Beauty In the Storm
During this 3-part series we will explore ways to look for beauty within stormy circumstances. There is no doubt, historically, that the life of Jesus took place during an incredibly turbulent time in the ancient Middle East. And yet, the compelling vision he offered and lived unfolded in stark contrast to that storm.
Join us as we follow a wonderful example from ancient times, applied to our times.
Part 1: Facing Hopelessness
Hopelessness creates inertia, resisting our ability to move freely. In the midst of storms with their uncertainty and darkness, a sense of hopelessness can silently settle into our souls, stifling the better angels of our nature, paralyzing us with worry and concern. How do we face that hopelessness with God’s help?
Sunday August 30, 10:30am
Part 2: Faith to Move
Moving beyond the storms may require us to take risks, to trust in a way that lies beyond our private imagination. That leap outside our comfort zone can be hard, so how do we find the faith to move? Such faith is not about finding the “perfect” way to see the world, but instead it is a challenging call to action.
Sunday September 6, 10:30am
Part 3: Pushing Toward Beauty
Settled as we are in the relative comforts of 21st century life, what do we stand to learn from the tumultuous nature of the world Jesus walked in? Political intrigue, rebellion, and civil war were very much real and at play. It is a lesson about tumultuous times within us.
Jesus offered the “Beatitudes,” joined by actions that clearly offered a stark alternative to the forces of darkness that surrounded them. It was a storm that pushed towards beauty – a powerful message for our time.
Sunday September 13, 10:30am