Sometimes when life gets hard it can be easy to question if God really is good, which can lead us to grow distant from God. But perhaps instead of doubting his goodness, hard times give us an opportunity to see God’s goodness in action.
Many of us are filled with regret and guilt over things we’ve done wrong, which makes it easy for us feel disqualified from being loved by God and being part of his family. But is it possible for God to stop loving us? Jesus taught there’s nothing we can do to disqualify us from the love of God.
Knowing the love of God is the foundation for the Christian life, but we often have a hard time receiving it. So why do we find it so hard to receive God’s love? In this message, we address the performance lie that tells us we need to perform to earn God’s love and acceptance.
The world tells us that who we are is defined by what we do, but in the Kingdom of God, it’s actually the opposite. When we are confident in who we are in God, we are free to live out the mission God has called us to without hesitation. (Guest speaker Drew Steadman, Antioch’s Director of US Churches).
Parenting is hard and, at times, scary. But we aren’t called to raise our kids out of fear but to actively raise them towards a personal connection with God. This fathers day we took time to look at what practical steps we can take as parents to guide our children toward the love of God.