When you practice Christianity, but you don't practice it under grace - the great equalizer - you might start to feel like you're climbing a hierarchy. The hierarchies we build in our minds have to come down if we're going to understand the true gospel and Jesus's mind-blowing love for us.
Listen to guest speaker Philip Pattison of Foster the Bay speak about the incredible joy and exceptional sacrifice of supporting kids in foster care. God's word specifically says to stand with the weak and fatherless (Psalm 82:3). When we acknowledge that every person has intrinsic value and begin to stand with those who are suffering we will start to see a transformed city.
There is an allure to placing our hope in the things that we can see in this life. Often times, the enemy attacks the things that we value the most in order to attack our faith. How do we protect ourselves and keep our souls for the things that will last forever?
How do we keep a sound mind in the midst of stress, worry, or dark times? How do we keep sane when everything around us is going crazy? For most of us, the greatest battles we face are in our minds. Learn how to offer yourself up in surrender to God's gospel of peace.