Posts tagged with god

God's Good in our Suffering

What do we mean when we say that God works all things together for good? What is that "good?" Understanding the "good" that has for you in your moments of pain, hurt, loss, suffering or trials will shape how you respond in these dark moments. It will show you where you can find hope. It will reveal the greater purpose of what God is at work to accomplish in your life. What is that "good?"...Read More

What Do You See in the Nativity Scene?

What imagery pops into your head when you think of Christmas? Is it the nativity scene? I think it is for many, if not most Christians. The nativity scene is beautiful on many levels, isn't it? It produces such a peaceful and happy sight, as we behold the sweet baby boy in a manger, with a glowing mother and proud father, onlooking shepherds, amidst farm animals in a barn. As wonderful as this image is, it is easy for us to get lost in it's tranquility and miss out on the grander reality of what really took place....Read More

4 Reasons to Delight in the Law of the Lord

When many read commandments and the law of God in the Scriptures they quickly characterize God as “bossy” and Christianity as about nothing more than rules that must be followed. So how is it that the Psalmist can delight himself in the law of the lord and meditate on it day and night? Who would want to dwell so much on something so burdensome? Here are 4 benefits that God’s law gives us that lead us to delighting in the law of the Lord!...Read More

Finding Comfort in God's Multi-Faceted Glory

We go to different places to meet different needs. We go to the grocery store for food, the hardware store for tools, the hospital for medical care, and so on. Thankfully, God in His Multi-Faceted Glory offers to meet all of our greatest needs in and of Himself. He needs no help and we need no look elsewhere. As Israel lost hope in exile Isaiah comforted them with this reality, a reality we should meditate on and rejoice in regularly!...Read More

Finding Your Confidence

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by where God has placed you or a challenge you have faced in life? Most, if not all of us, have. This feeling of being overwhelmed and stressed rises as we lack confidence. So where can we find confidence to face the challenges of life or step out and take a risk in serving God? The world points you inward, but God points us elsewhere....Read More

God's Varied Approaches to Loving Us

God doesn't take a cookie cutter approach to our growth. Isaiah uses the picture of the relationship between a man and some dirt to help us see this beautiful aspect of God's grace towards us....Read More

Explore God

Does life have a purpose? Is there a God? Why does God allow pain and suffering? Is Christianity too narrow? These are just a few of the questions we ask ourselves as we consider our place in the world and try to make sense out of life. These are some of the biggest questions we will ever wrestle with and thus we need to invest ourselves into finding answers. On September 8, 2013 we will be starting a new series called, "Explore God," where we want to look for answers from the Word of God to these questions. Our goal in this series is to engage Round Rock in a spiritual conversation that will help us find peace for our restless souls by allowing God to answer these life altering questions. Whether you are in Round Rock or a surrounding community come out and join us as we explore God...Read More

Easter 2013 - Celebrating Eternity's Greatest Hero

With Easter being only a couple of weeks away we want to invite you to come and celebrate with us and take a moment to think about what Easter is really all about. The first thing that comes to mind for many when thinking of Easter cute bunnies or candy-filled eggs, but the truth is that Easter is about something infinitely bigger, it is about a Hero, THE Hero, who came to do what no one else could. Easter is an opportunity for us to remember that eternity's greatest Hero tasted death so that we might have life and we can have hope because of His victorious resurrection. Come and learn more about why Jesus is eternity's greatest Hero and celebrate the hope and the many promises this brings on Sunday March 31, 2013 at 6pm....Read More