A Focused Life
Here’s the last thing you need to know if you want to live a focused life; you’ve got to be a church member. No, I’m not talking about making sure your name is added to some list of members in a church. I’m talking about being a true church member…
A focused life requires us, as followers of Jesus, to be about the business of going to our neighbors and sharing the gospel with them.
The Christian life is intended to be a focused life. If we desire to live a focused life we must determine to begin living a life that is characterized by service. Our example, Jesus, stated that this was the lifestyle that he chose…
How important is our public, corporate worship? Our example, from the early church, is that it is a crucial component of our spiritual life.
A life out of focus is a life that is without meaning and purpose. When the people in a church are not focused, the church will also be out of focus. This is the fourth message in this series on how to have a focused life; this week looks at the necessity for followers of Jesus to be joyful!
How often do you tell someone that you will pray for them? How often do you feel like you know how to pray for someone, especially when there is no specific request? Well, our God doesn’t want us unaware of how to pray in these situations. So, He had Paul write a letter, and in that letter Paul tells us how to pray.
For a church to be focused outward, looking for ways to connect and engage with the community, it must become a sacrificial church. That means that the people who make up the church must become sacrificial people. Paul has something to say about sacrifice in his letter to the church in Rome.
The only way a church can accomplish the mission and vision that God has given to the church is if it is a unified church. Unity is not uniformity, but it is an essential element of any church that desires to do what God has called us to do.