Origins Youth Missional Family: This week we will meet again for our family meal from 6:30-8:30. Not only will we talk about our high’s/low’s but we will continue our new series “Because God…”. All students grades 7-12th are welcome. We are here for you!
Origins Kidz classes! We ask that your children remain with you at all times until they are dismissed to their classes during the worship gathering. Please make sure that your child is registered before the gathering begins.
Should your child choose not to attend the Kidz classes, there are activity packets at the back of the room. Please take only one to ensure that there are enough to go around. Remember to return your packet to the green bin at the end of the gathering.
Of course, you may always take advantage of the Family Viewing Room if your child needs a little extra attention during the morning.
Pastors of Children and Families: Alec and Allie Stinson
Think about this for a second: What are some things that you can't do?
Go ahead, make a mental list of 5 things that you can't do.
Finished? Good. Now, ask yourself this question: Are these really things that I can't do, as in, they are impossible? Or could they be things that are very difficult to do, that may require great time and effort, but they are not impossible?
Often times in life, including our spiritual lives, we are quick to label things as impossible when that may not be entirely true. Sometimes we believe the lie of "can't".
Today we continue our teaching series, Where do we go from here?, by looking at how God can help us combat the lies that try to invade our lives.
Origins doesn't just want to be a people of belief, rather we want to be a people whose beliefs affect our actions. That is why our core values are presented as 'Because We Believe' statements. As we do our best to imitate the life of Jesus, we see Him directing us to focus our attention in three different areas Up, In, and Out.
Because We Believe...that Jesus is the living Son of God and that He alone offers hope for the restoration of creation, we commit to further our relationship with Him through increased understanding and ever deepening levels of obedience. This is why we do everything. (Hebrews 6:1)
Because We Believe...that God sent us help and comfort, in the form of the Holy Spirit, we look to Him and His Word for guidance and discernment on how to best navigate the often difficult collision of faith and culture. This is why we look to the Bible as our source of truth. (Psalm 119:105)
Because We Believe...that everyone worships something, we commit to focusing our worship on the one true God. This is why we regularly gather for dedicated times of teaching, worship, and prayer. (Luke 4:8)
Because We Believe...that we are all created by God and in His image, we understand the inherent value of all of creation and commit to join God in His earthly establishment of a beautifully diverse, multicultural Kingdom. This is why we value all people as a part of Origins. (Galatians 3:8)
Because We Believe...that the history of faith is divinely woven into the story of humanity, we look to ancient faith as a profound influence on our daily understanding of God. This is why our gatherings are a mix of modern and ancient faith practices. (Psalm 150)
Because We Believe...that humankind was not created to live in isolation and that discipleship happens best in community, we regularly gather together in small community groups for friendship, support, growth, and fun. This is why we intentionally connect with others. (Acts 2:42)
Because We Believe...that the scriptural mission for all believers is to make disciples who make disciples, we commit to choose daily to obediently follow the way of Jesus and to invite others to join us on that journey. This is why we are more concerned with who we are becoming than who we’ve been. (Matthew 28:19)
Because We Believe...that all of life has its source in God, we commit to regular and measured giving of our time and resources to most effectively join God's Kingdom work. This is why we hold loosely to all that was ultimately given to us by God in the first place, so we can easily give it away to those in our world who are in need. (Matthew 22:21)
Because We Believe...that the church is God's active presence in the world, we commit to partner with Him where we see He is at work. This is why we regularly and intentionally serve others. (Ephesians 4:11-12)