Everyone is valuable, but how much value does each one have? Jesus' teaching on the individual confused the religious leaders of his day. He told three important stories to show the extent of his love for each and every person. What if, by studying these stories, we could see the value of the people in our lives just as Jesus taught?
Too often when people think about church and followers of Jesus we are known for what we are against. We long to be a community known for who and what we are for. That’s why the #foraurora series is more than just a series, we hope it’s the beginning of something incredibly special for our community that everyone can be a part of, where we all work together for the good of those around us.
You may not often think about it this way, but we are a powerful community. We have more potential, resources, and education than most communities in the world today or any other day in history. What if we could learn to more effectively use what God has given us to solve problems, meet needs, and open hearts to hope in Jesus? We’re going to learn about the journey of generosity we’re all on—not for ourselves, but for the world around us.
Whether you’ve been following Jesus for most of your life or you’re a skeptic trying to figure out if you want to begin the journey at all there’s a path of how we all grow in life. God has some unbelievable steps waiting for you in the journey you’re already on. We want to imagine together a future where we don’t trip over what’s in front of us but we learn to grow through and move beyond the obstacles to experience the greater future God has waiting.
A new year often comes with old problems; too much to do, not enough time or money to take care of all the things in life. What if there was a perspective that could reshape how we spent our time, money and energy? Wisdom from thousands of years ago can help us all reimagine what ‘normal’ looks like this year.
With lights shining, snow falling and presents waiting; sometimes we need to be reminded that the hope of this season is found in love that was so powerful and so relentless that it saved us. This series focuses on the profound truth of Christmas that hope and forgiveness is waiting for all of us; whether it’s for the first time or the first time in a long time.
We all have regrets. Sometimes they come from things we've done. Other times, our regrets come from things others have done to us. And all too often, those things can hold us back in life. What do we do? Part of the good news is that God, through Jesus, offers us a clean slate. We can bring our regrets to Him—our pain, our past, and our problems—and He can wipe the slate clean.
In this series, we'll learn from stories that are thousands of years old. God doesn't just give second chances, He offers a clean slate.
In relationships, conflict is inevitable. The people we love the most can sometimes bring out the worst in us. Is it possible that there's a way to handle conflict that could actually deepen our relationships rather than bringing them to the breaking point?
In this series, we'll learn how to move from fighting with each other to fighting for each other.
We all have routines And routines are helpful when it comes to knowing what's ahead and keeping things predictable. But sometimes we need to stretch outside of our normal routines for something to get better. We're going to look at stories of people who Jesus invited to stretch outside of their normal in order to experience God's better. Just imagine how far you could reach if you stretch a little.
The Gospel is for Everyone
Freed People Find People
We live in the information age. We have access to all available knowledge. Whatever you want to know is at your fingertips, yet we struggle to understand how life works. How do we move from knowledge to wisdom? How do we make wise decisions?
Knowledge is manpower. Wisdom is Godpower.
-YOUR BEST SUMMER NOW-
will be a journey to explore insights from God’s Word for the most practical and important parts of your life.