Several places in the Bible we read about someone's name being changed as a result of an encounter with God, but what do these name changes signify? When God changes someone's name, it can mean a new identity, a new direction in life, a new mission. Throughout this series we take a look at a few instances of name changes in Scripture and their impact.
In one of the most popular passages in all of Scripture, Paul writes of three things that will last forever: faith, hope, and love. Throughout this series we will be taking a look at Awaken's three rhythms (Healing In, Raising Up, Sending Out) through the lenses of faith, hope, and--the greatest of these--love.
One of the beautiful things about Scripture is how it serves as a window to how God's people have been wrestling and interacting with Him for thousands of years. Whether through letters, stories, or books of history we see that we are not alone in our experiences. In the book of Psalms we get a unique look at God through the lens of the art created by these interactions. Through this series we will take a look at these inspired creative works and discuss what we can glean from them today.
Sometimes life throws at us holding patterns where we feel like we are standing still and life continues moving at a hundred miles an hour. Through this series, we want to give permission to the pains and frustrations we often feel as well as create space for our movement forward. God works in the midst of our holding patterns.
It's that time of year again! Another Superbowl means another Superbowl Sunday at Awaken Church! Inspired by Crossroads Church in Cincinnati, Pastor Mike and Pastor Jeff will preach in a head to head competition that can only be described by saying, “…you just had to see it!”
January is Human Trafficking Awareness month and we feel like the Church has a responsibility to be on the front lines doing our best to fight this terrible criminal industry. This Sunday we will take a look at what local organizations are doing in our area and how you can get involved.
In life there are moments that we live into and moments that we choose to run from; moments that are both good and challenging. What would it look like if we took a vision check of our lives and learned to embrace both good and challenging moments this year and saw them as life changing?
Christmas at the Movies
There are so many wonderful traditions that surround the Christmas season. Christmas brings its own decorations, songs, cookies, and even cups at Starbucks. One of my favorite traditions surrounding Christmas is the Christmas movie! Whether an old clay-mation classic, a modern reimagining, or a TV Christmas special, they always warm my heart. Join us at the movies for this fun Christmas series!
We live in a society that sometimes feels like a racetrack speedway. Life moves a million miles an hour and we feel the pressure to have to keep up or be left behind. Through this series, we will dive into the depths of the book of Ephesians and explore the lost practices of presence and posture within our spiritual lives.
It’s an unspoken rule that the Church should not talk about money. At the same time, recent studies show that only 32% of American households budget their finances, 76% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, and only half of American families have more than a month’s income in savings. Churches who refuse to address these issues are take a practical look at what biblical finances look like.
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