Through these next 10 weeks, you will identify & embrace what God has done for you so you can live out your faith in the tensions of everyday life. This is your opportunity to encounter Jesus daily, allowing His story to shape yours and transform this world.
Jesus came to offer us abundant life, but so few of us seem to have it. To be honest, most Christians’ lives don’t look much different than the rest of the world. What are we missing? Is “abundant" really possible or should we just settle for normal?
The question, “who am I?” has been asked by nearly every person from the beginning of creation. It is simple but complex, obvious but so often obscured. It matters greatly because it’s answer gives purpose and belonging. God has an answer to this question rooted in His infinite love and revealed in the enduring love story of scripture. However as Prof. Sarah Williams notes, “...there is no lack of stories willing to answer this for you. We are steeped in these cultural stories like a teabag is steeped in hot water.” What happens when cultural stories collide with God’s story? Is there a story, and identity worth embracing above all others?
Does God really care what I do from 9 to 5? So many of us see our faith and our work as two separate parts of our lives. But, the Scriptures show us how Jesus wants to reframe our work for the good of the world.
In a world enamored with discovering our ancestry, God offers an incredible spiritual bloodline to every person on planet Earth; coupled with a position, purpose and an inheritance. Too often we miss it because we are drawn to the extraordinary. Instead, God has called ordinary people throughout history to trust him, receive His blessing and partner with Him to become a blessing to others.
When Jesus arrived on earth his life changed everything. He was the fulfillment of all of God’s promises to Israel and all of His purposes for our lives. His life modeled what it meant to be made in God’s image and to be truly human. But, these things can be so hard to see unless we can look through the ReFramed lens of the life and death of Jesus. His story has the power to change our stories forever.