How is it that we are supposed to have Joy and sing "Joy to the World" when the world and life is painful? We all would want to have that sense of Joy in our hearts and in order to have that Joy we need to understand that JOY IS FOUND IN THE THINGS THAT WE DEPEND UPON. The Christmas story teaches us that Joy is possible!
The coming of Jesus brings Peace. Sometimes we have the idea that Peace is a passive thing that all of the sudden will come to us. However, Peace won't just happen, Peace must be pursued. How do we experience Peace in all circumstances?
One of the worst things in live is having no hope. We all tend to look at circumstances to gain hope but, when things don't work out or when we don't see a change, that hope starts to fade away. This is why we put our hopes in things that we can control. The Advent season invite us to put our hope in Jesus because no thing can be eternally reliable but God.
The Advent season invites us to acknowledge that we all have stories to look back on, and a future to look forward to. Our stories of sorrow, pain and injustice are there to remind us of our need of someone or something that would come to change things and to give us hope of a better future. During this season we are preparing and longing for the coming of the Messiah as Israel did in the past to come to bring hope, love, joy, and peace.
Many of us find purpose in what we do for work. Some really love what they do while others struggle to experience fulfillment and are unhappy with their jobs. Christians are challenged to be salt and light, but how can this be possible when you are struggling to like your job?
What we do for work impacts the way how we see and feel about ourselves and others. Our culture says: "WHAT you do for work is what counts." God says: "It is HOW you do your work that counts." We were created to work because our jobs are an extension of God's creativity and plans for his creation. God cares about what you do, but He is more interested in how you do it.
We continue our series of message on Faith & Culture discussing how Jesus wants us to use our money. Pastor David encourage us to think how we view and use money- God have entrusted us with his riches to that we can Use Money and Love People.
In today's culture we see that money is crucial. For some, it represent happiness and stability. For others, it brings security and a sense of achievement. Jesus encourages us to have the right perspective about money because He knows that it can get in the middle of our relationship with him.
We continue our Teaching Series on Faith & Culture with our discussion on Faith & Divorce. Moses, Jesus, and Paul give us wisdom in how to approach this controversial topic. When is divorce permitted? When isn't permitted? This message is shared with truth, compassion and grace, acknowledging that every situation is unique. God is a God of grace and divorce is not the unforgivable sin. Hearts can be healed and relationships can be restored.