This week we begin Advent - a time when we anticipate, wait, and prepare our hearts to welcome the coming of our Savior. We truly believe that Advent is a “great place to start.” Advent is a time of new beginnings for the life of the church. It can be a new beginning for you in your spiritual life with Jesus. Advent is a great place to start anew as you center your life around Jesus, his birth, life, death, and resurrection.
In Genesis 15, God told a guy named Abram that his descendants would be as numerous as the stars in the sky. That is a lot of people, and the cool thing is that it includes you and me! This series we will be taking a look at the call of Abraham and examining the beginnings of our faith.
Genesis is a book of new beginnings, do-overs, and a reminder of God’s goodness and faithfulness throughout the ages and to all people. As we dive into Genesis, we will lean into the beautiful truth that Jesus was there in the beginning and that he is still with us today, teaching, calling, and drawing us close to him.
Evan will be focusing on the difference between being tired and being restless. Jesus invited Evan to wrestle with the difference between these two as he spent lots of time in Matthew 11, specifically verse 28 which says, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
During this series we are going to encourage and challenge you, as the church, to live into three "vital essentials" needed for us to live into our vision at Lakeview.
Question for you: wouldn’t it be great if you had a “playbook” that you can go to in the face of an any life circumstance? In his letter to the church in Philippi, the Apostle Paul offers a “Whatever Happens” guide for us to use in any circumstance.
In this series, we explore the intersection of our Faith and our culture. Like we did last year, we will look at a specific movie, explore its message and themes and hold them up to the truth of Scripture.
The story of Jonah is a popular one due to the story of Jonah being swallowed by a whale and living through the ordeal. But there is so much more to the story. There are themes of mercy and grace, despair and discouragement. Jesus seemed to really like the book of Jonah as He referred to the prophet multiple times during His earthly ministry.
This Sunday we remember and commemorate the Day of Pentecost. While Jesus’ disciples were praying, the promise of the Holy Spirit came to ignite the mission and ministry of the church. How awesome it is that the same Holy Spirit empowers us as the church today!
We will be celebrating and affirming our young people at Lakeview. Our confirmands will be sharing their faith stories, and we will be celebrating our high school graduates and those moving from Lakeview Kids into Youth Ministry. It will be a Sunday to come around our young people and encourage them as they continue their journey of faith.