Jesus said, “No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” But what does this mean? And how do we do that?
Darkness regularly describes disorientation, confusion, and even danger. College is great, but it can feel confusing or threatening sometimes too, can’t it? In His own words, Jesus offers to be the light of your world, to make things clear for you, and to tell you what’s true. And not only that, but He also promises […]
Jesus invites everyone, individually, to “come and see” for themselves if He is who He claims to be, and if His offer of truth is real. What better time than college – when everything is up for questions – to make Jesus a part of your exploration?
Third session of Winter Camp.
Fourth session of Winter Camp.
We’re too busy NOT to pray! But we often feel too busy to pause and hear God’s voice; we try to run our days instead of bringing them to the Father. The counter-intuitive response is that the greater the demand on our schedule, the more pressing the need to fight for sacred space with God […]
Isaiah 30 & 31 In these rather chilling oracles, the Lord rebukes his people for going to Egypt for help instead of trusting in him. He warns them that Egypt’s help will come to nothing, but that he longs for his people to trust him, the only one who can help them in their trouble. […]
Isaiah saw that Israel was called to be a witness to the nations around her. He saw Israel as they were – a people of injustice. Isaiah saw and prophesied of a suffering servant who would come to make atonement for the sin of bearing false witness. We are the new Israel and yet, we can […]
An introduction to the sermon series “What Isaiah Saw…”. Isaiah saw the Lord, and everything else we will read in the book flows out of that encounter with God.
CCF students share stories from SSI (Student Spring Impact).
Our priority is seeking the Kingdom — this simplifies our life. Anchored in our knowledge that there is a Father in Heaven who takes care of us… we don’t need to rush to consume. Busy-ness is rooted in the drive for the things we think will make us secure. Learn to pray the prayer “I […]
The gospel and the Spirit of God help us in conflict. To be a believer is to sign up for conflict. Natural tendencies are fight or flight. The gospel is raising conflict (appropriately) and reconciliation/restoration. Peace-makers work hard for reconciliation.
What does it look like to Go, Send, and Reach the World?
Mark 1:35-39, Luke 4:29 If you’ve learned how to say “yes” to the Father, it’s easier to say “no” to others. Jesus is NOT afraid to disappoint people to follow his Father!
So much distraction comes from input and a constant stream of social media. We need to unplug; drive back the forces that clamor for our attention over God and learn to hear God in silence — to pause and let stress melt away in silence and solitude before Jesus. A call to sacred space — […]