Scripture: John 20:19-23 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on......
So here we are at week 5 of Freeway. We began by looking at what Freedom is and isn’t: Freedom is not about doing whatever you want. Freedom is about living into your identity as God’s child, as made in the image of God. Even though the world will try to throw us off the tracks of our identity, God is waiting with open arms to put us back on track and welcome us home. And the journey to freedom is the journey home to God. You start the road home by......
The Abraham story is filled with new ideas about God, as we heard from Rob Bell earlier. It represents a dramatic shift within human understanding of God, with the way humans thought about God. It is a key place in the revelation of God to humanity. We always think of Jesus as the clearest and most central person in whom God is revealed. And that is so true. But even as we lift up Jesus, we must never forget how mind-blowing and thought-shattering the revelation of God was during the time......
Someone who has changed my life: Caren Enloe. She taught me more about life than I could begin to explain. I always enjoyed music, but Caren changed me. During the summer before high school, she offered me free trombone lessons and over the next 4 years, she invested her life into me and several other students. It was because of Caren that my enjoyment was transformed into passion and vocation. There were 4 of us students: Matt, Stevie, Raj and myself. We all traveled in different crowds, yet she brought us together…showing......