Whatchu Talkin' About? - 7.31.16
Part 4 - "Crazy Talk"
Everyone has or has had a person or two maybe even more whom they just didn’t see eye to eye with, or who they just didn’t get a long with. Maybe it's because of their actions towards us, or something they said about us or just because they are simply not like us. We are conditioned to see others different than us, and those who have hurt us as enemies from the very beginning of our lives. We think that we have right to love those who love us back and it’s ok to hate those who don’t, but Jesus teaches something radically different.
Whatchu Talkin' About? - 7.24.16
Part 3 - "Either One or the Other"
Money! Such an uncomfortable topic, yet Jesus had no problem talking about it. But when Jesus spoke about money, it was never about the money. What Jesus said about money was hard for many to hear and it’s difficult for us too because the driving force behind what we do, where we go and even who we think we are, often comes back to our money and our things. However, the greatest test of our surrender to Jesus is what we do with our finances.
Whatchu Talkin' About? - 7.17.16
Part 2 - "Gains and Losses"
What does it mean to follow Jesus? It's an important question that many people wrestle with. Thankfully Jesus talked a lot about what it means to follow. Jesus brilliantly chooses a well known word picture to illustrate exactly what that would look like when he said, "if anyone wants to follow me they must deny themselves, take up their cross and follow me." This is a big statement that would have no doubt caught the attention and may have even completely scared those who heard it. But what does that mean and what does that have to do with you and your life? We are glad you asked!
Whatchu Talkin' About? - 7.10.16
Part 1 - "Wait, Do What?"
"You have heard that it was said… but I tell you..." The attitude of fight back, it’s not fair, get even, is pervasive in our world. If we don’t get what we want or if we feel wronged we think it is our responsibility to make it right on our own terms. In difficult and trying circumstances as a follower of Jesus, how we respond can make a huge difference. What is the appropriate response when we are attacked and mistreated by others? Does Jesus ask us to be “doormats” for the sake of the Gospel, or does he call us to something that is more challenging?