Kicking off the year is often about “speeding up” and grabbing ahold of every opportunity in front of you to grow, do more, and get better. But the truth is, this year is not about all that you could do, it’s about what you’re called to do. The secret to a fulfilling 2020 is not about reaching your potential but living out your purpose.
The church often views Christmas as more of a historical event rather than a present day revolution. The reality is, Christmas is not just about what Jesus did then, but also about what He is doing now.
Joshua was written to show us how to turn a defensive Christianity into an offensive Christianity. There is a ground, a people, a place God has called you to bring the kingdom.
If you need a breakthrough in your life, the best thing to do is help someone else get a breakthrough in theirs.
As Jesus followers, we are called to take new ground; not to dominate, be better than, or be in charge. It's not about us. We simply have a fire to saturate the city of San Diego with the message of Jesus. Our hope is that all of us would look more like Him at the end of these eight weeks.
In life it’s easy to feel small or insignificant in the grand story of eternity. But through Jesus we learn that He would’ve come and died to save even one person. Whether that was you, or your neighbor far from God, Jesus still would have gone to the cross. Because He has always had a heart for the one.
Some things in life leave us stunned, it's this sense of "awe" that captures the human heart. God created us for worship and our lives will only make sense when we find what our soul longs for, God himself.