Hope Responds

Pastor Sean Palmer invites us to consider what it means to respond in hope, focusing on the model of Jesus to be known for what we are for and not simply what we are against.

We also hear from Pastor Chris Seay, who shares stories and a message of hope from Mexico City, where thousands of migrant travelers rested on their journey to escape violence and oppression in Central America. As Ecclesia answers an invitation to show hospitality and love to these brothers and sisters, where are the places in our lives where we can enter in and bring hope into the darkness?

Hope Is Certain

Pastor Chris Seay continues a conversation we began last week on the vitality of hope in our journey with God and one another. When we have a living hope, we can trust in God’s plans even in times of difficulty and despair, gain vision for a long and unfolding story, and open our hearts in greater gratitude and worship as God meets and sees us where we are.

Hope In The Fire

Pastor Wayne Brown taught from the story of God encountering Moses in a burning bush. As Moses draws closer, God calls Moses by name and calls him into a new adventure with a promise that he will never leave him. In similar fashion, Jesus breathes the Holy Spirit on his disciples with the new mission to boldly forgive the sins of others. Where might God be calling us to encounter Him this week?

Dance Like Nobody's Watching

Pastor Chris Seay taught from the story of King David, and shared about many of the ways God has provided in abundance as we have sought to eliminate the debt at our Downtown campus. This freedom allows our family all the more opportunity to seek God’s will in serving our city and communities around the world. In times such as these, we are called to jubilant celebration.

The Good King

Pastor Sean Palmer invites us to consider our view of leadership, and what it requires to become someone whose example is worth following. As we learn from Moses (and Black Panther), leaders are driven by burden rather than bluster, leaders are called to choose courage, and that each and every one of us is called to embrace the unique responsibility of leading in our circles of influence.

Invaluable

Pastor Chris Seay (with assists from Schindler’s List and Dr. Maya Angelou) asked us to consider what a life is worth. When we truly see ourselves as God has declared us to be, the way we care for our bodies, the ways we work and give, and the ways we are called to remind others of their importance to this world are all radically changed.