We live during a time and in a culture that magnifies our differences. One which begs for our attention and screams for our engagement, seeking to validate a point of view or cancel a message which doesn't mesh with a particular life experience. To what end? Does it truly affect change or just incite anger?
Assuming it's more often the latter, isn't that okay? Isn't taking offense normal and clothing ourselves in righteous anger justifiable given the sometimes horrible things we witness? It is an option.
But what if 'normal' isn't your best choice? What if you could drop the inevitable stress and anxiety in place of something freeing...a healthy, relaxing, encouraging and engaged lifestyle?
We are taking a 7 week journey into a challenging but revolutionary idea, one that can transform you in radical ways if you are willing to take an honest dive into the truths laid out in God's Word. What if you, what if I, what if everyone who claims to be a follower of Jesus, became UNOFFENDABLE?
Jesus said we are to be known by our love for one another (John 13:35), and author Brant Hansen has written a powerful book on this subject, one which has the promise of releasing religious burdens and allowing us to experience the joy of gratitude. We'll be digging into God's Word as well as Brant's book and taking a hard look at the things we embrace and the ways we rationalize decisions which feel like they should be okay but are not ours to own, and result in dysfunction not only in our relationships with others but also in ourselves.
So, what do you have to lose? It's 7 weeks. We're encouraging you to come and see, learn some things you might never have been taught before and evaluate some ideas that just might change your life forever. And invite someone to come with you! Riverside is a safe place to do life with other people who can help & encourage you, and to learn more about what it looks like to walk in faith. Join us Sundays for uplifting music and practical teaching you can really understand and apply to your life, we're saving a seat just for you!
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