Service

The Culture for Christ: "We Serve"

Randy Christian

Success is often measured by how many serve us rather than how many we serve.  This is the world’s approach.  But Jesus said very clearly we would not be like the world if we belong to Him.  So, service becomes a simple expression of love and devotion from us to Him—regardless of whom we are serving.

THE CULTURE OF CHRIST - We Serve study guide

Community: "Can We Handle This?"

Randy Christian

When a community is strong, its members are not self-centered.  Rather, they voluntarily put others—and the community as a whole—as a priority.  Jesus made it clear that service both in this community and to those in the world was essential to Christian community.

COMMUNITY - Can We Handle This? study guide

Thrive

Randy Christian

As we enter the New Year, we need to take stock of the most important — essential — parts of our lives. Join us as we review the essentials with a new guide to rating ourselves and understanding how we should respond to the results.

Thrive Study Guide

I BELIEVE - In The Resurrection

April 20, 2014Randy Christian

Easter is about many things to many people–but Easter is about the resurrection of Jesus. Do we believe this? Do we live accordingly? This Easter Sunday we will explore the difference between “observing” the holiday and really believing in the resurrection of Jesus!

The Essentials

January 8, 2012Randy Christian

Spiritual growth is simple. There are things God has created us to have in our lives, and if we do, we grow. Simple. So why don’t we? Perhaps it is because we don’t understand that those things aren’t just “church things”—that they are related to our marriage and family life, our relationships with co-workers and success in our work, our emotions and how we handle them. No one who practices the essentials fails to grow—and no one who fails to practice them grows.

I AM NOCC: I Am Dirty

October 23, 2011Randy Christian

Are you willing to get your hands dirty? The “correct” answer to that question is obvious—but it isn’t always true. Whether we’re willing to get dirty depends on how we get there, what the “dirt” is, who has it. The question is, how dirty does Jesus want us to get, and is there a place where we say “no more dirt”?

To Believe And Live: The Most Important Dinner Party

July 25, 2010Randy Christian

We’ve all seen the pictures of the Last Supper. It is at once beautiful and mundane. All those people we have heard so much about gathered around Jesus on such an important night. Of course, the pictures are fiction and don’t really look like the real thing at all. How much more is different than our assumptions about the most important dinner party ever?

THE FOCUSED LIFE - Service

Randy ChristianTHE FOCUSED LIFE
“Service”
November 2, 2008

Imagine Jesus devoted to his own pleasure, his own preferences, his own desires. His time spent furthering himself, satisfying himself, and his attention to others a tool to gain his own way. It is impossible to imagine. Jesus was wholly devoted to doing the will of his Father, and to loving others. To be like Jesus is to be focused on God, and on serving others in His name. Join us as we explore the practical implications of service!

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