Tag: belief


22
Jul 2019
Salvation: Something More

The Lord is my light and my salvation;     whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life;     of whom shall I be afraid? -Psalm 27:1-2, NRSV Reflect:  What does salvation mean to you?  Is it something about this life, the  afterlife, or both?  How might salvation be a process that is happening within your life everyday? Reflect:  Have you experienced Christians who use fear tactics in evangelism?  Reflect on some of those experiences.  How did/does fear of not being saved affect you?  Can relationships based on fear be truly authentic?  What is a healthy......

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16
Jul 2019
Buoyancy

Faith is more than believing in ideas or statements about that which is beyond human knowledge and certainty. Faith is more than beliefs about God, Jesus, and the divine. Faith is trusting in someone through a tried-and-true relationship. Faith is more than believing that God exists, that Jesus died and was resurrected. Faith is beloving God through a relationship with Jesus. That’s the general gist of this past Sunday’s message – Faith: Something More Than Belief. There is a beautiful story that illustrates this kind of faith which is something more than what......

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01
May 2018
Love is Connecting the Dots

  I love God. I don’t just believe in God. I love God. And I’m pretty certain that love is more important than belief. After all, one of the most significant and celebrated passages of the Hebrew Bible (which Jesus quoted when asked about the greatest commandment) is Deuteronomy 6:4-5… Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. (NIV) Yet even on the best of days, I tend to question my love for God. I ask myself, How do I......

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17
Apr 2018
Jesus Doesn't Want Your Belief

Jesus wants your trust. And that is a good deal more than belief! Belief is a tricky thing. Belief for many is something they stake their lives on. For others belief is an honest and vulnerable journey of discovery traveled throughout a lifetime. Sometime we believe what we say and say what we believe. Other times we say we believe in something, but sure don’t act like it. And sometimes we deny we believe even though our actions say otherwise. For example… I believe in free speech. But there are some forms......

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16
May 2017
More Than Belief

Belief is a tricky thing. Belief for many is something they stake their lives on. For others belief is an honest and vulnerable journey of discovery traveled throughout a lifetime. Sometime we believe what we say and say what we believe. Other times we say we believe in something, but sure don’t act like it. And sometimes we deny we believe even though our actions say otherwise. For example, I believe in free speech. But there are some forms of speech I do not accept, will not support and I  certainly will......

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