Listen to powerful, relevant teaching from Elements City Church in Tucson, AZ
Law of Pursuit
In order to grow healthy marriages and relationships we must actively live out the law of pursuit. We intentionally choose to not let our relationships atrophy as we pursue investing in them and working at them. 2 keys to growing a love that pursues is to pursue listening to learn and serving to honor. Today we unpack more of what that practically looks like.
Law of Priority
What we prioritize, we can maximize. Relationships, to grow healthy and strong, must be prioritized and invested in. Nothing drifts toward greatness, it takes hard work and focus. Some of our best intentional investment as we prioritize relationships comes in growing healthy communication.
Seek to Serve
As a church, we long to model more and more the way of Jesus. One bit step toward that is to live to serve others. Jesus has an interaction with his followers (Mark 10:32-45) where he highlights the counter-culture posture his followers are to take. A posture of serving -vs- seeking to be served. He makes it a hallmark of what it means to follow Him. Friends, seek to utilize your power, authority, resources and influence to serve others as you leverage your life to be more and more like Jesus.
We live in a day and age where anything and everything can be sent right to us. We can log in, pay up and it shows up - we don’t even have to go. That luxury is a blessing, but it might also breed an internal culture of self-focus. The life of following Jesus calls us to live with a different mindset - not one where we’re the center of attention, but one that is outward and others focused. We’re to live as ‘sent ones’ or ‘active agents’ for God and His good in our world. We’re sent to be His ambassadors and representatives. We’re sent out to make a godly difference and bless others as we’ve been blessed.
Healthy things will grow, develop and mature. Jesus challenges us to ‘follow him’ and in doing so, we’re to grow as apprentices of him and develop in our faith and relationship with him. We will be a church that will EQUIP people to know Jesus and grow in their faith as they follow him.
Everyone has a reach of impact. Every church is called to reach and have a God-sized impact. We strive to be a church that will REACH people for Jesus. To help people reach up in worship and truly love God. We will help our folks reach out to love others closer toward God and bless our community. We long to see everyone experience the transformation of a life-giving and life-changing relationship with Jesus.