New Hope - Live Now
Mar
18
The Table & The Mission
Jon Burgess

We are all Godís children. Jesus demonstrated inclusiveness by inviting even sinners to be with Him. We must be Mission Intentional. That means we must intend to build relationships across cultures. We must be Mission Paradoxical. This means that we must do good anyway even though we will be punished for doing so. We must do Mission Impossible. Though Godís Mission for us may seem impossible, we need to realize that God does the impossible! It all simply starts with one person at a time! (W1811)
 
Mar
11
Feasting with Jesus
Jon Burgess

The Passover meal in the Old Testament actually sets the table for what Jesus wanted. It is around the table that we are connected to Jesus and one another. Jesus wanted us to remember who we are as His people. He wanted us to come clean when coming to Him. We should remember that God keeps on GIVING to us even after we think that He has done enough for us. (W1810)
 
Mar
4
Power of Perspective
Jon Burgess

Continue to rejoice because whatever has happened to you will be for your deliverance. Prophetic perspective turns your pain and panic into Proclamation. Prophetic proclamation places people over problems. If you take care of the people, God will take care of everything else. Prophetic perspective turns limitations into invitations! You should determine what Godly invitations are possible in your limitations! (W1809)
 
Feb
25
Truth In Advertising
Jon Burgess

In life, there will usually be three valleys that we will be in at various times. The first is the Valley of Who Knows Why. In other words, we will not know why we are in a suffering situation. But we have to choose our plan or Godís presence. Next is the Valley of God Sent Me Here. This means that we should accept Godís decision to put us where we are and also to be strengthened by that knowledge. We have to decide whether to heed other peopleís good words or Godís Word. The Valley of I Messed Up is the third valley. We have to confess our sins and get to know Jesus personally! (W1808)
 
Feb
18
Culture Clash
Jon Burgess

When thereís conflict, make every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace. Face the conflict. Do not avoid it. Clashing leads to clarity when handled with humility. We all have the chance to be saved. As Christians, we have been given the privilege to be peacemakers which is different from simply peacekeepers. (W1807)