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WE ARE FAMILY: Submission

April 6, 2014Randy Christian

The world operates on authority—people telling other people what to do. Success in the world is seen as climbing the ladder of authority—being the one telling others what to do. The church is not immune to this temptation—in fact it often gives into it, accepting as a given that authority is a sign of God’s grace. But Jesus said it would not be that way with us. The key to living differently is understanding submission. But who is to submit to whom? And what does that look like?

DECATHLON: The Passionate Personal God

July 1, 2012Randy Christian

Just as parents set rules for the benefit of their children, God has given us rules by which to live our lives—rules which, if obeyed, strengthen us and draw us closer to Him. These aren’t the rules of an administrator, politician, lawyer or tyrant—but a father who wants a relationship with His children. Join us as we begin our look at the ten commandments by understanding why we have them and the person who gave them!

SO WHAT? There Are Limits

April 22, 2012Randy Christian

As important as freedom is, sometimes the most important thing in our life is freedom curtailed. A small child with complete freedom is in grave danger. In the same way, whether we like to admit it or not, spiritually we are children, and complete freedom will destroy us. Because Jesus rose from the dead, we have limits.

Life Together: Family

September 26, 2010Randy Christian

The closest human relationships are supposed to be found in the context of families. Marriage, children, brothers and sisters—those we live closest with, and with whom we have the most intense relationships. But those intense relationships are not always strong or positive. How do we build family relationships that have the strength they were built to have?