We Worship Every Saturday at 5:30 pm & Sunday at 10:30 am
ALL are Welcome!
I think a lot of us would answer the question sort of like this: “Well, I don’t know about hope and joy and love, but I’m getting by about as well as can be expected. Nothing really bad happened to me so far this week (fingers crossed).” And what I would like to suggest is that this isn’t living, this is existing. Most of us just exist. We’re just trying to make it from day to day while minimizing the disasters. But this is not what we were built for.
We were created for one purpose: to love God and be loved by God. To live in a relationship of divine love with God. And to the extent we can do that, we are able to really live, not just exist. We are able to live lives of hope and joy and peace and love, lives where we are not afraid of our shadows or what’s going to happen tomorrow. This is the beginning of eternal life, right now in this life.
But like all relationships, the one with God takes some work. We call that work spiritual practices; practices like prayer, meditation, study, worship, giving, and service. It may be possible to enjoy the joy, hope, love, and peace of a deep and meaningful relationship with God without participating in spiritual practices, but I’ve never heard of it happening. Bottom line, to experience the sort of life we were created to live—the sort of life God wants us to live—we MUST engage in some of these spiritual practices. And, as we go deeper in our relationship, all of them. This is why we offer the following opportunities. Please take advantage of them.
All of us need to grow in our faith. Life groups are a proven way to do that. They consist of 5-10 people who meet together once a week to offer encouragement and accountability as we seek to live the way Christ taught us to live. If you’re not completely satisfied with your walk with God, you need to check this out. We have several groups meeting now and you will be welcome. If you’re interested in participating in an existing group or creating a new one, contact Pastor Tommy at (512) 826-6064 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come be a part of our adult Sunday Bible Study. We meet from 9:00-10:00 on Sunday mornings. The class is currently studying Mark's Gospel. No prior participation necessary. All are welcome!
The soul is NOT “a theological and abstract subject.” The soul is the coolest, eeriest, most mysterious, evocative, crucial, sacred, eternal, life-directing, fragile, indestructible, controversial, expensive dimension of your existence. Jesus said it’s worth more than the world.
You’d be an idiot not to prize it above all else. Shouldn’t you get pretty clear on exactly what it is? Shouldn’t you know what it runs on? Wouldn’t it be worth knowing how to care for it? Two things are for sure. One is: you have a soul. The other is: if you don’t look after this one you won’t be issued a replacement. Join us for 6 weeks, starting July 2nd, as we journey through John Ortberg's book, "Soul Keeping."
Children of all ages are welcome to participate in Sunday School. Class starts about 9:45 and goes until worship starts.