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When I started working on this series many months ago it was titled “comfortable.”  We live in a culture that puts a premium on comfort.  Because of that, as followers of Jesus, it’s easy for us to begin to desire not true faith, but a comfortable faith.   But then the Coronavirus entered our lives and for months life has been very uncomfortable in so many different ways.  And yet, God has been present in our discomfort and in many cases has been teaching us new and wonderful things.  This really shouldn’t surprise us, however, because not only did Jesus not promise us a comfortable faith but in fact, he taught that true faith is often uncomfortable and that it is often in our discomfort, rather than our comfort, that God works most powerfully!

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Uncomfortable

When I started working on this series many months ago it was titled “comfortable.” We live in a culture that puts a premium on comfort. Because of that, as followers of Jesus, it’s easy for us to begin to desire not true faith, but a comfortable faith. But then the Coronavirus entered our lives and for months life has been very uncomfortable in so many different ways. And yet, God has been present in our discomfort and in many cases has been teaching us new and wonderful things. This really shouldn’t surprise us, however, because not only did Jesus not promise us a comfortable faith but in fact, he taught that true faith is often uncomfortable and that it is often in our discomfort, rather than our comfort, that God works most powerfully!

Jun 28 - Uncomfortable Jesus

John 2:12-24

We’re used to and generally prefer a comfortable Jesus who says and does things that comfort us, but a true picture of Jesus also included the fact that many of the things He said and did make us uncomfortable if we confront them honestly.

Jul 05 - Uncomfortable Church

Romans 12:3-4, Hebrews 2:11, 1 Corinthians 12:12-14, Romans 3:22b-24

The church is a wonderful gift, it’s a community and support.  And what we often want is for the church to be comfortable, yet since the church is made of people who are very different and also flawed (as we all are) being the church together can be uncomfortable at times.

Jul 12 - Uncomfortable Bible

2 Timothy 3:14-17, Matthew 5:17-20 & Hebrews 4:12-13 

Although the Bible, as God’s word, is an incredible gift and guide that contains many comforting passages, it also has uncomfortable authority over us and contains uncomfortable truths.

Jul 19 - We’ve got our work cut out for us

Today our Youth Director, Cody Schulze, will be bringing us the Good News.

Ephesians 2:8-10
Our work should carry out the divine command given to us, celebrate the design God implanted in us, and most importantly honor and glorify God. Join us as we take a look at God’s perspective on work.

Jul 26 - Uncomfortable Discipleship

Mark 1:16-20 and Luke 9:57-62

We may like the idea of growing a rich and comfortable faith, but true discipleship is often uncomfortable because it means facing our flaws and shortcomings and seeking to change and grow, all of which come at a price.

 

Aug 02 - Uncomfortable Commitment

Matthew 6:33, 13:44-46, Luke 14:26-27

A lot of people are comfortable with having God in their lives, but many become uncomfortable when they realize that God’s desires is for our commitment to Him to stand above all other things and people.

Communion

Aug 09 - Uncomfortable Cross

I Corinthians 1:18

As people of faith, we tend to have become comfortable with the cross, but there is something inherently uncomfortable about what it means, that we are sinners and that Jesus died what was considered a shameful death for us.

 

Aug 16 - Uncomfortable Mission

Matthew 28:19-20, Matthew 10:42, Isaiah 1:7

Jesus calls us to a faith that includes a mission and that mission can make us uncomfortable as it calls us to things like sharing our faith, serving and caring for others and seeking justice in this world.

Matt Hoyt Preaching

Message by: Matt Hoyt

 

 

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