Well friends, we’re all one week into the national emergency due to the COVID-19 virus. How y’all doing? I’m sure the answers are all over the board. And our answers say much about us — things like where we work, what personality type we have, where we gather our information. But most importantly, this is a great time to find out what we truly value. Testing has a way of making some things clear to us that we can’t see when life is easy, when nothing is asked of us. And what is testing but a time of being asked for things? Let’s dig in this week and see how Jesus handles this, and what it has to teach us, and let’s see why his answers let the crowds utterly amazed.
“You know, my grandfather told me that I would make friendships and memories that would last me a lifetime on this trip. At first I thought he was just trying to hype me up, you know? But now I don’t think he was wrong.” — Aaron Dent, on the way home from Ensenada While we planned and prepared for the Ensenada house-build, I remember thinking, “I’m gonna get to surf, take artsy pictures, eat tacos, meet people from all around the world…blah, blah, blah…” and I did. But everyt
This week’s teaching will be on Psalm 131—a song of hope in the midst of unmet expectations. As the teaching team met yesterday morning, we discussed how believers maintain hope in God’s truths. We have hope because of the things we’ve seen God do, the stories we’ve read in the Bible, and because of our growth in relationship with Him, which helps us better know His character. The hard thing is, sometimes we may not see full justice or complete answers in our own lifetimes, a