Discovering God: It’s Simple (pt 2)
June 23, 2019 – Jon Silva
What if it is so simple that we missed it even though it’s been there the whole time? Turns out the most important point in Discovering God is the fact that peace with God comes from a single act of trust. It couldn’t be much simpler than that.
It’s not complicated: God is pursuing you. And he is only asking that you trust him.
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Distant, Angry, Silent, Absent, Unfair, Uninterested, and Judgmental. If there is a God then this, many of us assume, is how he/it could best be described.
The God many of us were taught about only cares for “his” people, only cares about those that follow his narrow-minded rules. If you do good God gives you good things, or at least leaves you alone. If you do bad…
But maybe there’s more to God than you’ve heard.
Maybe the story is so much better than that. From the beginning, humanity’s story is the story of God’s unending, unstoppable, audacious love.
Maybe it’s time to take another look at the idea of God.
Maybe it’s time to DISCOVER GOD.
Discovering God: Introductions (pt 1)
June 16, 2019 – Jon Silva
Our goal at Crosscreek is not just change people’s minds about church… but change people’s minds about God. The common thinking may just be (but may not always be put into words): If there is a God, he’s either uninterested, or angry at me. He’s judgmental, silent, distant, absent when I need him. Or, he only shows up when I do something that doesn’t fit within his narrow rules in order to punish or judge me or make me feel guilty. He’s definitely not FOR me. Well, in part 1 of Discovering God, we want to Introduce (or perhaps re-introduce) you to God and have a conversation about some of these misconceptions about WHO God is.
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NOW: Looking Back (pt 1)
May 26, 2019 – Jon Silva
Have you heard us say it before? God is FOR your happiness. In fact, God wants us to be happy NOW. But, so often we can’t enjoy NOW. We are actually robbed of our now and our happiness by either our past, future or life’s distractions. This week in part 1, we cover letting go of our past and the guilt that surrounds it. Listen or watch, and discover with us how you can live NOW, as God intended. Because, the past is over… accept, enjoy, and share God’s love NOW.
NOW: Use It Wisely (pt 2)
June 2, 2019 – Jon Silva
Sometimes what we want now is not always what makes us happy now. We get distracted by things that don’t matter and miss what we could be enjoying… now. We miss what God might want to show us or do through us… NOW. But, what we will discover is the truly great stories are about the people who wisely gave up what they thought they wanted now, for what truly would make them happy now. Listen or watch to find out what we mean.
NOW: I Can’t Wait Until… (pt 3)
June 9, 2019 – Jon Silva
Have you heard us say it before? God is FOR your happiness. In fact, God wants us to be happy NOW. It’s too bad we often miss out on enjoying and experiencing NOW because we are just too busy. Busy hoping, wishing, longing, yearning for a better tomorrow… Sound familiar? Listen or watch and discover with us the solution to being content in any circumstance, fully present NOW. It’s simpler than you might think!
Side note: Sorry about the room audio this week… maybe it’ll feel like you’re actually there? 🙂