The Vegas Massacre

WE ARE HARD-PRESSED ON EVERY SIDE, YET NOT CRUSHED; WE ARE PERPLEXED, BUT NOT IN DESPAIR…

In this week’s conversation, Heather and Diana reflect and acknowledge the tragedy that broke many hearts and took too many lives:  the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, October 1st.  Faced with a display of pure evil, questions about God’s sovereignty and goodness are bound to arise.  Heather and Diana turn to scripture to explore answers to these questions and try to understand what it means to suffer as Christ followers.

They also pray for the families of those whose lives were taken and for those who were injured physically and emotionally scarred by the events of that horrific night.  They pray for peace and the Light of Christ to flood into their lives as they heal and recover.  And they pray that the assurance that God is just will be a comfort to their souls.  “For it is written, ‘Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,’  says the Lord.” Romans 12:19

Looking to Jesus: PART X

CARRY NEITHER MONEY BAG, KNAPSACK, NOR SANDALS; AND GREET NO ONE ALONG THE ROAD…

Have you ever wondered, “How am I going to do the seemingly impossible things Jesus calls me to do?”  Have you ever looked around at your limited resources and not-so-favorable circumstances and wondered, “So, how exactly are you going to provide, Lord?”  Have you ever wondered, “Will He truly fulfill His promises?  Will He really do what He said He would do?”  If so, then this week’s conversation is for you.  Heather and Diana dive into Luke 10, when Jesus sends out the 70 with instructions that really test their faith and yet give them the opportunity to experience His provision and power in ways they couldn’t imagine.

 

Looking to Jesus: PART IX

…HOW MUCH MORE WILL YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER GIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT TO THOSE WHO ASK HIM!

Jesus modeled for us a relationship with God that is both revolutionary and encouraging.  He cried out to God as Father and invites us to do the same.  And as our father, He wants to provide for us.  This week, Heather and Diana discuss how we can follow the example of Jesus and walk as trusting children of God the Father.

Looking to Jesus: PART VIII

…THAT THEY MAY BE ONE JUST AS WE ARE ONE…

Jesus prayed for us the night He was betrayed and He continues to pray for us as He sits on the throne next to the Father.  And He constantly prays for us to experience perfect unity.  In this conversation, Heather and Diana explore the reasons why unity with one another is linked to experiencing God’s glory and love, to deepening our intimacy with God, and to strengthening our ability to convince the world that Jesus is truly Lord of all.

Looking to Jesus: PART VII

…YOU WILL KNOW THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE.

Do you want to be a slave or do you want to be free?  In this conversation, Heather and Diana discuss how Jesus, the one who paid the high price for our freedom with His blood, is very clear about how we can fully step into our lives of liberty.  Listen in as they unpack a familiar (but always powerful) passage from John 8.

 

Looking to Jesus: PART VI

KNOWING THAT THE FATHER HAD GIVEN ALL THINGS INTO HIS  HANDS…

To celebrate this 4th of July, let’s look to the One who has died for our freedom – JESUS!  In this conservation, Heather and Diana spend time reflecting and discovering one of the unexpected ways Jesus used His divine power.  Can we follow His lead and use the power of our renewed lives to humble ourselves, kneel, and wash another’s feet?

Looking to Jesus: PART V

IF YOU KNEW THE GIFT OF GOD…

This week’s conversation is a celebration of who Jesus is:  the one on whom we have the privilege of focusing our eyes.  Heather and Diana discuss the encounter between Jesus and the woman at the well in the book of John and hone in on one particular phrase that the Holy Spirit has recently highlighted in both their hearts.  Join them as they discuss “the gift of God.”