what transpired in the Sunday evening in the church parking lot was much needed joy, much needed expressions of love, much needed assurance.
Not just hanging out, but being purposeful in terms of being the Body of Christ and loving one another.
the gospel of vibrant lifef!
God wants these great riches of the hidden truth to be made known to the people who are not Jews. The secret is this: Christ in you brings hope of all the great things to come – 1 John 1:1-5 Seeing how the life of Jesus animates who you are brings the hope of glory…
If you have any doubts about this world, own any cynicism regarding the future, or carry any fear as to what's next... then hang around some of the young people from our church...
For us - and I believe this is always the case - the balance is tilted toward the positive, to grace, to redemption, the victory of light, and of promise
We are not designed to live genteel, unscathed, comfortable lives. Living at it's best leaves us muddied, bloodied, and satisfied. By the time we're done, we should be - at least figuratively - breathless.
It's always exciting to be part of something that is alive, dynamic, full with enthusiasm, and growing. This has been true consistently in the faith communities Rebekah and I have been privileged to call home.
It's like God has taken Beks and David, kissed them with joy, and poured liquid light into them. The light emanates from every pour as they run and play with such natural ebullience.