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.

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Sunday Follow Up

Yesterday, March 17, 2013, Pastor Chelsey shared a message from 1 John 1.5-10 entitled “God is Light.” You can listen to that message on Christ Community Church’s sermon webpage. By the way, if you listen to the sermon, you’ll notice that it ends abruptly with a lot of coughing. Here’s the quote not heard:

There are two ways of spreading light– to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.

-Edith Wharton

One of the things from that message concerned the freedom- or lightness- in decision making that we have in and from our fellowship with Christ. As we seek “to be in the light as God is in the light,” our choices, actions, and attitudes seek to please our Saviour before anyone else.

B.J. Stockman expounds on this idea in his post, “The Goal of Life is not to be Liked.”

This post is a follow up to a message preached by Rev. Chelsey Harmon at Christ Community Church in Nanaimo, BC. It is meant to challenge followers of Christ in their everyday living.

Sunday Followup

On Sunday, August 26th, we finished up our summer series “God’s Wisdom for Your Everyday” at Christ Community Church on the book of Proverbs. Pastor Chelsey shared a message from Proverbs 31.10-31 and challenged us all, men and women, individuals and community, to follow the ways of Lady Wisdom and Christ. You can listen to that message, “The ABCs of Wisdom,” here.

Here’s an article from The Banner in 2011 on “A Proverbs 31 Life.” How does this outlook on the text change its message for you?

This post was created as further study on a sermon topic at Christ Community Church. It is suitable for adults of all ages who study the Bible and desire to live an obedient life to Christ.