Have you ever heard the saying, "The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior"? As true as that statement may be, it doesn't allow for the possibility of change. Instead of being stuck in the same patterns, what if we asked and allowed God to change us and make us into someone new?
What if we saw the struggles in our lives as an opportunity? It's the little things that make an impression on others: our attitudes, our integrity, our generosity. Pastor Jim uses the life of Joseph to talk about the difference a relationship with God can make in even the most painful of life's circumstances.
The rhythm of life is designed so that one season ends and another begins. At that time, it becomes necessary to leave behind things of the past to prepare for tomorrow.
These days the church is known for what we are against more than what we are for. Jesus said that the world would know us by our radical love. What if we chose love as the default answer for every option we are faced with?