From Matthew 8:5-13. This centurion “outsider” was bold (perhaps desperate) enough to approach Jesus and humble enough to ask for help. Some might call it an opportunistic faith, but Jesus saw a simple, confident faith and called it remarkable faith. Consider this story with us and how it might reshape our ideas about faith.
This is the first message in our new fall series – Real ID. This series will explore the blessings followers of Jesus Christ have in Him and how these spiritual realities transform who we really are. Ephesians 1:1-14 will serve as our framework for this series. Josiah will kick things off this Sunday with a message on what it means for followers of Christ to be blessed in Him with “Every Spiritual Blessing.”
From Luke 5:1-11. This week’s passage lays out Jesus’ call to Peter to step into the middle of the greatest story ever told by trusting Him in faith and joining Him in the mission of proclaiming the Good News. Join us as we explore Peter’s call and the implications of this defining moment on our lives as followers of Christ today.
Pastor Bob Whitaker shares a message on “Being Christian in the University.” Bob is looking forward to sharing with you some insight from scripture on how to approach the place to which God has called you at this period in your life. It’s always a treat having Bob speak at Connexion!
From Luke 19:1-10. In this passage we see a man named Zacchaeus who had a planned but yet unexpected encounter with Jesus. Zacchaeus might have wished to be anonymous but upon encountering Jesus he dropped his guard and became totally honest with the Lord. It changed his life forever – honesty with God always produces change.
Several members of our Cx ministry team and upperclassmen share one thing they wish they would have known about their faith in Christ and a specific topic when they were in college (or earlier in their college career). Topics include: career, dating, personal identity, “Living the College Dream,” and more.
From John 8:1-11. Surely forgiveness is the most remarkable divine demonstration of grace that anyone can imagine or experience. John 8 tells a story of this remarkable gift from God, a gift that is the epitome of Jesus’ life and teaching. Divine forgiveness is wonderful, but to be fully appreciated it must be fully embraced – it requires both offer and acceptance.
From John 3:1-17. At least one thing is clear from Nicodemus’ encounter with Jesus – knowing about God is not the same thing as knowing God. Being religious is not the same thing as having a relationship with God. We’ve heard Jesus’ words, “you must be born again” so many times, but sometimes familiarity eclipses the meaning of words. Let’s go back to that encounter and try to understand it again.
Josiah continues the series This Year in Your Faith with a message entitled Community in Your Life. Listen as Josiah helps us consider what it means to go ‘all in’ in our faith in Christ this year.
This is the first message in our fall 2015 series Encounters With Jesus. John the Baptist has several encounters with Jesus, the first coming while he is still in the womb of his mother. All these various encounters with Jesus tell a story of faith. As we consider John’s encounters with Jesus we realize that faith is not a static reality but a life-long experience.