helping us feel whole.   This is an all too common and unhealthy means of trying to find satisfaction. These relationships are doomed to fail because, in…

September 5, 2018

We love the church.   I’m a nerd. I know this. Star Wars, Tolkien, and Legos are some of my favorites. So when I get around someone else and they start talking about one of the things I love I can’t help but jump in and appreciate. These things have touched my life, heart, or wonderous sense of adventure in some way so I enjoy sharing that with someone else.…

September 4, 2018

A deeper love for God’s word.   When you love something and it satisfies you, you want to know all about it. There is a passion for it. There is a desire to more acquainted with it. When we find ourselves satisfied in Christ, we begin to deeply love his word.   God’s word is this beautiful gift to handle and address any struggle we may face (2 Timothy 3:16). It…

September 3, 2018

If Jesus is truly the bread of life then we should find our satisfaction in Him. He will provide for our needs. He will satisfy. So what does it look like to have a life satisfied in Christ?   You become less attached to other things.   When you realize that Jesus is the only thing that will truly satisfy you start to gradually loosen your grip on things that…

Pastor Search Update

The summer has flown by and we’ve made progress towards our search for a lead pastor of Origins. There are two candidates that have met the staff, elders and search committee and are still being considered for the position.  In addition, there are new resumes being reviewed for potential candidates. As we continue to work through this process, we are filled with hope and…