New Life Wichita
I Love Jesus, But I Cuss A Little

I Love Jesus, But I Cuss A Little

May 10, 2020

You're not perfect and God knows that. Spoiler alert: He wants a relationship with you anyway. And it's not just Heaven someday when you die, it's so much better than that!

Where’s God?: Boyfriend god

Where’s God?: Boyfriend god

May 3, 2020

Boyfriend god, the god whose presence is always felt…a god that is so close, you feel him all the time. So, when you don’t feel him, you assume he’s not there or doesn’t care. That god does not exist.

Where’s God?: On-Demand God

Where’s God?: On-Demand God

April 26, 2020

On-Demand God, the God who responds to fair and selfless requests the way we would; like a genie in a bottle, does not exist. While we have permission to ask God to ask God for anything, God has the right to say “no” to our requests. God my not give us what we ask for, but he will give us what we need: sustaining grace.

Where’s God?: Bodyguard God

Where’s God?: Bodyguard God

April 19, 2020

Body-guard God…the God who doesn't allow bad things to happen to good people…the God that will protect you from all things harmful, does not exist. Your personal circumstances do not (necessarily) coincide with God’s feelings about you. God’s apparent inactivity in your life is not a reflection of his existence, presence or activity in the world…or your world.

Easter 2020

Easter 2020

April 12, 2020

We all have problems. Problems we know of, and an ultimate problem we may not. What if God offers the solution to it all?

Tough as Nails: Once Upon a Time

Tough as Nails: Once Upon a Time

January 26, 2020

There was once a version of Christianity that was awe-inspiring. Once upon a time . . . Jesus stood against the injustice of an empire and the hypocrisy of the temple. He introduced God as Father. He taught his followers to love their enemies and forgive everyone. Jesus never wrote a word or traveled farther than he could walk. But he taught a way of thinking, believing, and behaving that, though it was foreign and seemingly impractical, changed the world forever. Jesus isn’t finished changing the world.

Tough as Nails: Fix your eyes

Tough as Nails: Fix your eyes

January 19, 2020

Is our version…your version of Christianity worth the price paid for it? What does that version look like? The New Testament records that early Christians didn’t fear loss or even death. They were humble because their confidence wasn’t in themselves; it was in Jesus. That faith in who Jesus was and what he had done for them freed them to boldly love others. Does our faith look like that?

Tough as Nails: In the Beginning

Tough as Nails: In the Beginning

January 12, 2020

With danger and uncertainty in the world…with division, violence, terrorism and mainstream and social media filled with stories that feed fear…in an election year with a nation that is utterly divided, filled with anger and angst and divisive rhetoric, it’s difficult not to be anxious and afraid, to take sides and to operate out of fear. But Jesus offers us another option.

Wishful Thinking

Wishful Thinking

January 5, 2020

We all have wish lists. But there are some wishes that, if we keep them front and center, they will make our lives better, our relationships richer and our faith journeys more exciting.

Unexpected God: The greatest promise never to be broken

Unexpected God: The greatest promise never to be broken

December 24, 2019

Making a promise is easy. Keeping a promise is much harder. Yet, despite our sin, God keeps his promise…a promise that the door will always be open to a relationship with him. So, what’s keeping you from taking God up on his promise?

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