In this Podcast, Renee shares about her journey with Christ, using her gift of "spiritual gifts" within the church. Then she share's about her marriage and I asked her "What is harder? To learn to forgive or to learn to trust again?" This is a deep podcast on learning to hear Christ.
In this message, Pastor Kevin continues to paint a picture of the future of Marina Christian Fellowship. He focuses on church as a healthy community that is both radically inclusive but also transformative. We are accepted just as we are, but should never expect that Christ will leave us as we are. We often come to "the party" dressed in barbed wire. If we stay in that attire, it is hard for people to love us or for us to love others. Will we put on the new clothes that are offered to us? If we don't put on Christ, our Christianity will be a put on.
Pastor Kevin goes off script and just shares from the heart. After Pastor Ruben shares some brief thoughts on the Gospel lesson, Kevin talks about the restoration of our dreams that God has put on our hearts. He then shared the dream of restoration of our campus. As you listen to this service, you can view the pictures Kevin references HERE.
This was a fun Podcast for me. Bianca and Elsa share how they were bullied by other kids and humiliated by their 4th-grade teacher. they also share their love for animals. And, how they have a passion for social justice when it comes to "Black lives Matter," D.A.C.A. and the LGBTQ community.
We can so easily lose our serenity. Is there a pathway to peace? There is, but it requires a different mindset. Serenity comes from having the mind of Christ. Pastor Kevin paints a picture of sernity through letting go.
But that's not fair! Jesus told stories that opened up a different reality to us. This reality, which Jesus called God's Kingdom, can be hard to see. But once we see it, we can't unsee it. One thing that is most difficult to see and understand is the reality of grace. It can seem so unfair to us. But as Pastor Kevin says in the message, "Thank God that God is not fair!"
Have you ever thought "When is this going to end?" Jamie shares her fight with multiple sclerosis And her dreams of being of model and actress. She shares her loss of your father, The loss of her marriage and this year the loss of her mother. This is a very emotional podcast. How does one trust God. When you've lost everything?
(The picture above is Jamie and her dad)
What are your spiritual training wheels? How can we be tollerant of those who ride the spiritual bike with training wheels and those who don't?