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Life is filled with various demands and expectations. Some of these expectations are good and unfortunately some of them are bad. The Christian life is not expectation free. Being a follower of Christ brings a new set of expectations and responsibilities. The good news of the Christian life is that it is not our efforts that fulfill these expectations. The are the byproducts the fruits or the process of abiding in Christ. They are not what we do but what Christ does in us and thru us.
We all know the disappointment of unmet expectations. What do we do when even God doesn't meet our expectations?
"You just need to believe more..." Have you ever told yourself those words? Listen to this Mill City training podcast where JD has a conversation with John Nielsen about the danger of succumbing to the spiritual weight of expectations. They touch on burnout, shame cycles, spiritual disciplines, finding peace, practicing God's presence, and growing up evangelical.
Jesus existed to change the world. Everywhere he went to preach he was actively changing hearts and minds to understand something new, something different. Today, Mending Place at South City Church celebrates it's official grand opening. Follow along with Pastor J. Lewis and Pastor D.M. Gates as they talk a bit about the changes two churches made to become one in a bold and successful move. A move that not only benefited both churches but more importantly, further strengthened the body of Christ and impacted a community. Find out why change is not something to fear and why we she should strive to exceed expectations as Jesus intended us to.
To make a wish is to wait for something magical to happen. To hope is to have the expectation that things can be better for you. God never designed or desired us to be average. Hope is supported by the love of God, is encouraged by promises, and is sure, being fixed on Christ and his righteousness.
If it's true that we get what we expect, it's worth noticing our expectations. To help put things in perspective, we explored what Paul expected to see in the lives of Thessalonian Christians. Some of he expected may just surprise us because he expects to see this in our lives as well.
Apostle Dan Dyer discusses the nature of ARM, a bit of our history, and what expectations are for current and new members.
Our relationship with God is a covenant. And in covenant relationships there are things that God expects of His people. There are also things we can expect of God. We welcome Darren Roorda -- the Canadian Ministry Director of the Christian Reformed Church -- as our guest preacher this morning.
Knowing and Loving Jesus in 2015! Join us Sundays at 9:00 and 10:45 AM as Pastor Ray walks us through the Gospel of John. These Sunday messages will help you to create an unquenchable thirst and a clear path for PURSUING, KNOWING and ENJOYING Jesus in a way that transforms every aspect of your life — making you more useful for this world and more ready for the next world.
Today we talk a little about how God always comes through but not always according to our expectations or time table. Sometimes when God answers prayer the answer isn’t what we expected. Sometimes the prayer isn’t answer in the way we would have expected.Sometimes the prayer is answered through someone or through a situation we least expected. Sometime the answer to our prayer comes when we least expected.God doesn’t alway answer our prayer according to our expectations or in ways that we would prefer BUT one thing is true …. God answers prayer. I will also share how God has recently answered the prayers of LRC regarding a facility for Sunday worship. We will see that God has given us an answer to our prayers. He is faithful - always has been and always will be. Please listen for the details and be encouraged as God leads us.