Theology is critical to a life of faith as it helps us to understand who God is better and unite with other Christians in the faith. But sadly, theology can also be one of those things that divides Christians. But why? And what do we do when we disagree theologically with one another, even about really important matters? Does it always have to end in division? Jesus invites us into a better way.
Jeff is the Lead Pastor at The Gathering Ottawa and preaches most Sunday mornings.
Many Christians spend a lot of time worrying about who’s in and who’s out, but Jesus didn’t do that. Jesus didn’t play the “us verses them” game but instead created space for everybody. How can we, as followers of Jesus, become unity builders who also create space and refuse to exclude?
Just before Jesus was arrested, He spent some time in prayer for us. Prayed for us. He prayed that “they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you.” (John 17:21, NLT). Clearly, unity is an issue that is very close to the heart of Jesus and something He deeply desires amongst his followers.
The question is “How”? How can we walk in unity and experience oneness? What does it look like to be UNITED in Christ, particularly during this time of polarization and division? And why does it matter?
Jeff finishes his mini-series on Psalm 139, where he shares his adoption story, and we partake in Communion together, virtually.
Jeff speaks this morning on Psalm 139, and how much our lives matter to God.
Jeff concludes our series "How to Unhurry" by tackling the spiritual practice of S-L-O-W-I-N-G. How can the act of slowing down bring us closer to Jesus?
This morning's spiritual practice is Sabbath. How will taking a Sabbath bring us closer to God?
Today we start a new series called “How to Unhurry” where through the next few weeks, we’re looking at four practices for slowing down. This morning, Jeff is speaking on the spiritual practices of silence and solitude, and how that can help us unhurry and connect with God.
Following Jesus is not easy, but it should lead to joy and freedom. How does this happen? What does it look like to embrace the “easy yoke” that Jesus spoke about?
Having MORE time in the day will NOT help. So what will?