Blood is interesting! We get squeamish and often avoid it, yet it is vital and necessary to sustain life. It can cause fear and be gruesome, yet if needed, can become the most valuable substance on the planet. Join us for this compelling Easter series where we wrestle with the complexity of a substance, that when shed, has devastated AND provided real, new, hope for all!
This week Rob talks to us about how RESURRECTION changes things for you and everyone!
Have you ever taken something that didn't belong to you? Have you ever been given something you didn't deserve? How about BOTH at once? You took something that was simultaneously given to you! From one vantage point you are an arrogant thief. From the other you are the humble recipient of the greatest gift ever given. And just when you thought it couldn't be real, it was verified with the greatest miracle of all time... He is Risen!
This week Rob explores the amazing sacrifice of Jesus and how it affects everyone of us.
If the spilling of normal, broken people blood leaves a stain and a curse, how much more should God have obliterated us all when we decided to wrongly treat His only son as a criminal?!? We crucified Him. We shed His blood. This seems to demand that we run as fast as we can the other direction or brace for impact. But something inexplicably unexpected happened! Instead of the worst curse, this blood that we stole, lifted the curse!
This week Roy talks about the impact of blood-shed and the power blood has to remove the stains in our lives.
The Bible warns not to spill blood. When blood is wrongly splattered, it brings and leaves a curse. Have you ever wondered why so many corners where violent crimes have been perpetrated continue to be places of violence, destruction, and even death? Blood has been spilled and the stain it left is a curse that can seem impossible to overcome.
This week Pastor Rob talks about the best way to solve physical, emotional, and practical problems.
Have you ever watched someone try to solve a problem with a broken solution? Maybe they were attempting to hammer a nail with a kleenex or save a fish by placing it in a bowl full of air. As people of faith we need to do a better job of solving problems with better solutions while remembering and learning more about the seemingly foolish solution that empowers it all!