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EPIC TASK | Jan Hux

EPIC TASK | Jan Hux

January 15, 2022

Today we look at Paul's take on God's work of bringing the kingdom of heaven - work that we are invited to be part of. It's an epic task but we'll find that the resources we are given are more than adequate.

SHINE | Aaron Holbrough

SHINE | Aaron Holbrough

January 9, 2022

What enables us to Shine is not our diplomas or our successes but our time spent in the dark.

SALT OF THE EARTH | Jan Hux

SALT OF THE EARTH | Jan Hux

January 2, 2022

Salting the earth is not an add-on to a list of things we need to do – it is the by-product when a community is flourishing, when it’s living life together in the Jesus way.

THE ART OF PONDERING | Jan Hux

THE ART OF PONDERING | Jan Hux

December 26, 2021

As Mary returned to Nazareth after a tumultuous time away, she didn’t have pat answers or tidy explanations of what God was doing. But she had a heart full of memories and had acquired the skill of pondering them in a way that sustained and stretched her.

FOLLOWING A STAR BUT FINDING A SON | Aaron Holbrough

FOLLOWING A STAR BUT FINDING A SON | Aaron Holbrough

December 19, 2021

Sometimes you cannot take what you discover, but you can keep what is revealed. 

A GOD IN THE MANGER | Jan Hux

A GOD IN THE MANGER | Jan Hux

December 12, 2021

The Christmas story is ultimately a story about God, and what the shepherds discover on that wintry night in Bethlehem is a God Who is both infinite and intimate.

RETURNING HOME | Aaron Holbrough

RETURNING HOME | Aaron Holbrough

December 5, 2021

You may not realize that Mary encounters two angels in the birth story recorded by Luke.  One gives her the courage to head to the hill country in Judea, and the other to return home.

OPPOSED OR PERSECUTED | Aaron Holbrough

OPPOSED OR PERSECUTED | Aaron Holbrough

November 28, 2021

It's one thing to say you are being persecuted because of Christianity, but it is a completely different thing to say you are being persecuted because of Jesus.  One enables you to flourish, the other has you criticizing coffee cups.

PEACE WITHOUT WALLS | Jan Hux

PEACE WITHOUT WALLS | Jan Hux

November 21, 2021

In our sadly divided world, peace has been reduced to the absence of conflict and is enforced with walls. But Jesus offers a better way!

A RENOVATION OF THE HEART | Jan Hux

A RENOVATION OF THE HEART | Jan Hux

November 14, 2021

Jesus announces the flourishing of those who are pure. But to get there we don't need to time travel back to an age of innocence - we need a renovation of the heart!

THE HOLY MATH OF MERCY | Aaron Holbrough

THE HOLY MATH OF MERCY | Aaron Holbrough

November 6, 2021

Mercy doesn't really add up....it multiplies-it's the Holy Math.

AN APPETITE TO FLOURISH | Aaron Holbrough

AN APPETITE TO FLOURISH | Aaron Holbrough

October 31, 2021

There are those who flourish not in the results of their efforts, but in their passion for it.  And the world is better for it.

MEEK is not WEAK | Jan Hux

MEEK is not WEAK | Jan Hux

October 23, 2021

Meekness has gotten a bad rap in contemporary life (probably because it didn't stand up for itself!) Seeing how Jesus exemplified meekness can give us a fresh, new perspective on the flourishing life of the kingdom.

THE MISFIT | Jan Hux

THE MISFIT | Jan Hux

October 17, 2021

Flourishing are those who mourn, because they will be comforted.

BENT BUT NOT BROKEN | Aaron Holbrough

BENT BUT NOT BROKEN | Aaron Holbrough

October 10, 2021

Flourishing are the poor in spirit because the universe of God is theirs.  

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