Everyday life and faith…even among friends can be incredibly difficult, and, at times is a hard slog. Consider a fresh reminder with great promise as told in a parable of Jesus for all who “slog forward” and persist in faith. Text: Luke 11:5-13
To be passionately persuaded is to lean into the purposes and promises of God above any and all religious hostilities and even friendly political powers. Text: Acts 21:18-23:35
Life’s questions are increasingly difficult and complex. Today, opinion and sound bites can quickly translate to false teaching. What does it mean to “test the spirits?” Consider how such testing applies amidst the many voices of a conflicted world. Text: 1 John 3:18-4:6
The good, the bad, and the ugly is revealed in the early church throughout Acts. This included conflict and disagreement. In #3 of 4, “Messy People, Faithful Church,” consider everyday applications for navigating personal differences while staying on mission.
Despite earnest prayer, life may remain incredibly hard. Is it just coincidence or might an unseen spiritual battle be raging? Consider takeaways from Daniel how a spiritual battle was won in the heavenlies because of persevering prayer. Text: Daniel 10: 1-19