The Generous Life

2022-04-13T11:19:26-05:00By |Next Steps|

God has created and equipped us for a life of generosity. He has given us all a unique collection of talents and resources. As His handiwork, we are called to use these gifts to respond to the “two greatest commandments” – to love God and to love His people. Loving others goes hand-in-hand with generosity. You can give without loving but you cannot love without giving. Ephesians 2:10 We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.  We are stewards, not owners. God is our provider, and He [...]

The Connected Life

2022-04-13T11:33:47-05:00By |Next Steps|

God did not create is to do life alone. He designed us to live in fellowship with Himself and in community with others connected by our common faith. The connected life is lived in healthy interdependent relationships allowing the Body of Christ to function in fullness. Romans 12:4-5 “For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”  Community is Healthy and Life Giving – Life-giving community lifts us up and brings out the [...]

The Abiding Life

2022-04-13T11:34:27-05:00By |Next Steps|

As followers of Christ, we all want to live a fruitful and spirit-filled life. The key to our success is learning to abide daily with Him. Abiding is our foundation for living a God-centered and abundant life. Abiding is not a destination but a journey. As we focus each day on growing closer to Him, we grow in spiritual maturity. The Holy Spirit is our “helper” along the way. Gratitude, obedience and a growing dependence upon Him are fruits of the abiding life. John 15:4-5 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, [...]

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