Tuesday, April 5, 2016

MOVE tonight

Tonight I'm hoping to meet, once again, with some of the young adult guys who have, at one time or another, come here to 1490 Lydia on Tuesday evenings for a group that I've called "MOVE." I've texted them but haven't heard back yet, which isn't unusual.

Most of the guys have participated in the Communitas Young Adult ministry that Paul Anderson and Nate Johnstone lead. (See "Communitas Minnesota.")

My hope is that we'll encourage each other to hear what God is saying to each of us, in the circumstances of our lives, and then to step out (i.e. "MOVE") in obedience to what God is saying. 

Oftentimes we pay too much attention to the voices of others, including parents and spouses, other family members, bosses, wise adults and well meaning friends, who are probably, with the best of intentions, trying to get us to make positive changes in our lives. In the guys "MOVE" group my hope is that we'll learn to pay less attention to those voices. We do this, in part, by honestly saying to the Lord, "Help me to hear and obey you, and you only." 

The key verse for this is what Jesus says in Mark 1:15 - ""The time (KAIROS) has come. The kingdom of God has come near. REPENT (change your mind and allow God to take control) and BELIEVE (take steps of faith, move toward putting what you hear God saying to you into action) the good news!" The GOOD NEWS is the fact that God never holds your past against you. Every moment, every day is a new opportunity to be changed. 

Please pray for me, for Nathan and Nathan, for Greg and Aaron, and for others who God has continued to put into my life -- now, in the past, and in the days and weeks to come. There is always a new day coming! We know that because of Jesus.



  1. Hi Steve, I saw your previous post on the Penal Atonement. I wonder if you've read what Greg Boyd has written about the subject?

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  3. Just a simple google search of Boyd Penal Atonement should work. Also a book that he along with another professor at Bethel, Paul Eddy did: The Nature of the Atonement: Four Views should at least help. Being that Boyd and Eddy are local and available are also helpful.