LIFE: Why Easter is a Game Changer

LIFE: Why Easter is a Game Changer

“Winning the Game of Life: Once all players have retired, all players count their money. The winner is the player with the most combined wealth.” – Rules to the Game of Life by Milton Bradley “Life is a game. Money is how we keep score.” – Ted Turner, Billionaire media mogul and philanthropist “It’s the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they’re gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many time as I can before it’s my turn to leave.” – Tupac Shakur, Rapper (shot to death in a drive by shooting in 1996) “He who dies with the most toys wins!” – Malcolm Forbes, Billionaire publisher The truth is that the one who dies with the most toys is still dead! The truth is that life is not a game. It is real. It has meaning. And the decisions we make in our life has present and ongoing consequences. Find out in this series why Easter is a Game Changer!

Spiritual Life

May 7, 2017

There’s a lot of interest in spiritual things these days. The 20th century’s emphasis on science and technology and the related philosophy of materialism– that accepts only the natural and denies the supernatural– resulted in a generation that is starving for the spiritual. People today, especially young people, are looking for something more. They are looking for a spiritual life. And the numbers are growing…

However, this new search for meaning in spirituality and religion doesn’t necessarily mean that people will discover true spiritual life. Nor will they find the benefits for which they are longing. They only way to find this true spiritual life for which our souls desire, is to place our faith in the resurrected Christ! In the book of Romans, the apostle Paul encouraged believers to understand the benefits of their new spiritual life in Christ. We can be encouraged by the benefits of our new spiritual life in Christ.


Reconciled Life

April 30, 2017

There are so many places that we need reconciliation today. War, terrorism, hatred, the brokenness of communities, countries and even churches, these are just some of the outward symptoms of people living without reconciliation. Then, there are the more personal effects of living without reconciliation: Divorce, depression, unresolved anger, unforgiveness, and even suicidal thinking.

The truth is, a lack of reconciliation is at the root of all of these factors. If we could be reconciled to God, reconciled to others, and even reconciled to ourselves, what joy and peace might that bring into our lives? What if Christ’s death and resurrection, could mean a reconciled life for us? In the book of Romans, the apostle Paul wrote to the believers in Rome to show them how they might rejoice in the reconciled life they have through Jesus Christ. We too can rejoice in the reconciled life through Christ.


Better Life

April 23, 2017

Who of us wouldn’t say, “I want to have a better life”? But what does that look like? What is the “good life”? In Paul’s letter to the Romans, he taught them that they had the freedom to choose between sin and death and righteousness and life. We can experience God’s purpose for our lives when we willingly offer ourselves to him. How can we redefine success from what the world tells us the “good life” is? We can be a tool in God’s hand and yield ourselves to God in service of righteousness


New Life

April 16, 2017

Have you been playing your version of the game of life and realized you were either following the wrong rules or aiming for the wrong goal? You thought more money would make you happy, but it made you hungry for more money. You thought new stuff, a new car, new house, new boat would make you happy, but you still feel empty. You thought a new relationship, a new boyfriend, a new girlfriend, a new love would make you feel like a winner. But you still feel like a loser.

So, how do we get a new view of life? Is there a way of starting over, starting fresh, with a new life? In the book of Romans, the apostle Paul wrote that those who identify with Christ’s death and resurrection might live in newness of life. We can experience this new life by identifying with the death and resurrection of Jesus.