This latest podcast sees us shift gears a little and begin to focus on the basics of what it means to be a cheerleader in terms of helping others find and develop their faith in God. The guys look at the idea that chasing after God ultimatly leads us into greater relationships with other people. In fact they suggest that loving other people is how we go about loving God.
This is a short 20min talk Mike gave at the ten year anniversary of his group, ‘small boat, big sea’. As always Mike makes a lot of sense out of what should be our main focus and challenges some of the entrenched thinking that has bogged down many of us who have spent our lifetimes trying to marry evangelism with social justice.
God is a person and so it is not possible to lay out a linear process to get to know him. Like all relationships they are unique and they take work and no-one can do that work for you. This week Steve and Randy explore the idea that getting to know God is more like learning to dance than like learning a skill.
Relating with God is a two way street. We have spoken a lot about who God is and what he is like but this week Steve and Randy discuss what God wants from us. How should we react and respond to God? Is he someone who needs to be pleased and appeased or is he looking for a much wilder, trusting response from us?
How would you define “missional”? I would identify 3 characteristics which, combined, indicates that a person or a community is being missional.
Missional is Incarnational. To be incarnational is to spend time with “sinners” (Luke 5:29 – 32 and 15:1); Jesus was present on a regular basis with people who needed God’s grace and love. To be missional means taking the time to sit down with those who do not yet know God, to be involved in their lives, to participate in their activities, and to earn the right to share one’s own experience of life lived by faith in Jesus. To be missional takes time! Read More
This week the guys discuss the issue of what is God like. Often we have either accepted or rejected God on a warped understanding of who God is. In in fact our understanding of God is flawed from the beginning then the more zealous we are, the worse it will be for us…
This week the guys begin a conversation about some of the reasons why people shy away from opening themselves up to God.
This week Steve and Randy begin a new series looking at the basics of what it means to live as a disciple of Jesus. This introduction covers 3 spiritual journeys that each of us need to get a handle on as we attempt to live for Jesus.
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