April Series: Limitless: Life without Limits
Eternal life is real life. Jesus said, “I am …the life.” He has the power to make it happen and he rose from the dead to prove it. The past way of living has no hold on him or us. The possibilities are limitless. We talk about human potential but when we seek human potential without a view of the risen Christ our vision is too small. This Easter we kick off a series called Limitless. Starting on Palm Sunday and throughout the month of April we will learn how to live more fully in Christ.
March 31 – April 1 Limitless Life
Eternal life is real life. Today we explore the idea of who Jesus is now – the author of a new life with the power to make it happen. The past has no hold on him or us. The possibilities are limitless. We talk about human potential but when we seek human potential without a view of the risen Christ they are always too small. Jesus tells John, “Look at me! I was dead and now I am alive forever and I hold the keys to death and hades.” He is Limitless.
April 7-8 Limitless Faith
Galatians 2:20; James 2:14-17; Romans 6; Hebrews 11, Deuteronomy. 8:1-5
Eternal life starts in the physical world. This new limitless life is a path that we don’t know. A path we’ve never been on before. So we must live it entirely by faith.
April 14-15 Limitless Potential
The eternal life is not simply something that happens to us. It is something God grows with in us. We have it at the moment we believe. Living it is something we grow into. Key to this process is the awareness that we are being called and equipped to shed the baggage the old life to make room for the new.
April 21-22 Saturation
Mark 12:30-31, Ps 42:1-2; Gal 6:7-8; Mark 1:35 (with Matthew 6)
When we come into the eternal life by grace through faith in Christ we receive a gift we neither earned nor deserve. But do we understand what it is? At its heart it is an invitation into a relationship, the most needed and satisfying relationship. As with any relationship there are habits and pattern and ways of relating. So it is with God. He has given us spiritual practices to foster our relationship with him. This week we explore some of those practices and how to engage in them.
April 28-29 Connection
The glory and beauty of the eternal life is not just the quantity of time but the quality. But when the quality of life is marked by the deepest most satisfying relationship then eternity is not long enough. The good news is that eternal life really is eternal because there is a love that redefines love as we know it. This week we explore a love that is infinite and eternal.