In the heart of Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi stands a short but compelling statement. Paul writes: “Christ alone, because Jesus has made me his own.” This reality shaped Paul’s life. It shaped is letter to the Philippians. And, it’s meant by our Father to be life shaping for us today. As we […]
What does it mean to be still? Did you know our Father calls us to practice the discipline of “being still” for our good? In this series we explore what it means to be still, why we so desperately need to learn (or relearn) this practice, and how to make this practice a consistent part […]
What does it look like to live a life increasingly shaped by the gospel? In this deeply personal letter written to a young church plant in Colossae, Paul explains that a gospel-shaped life is one which submits to the supremacy of Jesus in all things, embraces the centrality of Jesus in all things, and rests […]
Mission Refocus is the anti-business, business meeting. It is the business meeting that isn’t. Perhaps, you could call it the un-business, business meeting. Alright, maybe we’re overstating things a bit, but here’s what we’re getting at. Whatever you call it, we’re simply trying to communicate this reality. We are Christ’s church. We’re not a business. […]
Found in Matthew 5:1-12, the beatitudes (from an old latin word meaning blessings) are eight pronouncements of blessing Jesus makes to his disciples. Jesus came as a merciful king to rescue rebels out of the kingdom of darkness into his kingdom of light. These two kingdoms stand in stark contrast to each other. In the […]
Earthly adoption provides us with a beautiful picture of what spiritual adoption looks like. And, the realities of our spiritual adoption in Christ serve to fuel our passion for and commitment to adopt and support those who are seeking to live as adoptive families.