In Ride for the Brand, we are unapologetically looking at how we can live legendary lives. God has called us to do so. In this study we discover that honesty and integrity are essential in closing the gap between the way things are and the way things ought to be. When we start becoming the stuff of legend – honesty and integrity allow us to live our faith in front of others in ways that honors God.
In week one we start in Genesis. Genesis is our Yellowstone in some ways… one of the popular streaming shows of the day features the story of the Dutton family. John Dutton is the lead character, Yellowstone is the largest ranch in Montana, and the Duttons moved west years ago and settled the land. Many people flocked to the Old West because it was a chance to start over in a place where there weren’t many people. In our passage – God called Abram to move to an unfamiliar place and promised to make a great nation from him. His family would be one that would impact and influence generations. Abram trusted God, and knew one day the promise would be fulfilled. That is where our epic western adventure begins… Go West Young Man.
The STUCK series has been all about being connected to Jesus. As we wrap up the series there is one more connection that you must get right in order to put all of the stuff in STUCK into the right place in your life. Jesus does have a life that is just waiting for you to start living – and the great news is that He tells us exactly how that can happen. The tragedy is that far too many people think they know better and prove that they really don’t. Here is a new angle for you to study today as you worship.
How STUCK are you to Jesus? Our series has carried us into the understanding the importance but also some very practical advice on what we must do to live the life we were created to live. We continue that adventure today as we take an honest look at something called pruning. That can be a frightening concept for some and a foreign concept for others, but as a follower of Jesus we need to understand and embrace it. Get ready – we can use the snippers or the chainsaw, but pruning has to happen!
Today is an amazing day. We are in a series where we are discovering the importance of being “stuck” to Jesus. We have been building on the idea that – Jesus doesn’t want more FROM you – He wants more OF you We will continue our series today by thinking about Velcro…yep, that’s right Velcro. And this morning we are also celebrating the amazing stuff that God has been doing here at The Church @ 434. It is our SURGE day – our birthday as a ministry – and as we move into the future God has for us, what an important concept to be dealing with…stuck to Him, stuck to one another, and stuck in the adventure He has called us to… welcome to a Velcro Surge Day