God has done an incredible work in you. Don’t you ever doubt that. But what he has done in you he wants to do through you.
If our hearts aren’t filled with awe and gratitude, if we stay complacent in worship, if we don’t access the joy of our salvation, there may be many issues but one of them is definitely we aren’t seeing ourselves like the woman in this story. Someone who has been forgiven and released. If we saw ourselves as trapped in a prison, but then Jesus comes with the keys and let’s you out after 20 years, we be lifting your voice and your hands, tears would be streaming down your face, nothing would be held back.
Listen to this story and realize maybe for the 1st or 100th time that we are great sinners, but we have a great savior and because of him everything changes.
In this message Pastor Kevin Platt preaches on the three prayerful expectations we have for Missio Dei Mesa over 2019. Each of these prayerful expectations press us closer to our King and forge friendships binding together on Mission. Listen in as we talk through what we think following the Holy Spirit could look like over the next year.
Even more than the passive comments from others is the incessant inner voice that tells her she is not enough. Can you see yourself in this story?
Is it because of the life you used to live, the failures of this week, the echoes of parents and friends who told you you were lacking, not quite enough. And you never would be. Hear the voice of the Spirit affirming the promises proven true in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus- you may not enough on your own, But you are loved.
The gospel is not that you need to clean yourself up, get rid of your disgrace, and then God will bless you. But that in your messiness, Jesus himself has taken on your disgrace to give you new life. Jesus is more than enough and he speaks a better word over you. He didn’t just come for the lonely, lost, left out, and hurting- he came especially for the lonely lost, leg out and hurting. He has taken away your reproach and renewed your calling in God’s world. Find hope, the Lord has remembered. Find purpose, he has given you a role in his story. Find some time, Prepare your heart for the return of the king.
We start our Advent series with a stirring reminder of the Story of God is not a set of ideas, but events that have been accomplished and those that have yet to happen. The True Story of Jesus welcomes skeptics and stirs the hearts of those who follow Jesus. We pray this sermon from Luke 1 is used by the Spirit to point you towards Jesus and better equip you to play your role in God’s story.
How do we find hope in a world where it seems like evil, injustice and wrong always win? If Jesus conquered the grave and the power of sin, how come we still have to endure so much confusion and suffering? James gives us some practical answers on how to live with hope and endurance until things are finally and fully made right.
There is more to life than the American story which is some version of Live. Work. Consume. Die. The gospel calls us to a different story where we see our work, money, resources, time, plans, and dreams as gifts to steward for the flourishing of creation.
Listen in as Jake Lorenson tells the good news of a better story from the book of James.
Listen in to this sermon from Acts 1 where we are given two anchors provided for God's people in tumultuous times.