There’s always a sense of excitement and anticipation as we approach Easter Sunday. However before we get to Sunday, we pause to remember the events that happened on that Friday nearly 2000 years ago. Many of us may feel confused about how to approach Good Friday in light of the excitement surrounding Easter Sunday. What exactly is Good Friday and what makes it all that “good” anyway?
In part one, I explained the incredibly simple and somewhat shocking assessment Jesus uses to evaluate our spirituality: Have you been born again?God isn’t impressed by our righteous deeds, our acts of sacrifice, or our intellectual understanding. What moves His heart is our willingness to put all of our hope and trust in His perfect Son as the sole basis for our spiritual life. Jesus didn’t come to make bad people good – He came to make dead people alive to God!
Our culture loves assessment tests.· What kind of personality do I have? Take the DISC profile.· How intelligent am I? Take an IQ test.· What are my unique themes/talents/strengths? Take the Strengthsfinder.We even have assessments for your spirit animal and which character on Friends you most resemble. (I took the first three…not the last two.)
What began as cynicism and skepticism as a teenager, led Jake to a place where he fully believed and said “there is no god.” When he first came to Milestone, he was spiritually dead but somehow knew that he couldn’t continue to live feeling as lonely as he did. This is his story of realizing that there was no intellectual book on atheism that could make him feel the love he felt from Jesus.
I loved recess.For those few moments every day, my teacher stopped telling me to quiet down. I got a break from being squeezed into those little half desks you had to turn sideways to cram yourself into.One of our favorite games on the playground didn’t really have a name. A group of guys gathered together until a ball appeared and one guy took off running. Everybody else chased him and tried to knock him down, smash him, and pretty much pound on him until he dropped the ball.
Here at Milestone, we’re an everyone church. Nothing better represents this value than the story of Bailey Ryan and the small group she leads on Thursday afternoons. With over 200 small groups meeting weekly across our community what makes Bailey’s so unique? Bailey is only 11 years old and is leading a group of 4th and 5th graders through our Transformed small group curriculum!
Daniel McCarthy, owner of Fort Worth’s Music Bed, spent most of his life being recognized for his talents in music, design, and business. This is his story of coming to Milestone church and finding out what it’s really like to have spiritual family.
s a father of four, I spend a lot of time talking with kids. They all have different personalities and quirks – it’s part of what makes being a Dad so enjoyable. But all kids love to think about their future.· “When I grow up, I’m going to…”· “How many days until my birthday?”· “I can’t wait until I’m old enough to drive.”
Welcome to our Milestone Life Blog. You may be wondering, “What is this?” It’s a great question.Here’s something I’ve discovered in the process of leading people: Whatever you celebrate, people will emulate. The things that you take the time to draw attention to, to give honor to, to promote with the most visibility, create clear pathways for people to follow.