Sunday Follow-Up: We Waver

On Sunday, December 15, 2013, Pastor Chelsey shared a message from Luke 18.18-30 entitled “We Waver…” You can listen to it on our current series website (or in the archives). Like the Rich Ruler, we find ourselves wavering in our decision to follow Jesus.

In “We Were Jumpers Then” Kristin talks about the fiery faith of a new believer and our tendency to trade faith for reason as we ‘grow up’. It’s worth the quick read and reflection.

Owen talks about the disruptive nature of following Christ in “You Will Never Be the Same.” Here’s a preview:

Most evangelicals these days just want a gospel Snuggie. Wrap us up. Hold us tight. Numb us until we can feel nothing but hazy contentment. Go to sleep with a big smile on our face. We’re halfway into a dream when…

Come on, Jesus says. Wake up. We’ve got to get going.

Really, Jesus? we whine. I don’t want to get out of bed. It’s so comfy and warm.

What does following Jesus under normal, ordinary, everyday circumstances look like? A book that might help you think it through is This Ordinary Adventure by Christine & Adam Jeske. The Jeskes have gone from an extraordinary life of following Jesus to a more domesticated- but just as important- one.

 

This post provides stories that build upon a sermon preached by Rev. Chelsey L. Harmon at Christ Community Church in Nanaimo, BC.

Sunday Follow-Up: We Worry

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On Sunday, December 8 2013 Pastor Chelsey shared a message entitled “We Worry” from Matthew 14.13-21 as part of our Advent Series, God is Bigger. You can hear the sermon on our current series page (or in the archives). Today, we’re sharing three different perspectives on God’s intended cure for our worry.

In “The Weeds of Worry” Christina shares how she learned to rest in the work of Christ.

Josh talks about his experience of being reminded some important truths about God by being out in creation in “The Anxiety-Klling Power of Creation.”

And Liz encourages us to do as the Bible says for those who worry: pray together. Read more in “A Prayer for the Anxiety-Ridden Christian.”

 

This post is a follow-up to a sermon preached by Rev. Chelsey L. Harmon at Christ Community Church in Nanaimo, BC. It deals with the topic of anxiety and worry, prayer, and community.