We are influenced by the people we spend time with. So the question, naturally, is who are we spending time with? As we look at the first focus of the Being Challenge, we see the community that Jesus committed Himself to doing life with. Who is our community?
Like the chicken or the egg, which comes first? Our habits or our goals. In this introductory message to the Being Challenge, we consider our habits and what drives them. If our greatest goal is to have a healthy relationship with Jesus, do our habits reflect this?
How can we be Inclusive and Exclusive simultaneously? Or should we even be both? In this message we look at how Jesus lived on earth, how He'll roll upon His return, and also what it means to be the church today.
Freedom. Our values state: Anything that once owned us is now a gift we share liberally: time, finances, attitudes, prayers. In this message, we delve into the value of Generosity. Christ has set us free from bondage, and freedom leads us to a generous heart.
We continue to emphasize the values of SPW. One of the most important is Honor. There are immense relational implications to this value, but there are also spiritual implications. We choose to honor all people.
We value Truth! But the question that is most relevant is, "What is truth?" In this message we look at how Jesus defines truth and what the means for our own lives. This Sunday is also known as Life Sunday, which allows us an incredible opportunity for considering truth in the hot topics.
In this 5-week kickoff message, we look at the values that define SPW. Our first one is Engagement. A healthy church engages in its mission and in its people to love boldly. We look at Ephesians 4 for insight from the Lord.
In this final message of the 2020 Challenge - our read-through-the-Bible-in-a-year plan - we conclude with some Scripture on the return of Jesus from 2 Peter and Revelation.