Sunday, April 22 2018 | Trevor Barton
The message that most people hear and see from the church is about a better life after this life, often to the neglect of our life now. Many of us grew up hearing sermons that preached against fun: good times and good music with good friends.
The only problem with that version of faith is Jesus. Jesus was known as a fun guy to be around. When he showed up to a party it was sure to be a memorable night. Jesus said He came to give us life. Real life. Better life.
The first step to living the life Jesus died to give us is realizing how short this part of eternity is. If you want to make your days count, count your days.
Sunday, April 29 2018 | Trevor Barton
936. That’s the number of weeks that families and the local church have to influence the next generation. 936 weeks to model faith and lead well. 936 weeks to fight for their purity. 936 weeks to make generational faith personal faith.
Whether you are a parent, aunt, uncle, grandparent, friend, teacher, volunteer, or just a member of a small group, we all have a chance to influence kids and students. We have 936 weeks. Let’s make them count!
Sunday, May 6 2018 | Trevor Barton
Every second, of every minute, of every hour, of every day is significant. Significant because it could be your last. When you live with that fact in mind it shapes how you live your life and how you see your days.
Our goal everyday is to live well. But we spend so many days wallowing in pettiness, unforgiveness, and anger. Our goal is to live well, but we waste more days than we live. What if there were a way not only to begin living life, but even to redeem the past? What if the days you’ve wasted could become days you lived well?
Sunday, May 13 2018 | Trevor Barton
People are busier than they’ve ever been. Ask someone how they are doing and they will most likely respond by telling you about everything they’ve crammed into their calendar for that day. In our culture being busy is a virtue. But what if the pace at which we are living our lives is actually rendering us ineffective? What if the pace of our lives is detracting from our purpose? If we want to make our days count we have to stop filtering our lives through the parts and the crazy schedules, and begin filtering our days through our purpose.