During the kickoff to the new series “Real Mature”, our campus pastors got together and had some fun at a pretty childish game. We take God seriously, but not ourselves.
There’s no decision in life that comes with 100% certainty. Saying “yes” to Jesus requires faith.
Sometimes you can be in a relationship so long that you think you know all there is to know. You make the mistake of not continuing to pursue relational growth and settle in to the status quo.
Matthew had no idea what was on the other side of Jesus’s invitation to “Follow Me.” Matthew followed Jesus, pursued closeness, and their relationship grew. Jesus gives us the same invitation today.
God desires that you would know Him, but He won’t force you to seek Him. The Bible tells us that when we seek Him, He will reveal Himself to us.
God is not an abstract idea or a religious doctrine. He’s a person. And because He’s a person, He can be known personally – by you.
It’s not about factual knowledge or religious rituals. Jesus came so we could develop an ongoing, personal relationship with Him and have eternal life.
The next step in spiritual maturity always lies in front of you. It’s a choice to grow spiritually and requires constant effort.
While we may be physically progressing toward death, we can become more alive spiritually with each passing day. Through Christ’s work on the cross, we get to be as spiritually vibrant and alive as we choose to be.
Being a mom can be the hardest job in the world. What questions would a kid ask if they were searching for a mom?