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There are few things more powerful than a community of people that is strong and healthy, but too often, communities are neither, focusing more on convenience, greed, and image management than supporting one another. In the Acts 2 church, we see an inspired example is possible when we become a community that gives life.
On Pentecost Sunday, the Holy Spirit came and filled the followers of Jesus, and because the same Spirit is present in us, we are never alone.
Life is richer when we share it with other people—as long as we can figure out how to live with them. At the conclusion of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus shares wisdom about how to live with other people in such a way that our life is built on a firm foundation.
Our anger is nothing more than our wounded ego, our not getting our way or what we want. And this is where Jesus comes in and has the answers to…
Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Today we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and the gift of salvation that we have received.
A stressful lifestyle, being overworked, under-challenged, time pressure, caring for an ill relative, and unresolved conflicts with colleagues all contribute to stress and possible burnout. Any extreme commitment that results in neglecting your own needs, may lead to burnout. This week Pastor Mark helps us understand how to overcome burnout, and how to live today so that we can thrive tomorrow.
Lack of character kills careers, shatters families, and ruins friendships. Character matters because you bring who you are into everything you do. When we open ourselves to the love of Jesus, we can become the kind of people who bring goodness every place we go.