"It is easy to mistake a morally restrained heart for a spiritually changed heart... you must be born again." - Tim Keller Where does this land for you? Have you ever thought about the difference between these two things... a morally restrained heart and a spiritually changed heart? A morally restrained heart is an … Continue reading No Boring Testimonies
Since we are focusing on getting into the scriptures this summer, I thought it would be helpful to say something about what the disciplines are in the life of the Christian and to give a warning regarding them. THE DISCIPLINES? We were created in God's image to rule the world on his behalf, but this … Continue reading Beware of the Disciplines?
Our world is becoming more polarizing and divisize. The things that get easy attention are those that prompt strong emotions of anger and hate. We have seen that recently first hand in our Manhattan community. Below are some thoughts from our campus director on what the Bible has to say about this and as a … Continue reading You Matter. You Belong. You are Welcome Here.
Matthew 9:35-37 is a beautiful passage that gives us a snapshot of Jesus’s ministry and his interpretation of events surrounding himself and the disciples. In it he is healing every sickness and disease. I can imagine the days had been long, filled with needy people in desperate situations. While healing, he is also teaching about the coming kingdom … Continue reading Who Are The K-State Navs?
I've heard it said, "The church should feel more like waiting in a doctor's office than waiting for a job interview". One assumes a deficiency, pain, neediness, helplessness, and vulnerability. The other assumes a resume, competency, clean slate, and hard work. In one setting you can bond over a mutual need for healing. You are … Continue reading Gospel – Shaped Community
What fuels ministry in your life? A desire to obey? To be seen and recognized? To prove how spiritual you are? To outdo your friend? To be affirmed for your hard work? Christians are always operating on two levels: the external and the internal. When we are healthiest spiritually is when they both line up. … Continue reading The Fuel for the Christian Life
Responsibility is HARD. For real! Maybe you are like me and this Coronavirus thing and its effects have brought about some tension/conflict in your life. And that has brought out some ugly things in your life/heart? For me it has. We have four boys between 3-6 years old. Working from home has been.... interesting. It's … Continue reading Heat and the Heart
It is the season of graduation. Although things look differently in this Coronavirus age, some things are still the same. So here is our encouragement and prayer for those getting ready to leave college into whatever the next phase of life is: 1) Don't let this be your spiritual peak. Let your time in college … Continue reading Words to Seniors
Done. Accomplished. Dealt with. Over. Finished. Jesus' sacrifice was enough. It has fully dealt with our sin. And the resurrection sealed it all. Are you living out of this reality? On your worst day you aren't any less loved. On your best day you aren't any more loved. You are now an adopted daughter or … Continue reading It. Is. Finished.
What have you found yourself wanting lately? "I just need a month's worth of groceries." "I just need to raise my grades to keep my scholarship." "I need a place to work to pay for rent." "I need to check in on my family to see if they are doing ok." "I need the coronavirus … Continue reading Our Greatest Need