Without even leaving our home, we have the ability to people around the world grow closer to Christ. Maybe you’ve been through some difficult things, and you feel like you could help others who are going through similar things. Or maybe you want to encourage others to follow closer to Christ – or you just feel like you have more to offer but you don’t know what to do.
In January, Jeremy joined a meet-up in Houston that brought together fellow Life.Church Online attenders. Jeremy and his family connected with several others in the Houston area and joined a LifeGroup that met each week to watch and discuss the Life.Church messages.
Remember that time when you were at home and it seemed like everyone was in a bad mood? You had a decision at that point, and you did one of two things: you let the environment affect you, or you affected the environment.
Topics: stay positive
Recently, I sat down to talk to Brannon, who has been leading LifeGroups for over a decade. We got to talk briefly about our experiences with leading people over the years. Whether we led people face-to-face or long-distance, one characteristic stood out that determined whether or not a person actually grew as part of a LifeGroup: authenticity.
Money is on my mind a lot. I like putting a budget together, tracking trends, and submitting monthly reports to myself. When it comes to generosity, it’s usually a line item in my budget that I would like to make bigger, but it is hard to make that actually happen. Thankfully, my wife is a big encouragement to me to be more generous.
It’s so hard seeing someone you care about continually make bad decisions that wreck their life. As an outsider, their errors can be really easy to see. Maybe you've even tried to offer help or advice to someone like this, but they never seem to listen. They think they know what they’re doing and it will all work out fine. But time and time and time again, they keep digging a deeper hole.
Comfort and pain are as old as the human experience. Yet, we struggle to understand their place in our life and faith. Why do I not feel God’s comfort? If He loves me, how could God let this happen?