IT'S A JUNGLE OF JERKS OUT THERE.
The driver who cuts you off on the freeway. The boss who chews you out in front of the team. The neighbor who reports you to the HOA because your leaves blew in his yard.
Jerk. (n) "A person who's self-centered thoughts and behaviors are ultimately harmful to someone else." -- Dr. Paul Meier
Jerks can drive you mad. Jerks can get you down. Don't let them. Don't let jerks get the best of you!
Hey, we're not the first people to be surrounded by difficult, sometimes self-centered and potentially harmful (or insensitive, or rude, or shaming, or manipulative, or harsh, or ...) people. Jesus was too. And throughout his life, Jesus put on a clinic for how to deal positively with difficult people. And though he was the epitome of selfless love, never once do we find him in one-down positions with people, trying to please or appease, rolling over and being a doormat, becoming a victim.
Though we may not normally think of Jesus this way, he lived with passion, strength, and courage. He had amazing boundaries, amazing confidence, and amazing sense of "self" — who he was, what he was about, what he was supposed to be doing.
Please join us this spring as we dive deep into one of the most fascinating and encouraging aspects of the life and teachings of Jesus. Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 9:30 and 11am.
Great music, practical messages from the bible, fantastic kids classes from infants through 6th grade in all 3 services (junior high during 9:30 & 11am, and high school during the 11am). Everyone's welcome; come as you are.
Saturdays (5pm) or Sundays (9:30am or 11am)
Come as you are ...
You don’t have to dress up. You don’t have to be any particular age. We don’t care who you voted for in the last election. And please don’t feel the need to pretend about anything. TerraNova is a place where God meets people who are far from perfect. That means anyone is welcome no matter where they are on their spiritual journey.