Posts in Humility

Who we are, what we do, and who we want to become is deeply rooted in our faith in Christ. He is at the center of everything we believe. The values of our church community are drawn out of the life Jesus embodied and our desire to imitate Him. In this series, we will highlight each of our values and learn how to allow Jesus' prayer for it to be "on earth as it is in heaven" a greater reality.

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Remember all those old bible stories that we heard as children? Jonah, Samson, David & Goliath, and others? In our mind's eye, they may seem more like cartoon characters rather than real people. In this series we'll be looking at some of these "cartoonish" stories, but taking away all the "cartoon." These stories have a lot to say to us about hope, struggle, and the amazing things that God does in the lives of real people.

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When we were children, we played a game called “telephone” where we would sit in a circle with friends, whisper a message to the person on our right, who would then whisper the message they heard to the person on their right, and so on and so forth. By the time the message worked its way around the circle it was nowhere near the message it was at the beginning.This is also how the message of scripture gets distorted as it passes through the channels of tradition and history. In this series, we will reexamine some of the commonly misinterpreted messages of scripture, which allows us to wrestle with the author’s intended meaning.

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