Humans have a strong desire to stand before greatness and respond to beauty and value. Exodus 32:1-8. Psalm 115: 1-8. Jeremiah 2:1-7.
Jesus gave his followers the mission of making disciples. We define discipleship as helping people follow Jesus in real time and this mission is an essential part of what it means to be a Christian.
Servanthood breaks through where might cannot. Matthew 20:17-28. 1 Peter 5:1-5. Philippians 2:5-11.
Culture is powerful because it is the sum total of what is considered normal. Matthew 5:13-16. Acts 17:22-34.
There is something beautiful hidden beneath the comfortable surface. Luke 9:1-20. Psalm 42:1-7.
Lots happens when people are together. Matthew 18:20. Psalm 92:12-15. Galatians 5:19-26. Hebrews 10:19-25. 1 Corinthians 14:26.
The importance of friendship and why Jesus is your very best friend. John 15:9-17.
When you receive a gift, it changes your life in some way. Jesus is the very best gift. Luke 1:26-38, 2:16-20. Matthew 1:19-25.
Rejoicing is a natural reaction when you have skin in the game and we have much to rejoice over. 2 Samuel 6:12-23. Isaiah 9:2-7.
Preparation makes it easy for God to work. Isaiah 40:1-5. Mark 1:2-5.