Thy Will Be Done

January 26, 2020
C.S. Lewis wrote, “There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, in the end, ‘Thy will be done.’ All that are in Hell, choose it.” In this message, Dr. Mark Foster looks at God’s will versus Jonah’s will when it comes to the people and animals of Nineveh. Much of knowing what to do starts with knowing who you are and who God is.
Did you know that it is possible to do loving deeds without actually having love? Jonah is a great example of this. Although he (eventually) went to Nineveh, he still harbored ill feelings toward the Ninevites. Unlike Jonah, we can choose "the most excellent way" and can join God in loving all people!
"Whenever we find our religious life is making us feel that we are better than someone else, I think we may be sure that we are being acted on, not by God, but by the devil."  C.S. Lewis God is ready to forgive.  Are you? In “Let's Try This Again,” join Dr. Mark Foster as he takes a look at the life of Jonah as an example of what God does, how God does it, and how to know if it is truly God or not. The good news is we have a God of second chances and we have thousands of years of brothers and sisters in the faith leading us to the way that leads to life.

Yes

January 17, 2020
"Yes." It's a short, simple word. A word we probaby say many times each day. However, saying "yes" to God is the best decision we can make. In God's Kingdom, even one "yes" can go a long way.

Rock Bottom

January 12, 2020
Discernment performed alone can become delusion. How can you tell if the voice in your head is from God or from a dark place? In “Rock Bottom,” Dr. Mark Foster takes a look at the life of Jonah as an example of what God does, how God does it, and how to know if it is truly God or not. The good news is we have a God of second chances and we have thousands of years of brothers and sisters in the faith leading us to the way that leads to life.
Direction without confirmation is delusion. How do we know what God wants us to do? How can we confirm what God is showing us individually and for our common mission? In “Seeing 2020” Dr. Mark Foster draws from the teaching and practice of the early church in helping us see how to discern what God is showing us. God is always speaking. Our question is, “Do we want what God wants?” or do we just “Want God to give us what we want?"

We Are Called

January 3, 2020
God is calling you and me, which is wonderful news! The problem is, we often don't know how to discern God's voice. Thankfully, we can learn how to better hear God's voice through practice, prayer, and community.