“The 12 Days of Jesus” are meant to deconstruct our traditional views of him – to put us on a path toward the freedom to see Jesus not as tradition teaches he should be, but as scripture says he really is.
This study series dives into the book of John in the Bible to provide practical study as well as thought-provoking questions for creating a meaningful interaction between you and God.
When reading Scripture, there is no shortage of profound spiritual mystery, interaction, and activity, so why is Christianity seen as more organized than spiritual?
The Scriptures describe this meditative state as quietness or stillness, where we refuse to let our mind be unsettled by things beyond our control, and instead focus completely on what God is doing and capable of doing in our lives.
We lose faith when we become preoccupied with our performance. When we begin to measure our faith by our “perfect moral record”, belief leaves our hearts. Burned out by the exhaustion of our human efforts, we will soon leave the church, and in time, leave God as well.
“Deep Strength” is learning how to walk with God in such a way that we are strong from the inside out.
“Deep Change” is a dynamic and transformational experience of God. The result reaches deeper than superficial improvement. We become a different person.
“Deep Thinking” is what will make it possible for us to explain our faith to a confused or curious world in an inspiring way.
When we are deeply spiritual we see God everywhere and in everything. We enjoy the world we see without ignoring the enormous possibilities existent in the unseen.
Rather than condemning and distancing ourselves from Saul, we should study him with great empathy, understanding the inalterable truth that no matter how great our talent or resources, insecurity ignored will undermine us all.