Do you find yourself stuck in the same place, saying the same things, going through the same motions? What if there was something MORE for us - as individuals and as a church? What if God was calling us to "take new ground" in our lives, our relationships, our communities and our world?
This is what He called Joshua to do. Despite his fear, Joshua stepped out and led the Israelites to take new ground. We can do the same.
Families. We all have one, and they come in many flavors — traditional, blended, single parents, loving, dysfunctional, or barely tolerating each other. Does yours need a complete overhaul? Or is it doing well and just need a little fine-tuning? Either way, God has a plan for your family — in fact, His plan is the best one! Let's see what a family following God's plan can look like.
In Romans 6-8, Paul talks about the tension we all face as followers of Jesus: The tension between our old selves and our new selves. It would be nice if once we decided to follow Jesus we would never fall into our old patterns again, but they are there everyday. Is there hope? Can we move from the “old me” to the “new me”? Paul says, “yes."