How do you wait well? God wants you to be fruitful. If you do not have that consistent view of God you will be insecure in your relationship with Him. He wants you to live securely in His love each day. In John 2 God shows us that He is not limited in any way by the natural world. He can bring the best of fruit into your life in an instant and restore to you years that have been stolen. This will build your faith and show you how to wait well for God - He is always faithful and His results go beyond anything that you could ever do yourself.
This is a big question - if God wants me to be fruitful and to see all of His blessings then why do most of us feel like we are waiting for that to one degree or another? Is it sin? Is it me? If it is God then why and how does that line up with grace? Andrew looks at the story of Lazarus in John 11 and shows how when we see the purpose of grace in waiting then we will move from disappointment to new levels of experiencing the goodness of God. If you are waiting then this is for you.
Sometimes Jesus said things that are so simple that we miss them. Often these things are some of the most profound. In John 15 He said that He is the Vine and we are branches. Throughout that book He tells us to Abide time & time again. Why? Learn the unforced rhythms of grace and discover how life is to be lived lightly & freely in God. Amazing truth to help you enjoy God's blessing & favour.
When you rest God goes to work, if you work then God rests. We are looking at what it means not just to listen to the message of grace but how do you build your life around grace? What are the foundations for us as a church family? Last week Phil Glasgow and Gary Thompson talked about the first two Pillars of the church, this week Paul Jordan & John Wasson who are also members of the Board of Exchange will look at the last two pillars and will explain WHY these foundations are so important. Daily Feeding and Life Groups - 2 great foundations to finish with. This will encourage you and help you to see how you too can build your life around grace in a very practical way.