In Dent the Universe we are discovering how to make our lives count, how to make an impact, and how the way we live leaves a legacy that draws others to Jesus. Today we discover or maybe rediscover what it takes to live your life at a different level…. You have heard of the 3 R’s – they are the basics of what we need to learn and know, but today we find the real three R’s that will make us successful.
We are looking how to make a difference in the world we live in. Our purpose is not just to do good, but to do Godly good… if we do, then we will be making a dent in the universe. One of the hardest things to do is when we make the decision to come out of hiding and begin actively seeking how to connect, impact, bless, and nudge others toward Jesus. But if we are going to make a dent, we have to come face to face with the way we see things and then see them differently than others.
Today we launch into a brand new series. A phrase that we often say here at The Church @ 434 is that you are called to touch and change the world with the love of Jesus. It is more than a phrase, it is our mission statement. When we take that seriously we are not only being obedient, we are fulfilling our purpose, and we are making the world a different place because of that. Today is the first in a series of studies that are real, practical, and informative if you desire to live a life that makes an impact. The Church @ 434 is on a mission – and we are changing the world.
Today we wrap up The Return series with a study entitled The Celebration. Each week in this study we have been on a quest to discover some life lessons from one of the great comeback stories in all of the Bible. Today we see how the story ends…it ends with a celebration. In our lives there are ways to celebrate that bring honor to God and as we have found out, those details matter. This is a day where we get to put the way we celebrate under the microscope and make sure we are pleasing God as The Return is complete and we turn toward a new beginning.
The Return is an important series in our lives as individuals and as a church ministry. In the aftermath of the coronavirus shut down, we are all trying to figure out how to move back into the world and find a new normal. In our first session we saw the excitement of making our way back but also saw how important it is not to try to take shortcuts. This week we look at some practical Biblical advice on what it takes to start moving forward in The Comeback!
Welcome to The Return. This is an important series at an important time in our lives. We are living in a world where things have been greatly changed by the pandemic and we are on the brink of regathering, reemerging, and reorienting as a church ministry. So this series allows us to take a look at an important event in Biblical history and discover some life lessons for us as we return to a new normal in the world around us.