If I’m being honest, interruptions are hard for me. I err on the side of overachieving through multitasking. I cannot sit or relax if I know there are tasks to be done. The challenge for me is to find balance between accomplishing tasks and valuing the people involved in those tasks. Even more difficult is valuing those people who interrupt my tasks.... Read More →
As a redeemed people, we are called to pray. As those who worship and serve Him in the world, we must pray.
Praying for Exodus will help us pray through 10 important areas for Exodus Church. Each month, we will post the guiding prayer, prayer requests and resources to encourage our prayer.
Please join us in praying to a God who hears our growing and remembers his covenant (Exodus 2).... Read More →
“This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.” -John 2:11
It was wonderful wine. However, the bride, groom, and guests may never have known its divine origin. John does not record their reactions to the miracle, only that of Jesus’ disciples: they saw his glory and believed in him.... Read More →
John begins his account of Christ, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.” He then describes the incarnation by simply telling us, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” John does not so much give us a narrative to explain the incarnation, as did Matthew, Mark, and Luke, but seems to be composing a hymn to a profound mystery with deep implications.... Read More →
Toward the end of his Gospel, John writes,
“Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” -John 20:30-31
John is saying that the aim of this book is for all who read it to encounter and believe in the real Jesus and experience the abundant life for which God created us.... Read More →
What is a deacon of storytelling? And why would we have one at Exodus?
I had the same questions myself, so I’m thankful the elders spent several months leading me through the commissioning process. In that time, we worked out how God might use this role to serve his people at Exodus.
So… in case you wondered, storytelling does not mean sitting in a circle on a rug and sharing picture books together, though that might be fun!... Read More →