At the baptism of Jesus the separation between heaven and earth is torn apart. Jesus is at the intersection.
Who is he?
Who are you?
The answer is the same…
It appears God has prewired nature and certainly our own nature to do most of our growth during stress, hardship and brokenness. Even though this is the case, we often don’t realize it until after the fact. How God does this is going to vary, but there are certain principles he seems to have in place.
The life of Joseph is a great springboard on this topic.
Can you be a Christian and not follow Jesus?
Can you be a Christian without being a disciple?
What does it mean to trust in Jesus and follow his model and teachings?
A Way of life…
Does God control everything single thing that happens to us? How do I know what God wants me to do?
Clearing up the confusion about God’s “operating system.”
Insights from Dallas Willard…
a message on love according to 1 John 4, with insights from Dallas Willard
A new course for all members of LIFEhouse Church and their friends and neighbors begins next month. We will be studying the topic of “God The Holy Spirit.” This eight week series comes out of the Blackberry Bush Course. The teaching format is 50% presentation/ 50% discussion. Every session has eating dinner together, presentation (mainly video), and discussion, all in table groups hosted by a table leader.
This course is designed for seasoned Christians to grow in their faith and for others to explore the invitation by God to be connected to his community, both Christian and non-Christian. The emphasis is on:
- Authentic Relationships
- Meaningful Conversations
- Changed Lives
Here is what the evening looks like:
6:30-8 Teaching and Discussion
The teaching and discussion revolve around three 10 minute presentation.
This course is free.
There is a freewill offering for the meal.
Free childcare is also available.
“God The Holy Spirit” will start up on Thursday, September 11, 6-8 PM. We meet for seven Thursday Evenings. There is also a Holy Spirit Retreat on Saturday, October 25th@LIFEhouse.
To register online or for more information, just e-mail Pastor Dana@ firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also be taking signups on Sunday mornings, beginning August 17.
This course is like a circular bus route with lots of stops. As a student, you can get on the bus at any time, ride as long as you like, and get off the bus at any time. Each session is “stand alone” and requires no previous experience.
A sermon using insights from Dallas Willard on our ongoing communication with God…
I just downloaded a bunch of sermons that you can listen to in case you missed.