Rants & Raves and maybe some wisdom
Watch and listen below as Pastor Jason takes a minute to share some of the scriptural heartbeat behind our vision for Fall 2013 at Six:Eight Community Church:
Today we continue our blog series of sermon reflections that we began last week. Our sermon this week focused on the story of Jacob, Israel's 3rd patriarch and their namesake, and his experience of God in the wilderness. When we catch up with Jacob in Genesis 28:10, he's on the run from his older brother Esau and it's all Jacob's fault.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been reading back through the New Testament with a friend of mine. We began with Luke and Acts and have just completed all 13 of Paul’s letters. The words of the Bible are alive by the power of the Holy Spirit who can reveal something new, something deeper every time we immerse ourselves in God’s story.
At the beginning of the year this year, my community group studied an oldie but a goodie: Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline and man, was it good. I wanted to let you all in on one of my very favorite chapters from that book, which focused on the discipline of Solitude...stick with me here, it’s much different than you may think.
In the final sermon of our recent ANIMATE! series, Pastor Jason spoke about why it is so important for us to meet with God in the “Inner Sanctum” and meditate on God’s truth in that sacred place. He summed it up nicely with a quote from the Greek philosopher Socrates: “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Why?
In our blog last week, we took some time to investigate how we can practice some of the things we’ve learned during the ANIMATE! sermon series we just finished up two weeks ago. Remember? It was all about how God calls us to examine our lives so that we can be set free from the “veil of self” that keeps us locked in patterns of sin.