Ryan Shervik

Relationships in the Dark

Relationships in the Dark

Have we lost the art of “One Another”. Over 100 times in scripture we read the word’s “one another” we are called to pray for, serve, love, remain in unity, not bite and devour, bear with, forgive, and on and on it goes with '“one another”

But I wonder, have we lost the art of “One Another” in our lives and in our culture? People more than ever are craving relationship and yet we are lonelier and more depressed as a culture than we have ever been.

One Good Conversation Away

One Good Conversation Away

How many of us are one good conversation away. How many people around us are one good conversation away from seeing God move in their lives, their marriages, their workplaces, their homes, their neighborhoods? How many people are one good conversation away from coming to Christ because of hearing the gospel for the first time?

It is a powerful thought. And it is something that we see played out in scripture over and over again.

The Vehicle for change is Conversations

Living Well Part 1

Living Well Part 1

Pastor Ted said a couple of weeks ago that Conversations are construction sites and our words are the building materials. This is true for any human that has ever lived but it is especially important as followers of Christ.

If we claim to have faith in Christ, what should that mean for the way that we live our lives. To have “Faith” is to live as God intends us to live. This morning we unpacked what this word “Faith” means and implies and allowed the story of Philip and the Ethiopian to shed some light on it.

Uncomfortable

Uncomfortable

Nobody likes to be uncomfortable. We avoid discomfort at all costs if we can. We are creatures of habbit. Whether we are in church, a class or our favorite Starbucks we will go to the same seat if it is open every time. Why? Because that is familiar, it is comfortable. We have been told by every commercial we have ever seen that their product or service will bring us more comfort in our lives.

ROOTED: Grow Deep, Live Tall

ROOTED: Grow Deep, Live Tall

Like trees we have to make sure that our root system is strong and deep so that we can grow and live tall in the purpose and plan that God has for us and our lives. If we fail to nourish ourselves on the things that will last we will be like a withering tree that is pushed over at the slightest of storms. But even still we have hope! Even if we are a dried up stump there is still opportunity for us to flourish.