Why is it so hard to talk about religion? – Acts 17, Part 1

How do you feel talking about Jesus or about religion? Do you find it easy or difficult to talk with others about these topics? When it come to talking about Jesus, I had a bit of a reality check this week. As a pastor, you can imagine that I talk about Jesus a lot, butContinue reading “Why is it so hard to talk about religion? – Acts 17, Part 1”

A testy parting of ways – Acts 15, Part 4

Editor’s Note: This series of posts on Acts 15 is written by guest teacher David Hundert. Thanks, David! The series of five posts begins here. Saying “goodbye” is rarely easy, especially when it comes on the heels of brokenness. Maybe you’ve experienced one of those goodbyes. As we continue the story of Acts 15, theContinue reading “A testy parting of ways – Acts 15, Part 4”

Is it okay to be a mediocre follower of Jesus? (or is there something more) – Acts 14, Part 3

Is it okay to be a mediocre follower of Jesus? What does Jesus really want from his followers? Have you ever wondered if you are following Jesus in a way that is in line with his desires for his followers? Is it enough to believe in him, and attend church sometimes? Or is there somethingContinue reading “Is it okay to be a mediocre follower of Jesus? (or is there something more) – Acts 14, Part 3”

You are needed on the team! – Acts 13, Part 2

How do you feel about group projects? Do they excite you, or do they frustrate you? Do you think, “These people energize me, and our connection is producing something creative and innovative,” or do you think, “These people are slowing me down. My work is suffering because of them”? I was assigned a group projectContinue reading “You are needed on the team! – Acts 13, Part 2”