Jesus taught using stories because they were effective in helping people understand the most important story - God's story.
Over 4 weeks in SHIFT, we'll explore some parables that Jesus shared; and through them, we hope to be challenged to love others and live our lives in a way that honors God! Also, through learning these stories, we'll become more confident in sharing God's story of love in creative ways to people close to us.
Join us the next few weekends at SHIFT for a unique way of worship and great discussion groups. Every weekend at 10:30am and 12pm.
Upperclassmen. You are the few, the proud, the awesome. This Friday we're launching our bi-weekly leadership group for 11th and 12th graders called Varsity.
What is it? It's organic. It's natural. It's real... real community, real life discussions, and real life principles to get you ready for the real world!
Come check us out this Friday at 6:30pm in the Studio. And sign up to receive text updates for Varsity HERE. We have a lot in store! ;)
New Series in SHIFT.
2 Corinthians 5:17 - If anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation. The old has passed, all things are new.
Join us at SHIFT as we discuss how we can live in this new life we have found in Christ. August 21st - September 11th. Sunday at 10:30am & 12pm.
He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly comes to ruin.
Insight: In this world of social media everyone has an opinion. It's not like everyone in the past didn't have an opinion it's just that they didn't have the ability to express it like we have in the "information age". A quick reading of your Facebook or Twitter timelines will tell you that opinions are everywhere nowadays. And most of them are foolishly spoken. This proverb talks about the person who speaks without considering their words beforehand. Foolish and quick words destroy a life because they are usually based on lies. The person who speaks without thinking is the person who speaks anger words, speaks promises they cannot keep, and speaks fairy tales to flatter themselves in their own eyes and the eyes of others. No man can live a lie for long because eventually the truth comes out and crushes them. Truth reigns in the end. No one can speak a hot-tempered, bad-timed word without lighting their soul on fire.
Application: Do we think before we speak? Do we Google before we tweet? Do we consider others before ourselves? Once again, out of the heart a man speaks (Lk 6:45). We must be careful not to speak out of anger or pride and consider thoughtfully how our words will impact our hearers.