Our mission is to lead people to become Christ-centered disciples. Capital’s services offer a comfortable environment that welcomes folks just beginning to explore and discover God, as well as those believers that are centered in God and ready to be challenged to dive deeper into His truth. Our community is encouraged to own their faith, partner with others and invest themselves in the church, community and world. We aim to be a life-giving place where adults, youth, and kids seek, above all else, to Love God and Love Others.
Never Too Late
Jesus came into the world to tell humanity that the Kingdom of God is available now. And it’s free! But if you want to live in it, you’ve got to give up an old way of living. And the good news is that God’s grace can help. Jesus did not come to call the righteous, but sinners—no matter what you’ve done or who you are, you are exactly the kind of person Jesus came to save. He’s the God who wants you to stop losing your temper; he’s the God who wants you to stop giving away your body so foolishly; he’s calling you to make a complete U-turn, and by his grace, he wants to help you do exactly that. It’s never too late to get right with God.
A Life of Teleo
John 19:30 reveals Jesus’s last words as he died on the cross: teleō in Greek, meaning “it is finished.” This is the defining and pivotal moment in history. It’s the moment Jesus declared that whatever has happened to you, whatever sin you carry, and whatever shame you bear—it has been defeated completely by Jesus’ death on the cross. The debt is paid for humanity and for you. Jesus, in his perfection and by his own will, gave up his spirit so that you can live abundantly with the Holy Spirit. That’s what teleō means for your past, and what it means for your future—so start living like “it is finished!”
Lead Like Jesus
People want power. Having power means you can get people to do what you want when you want it. Power brings privilege, pleasure, status, attention, and admiration. But as Jesus gives up his rights and gives up his life, he reveals to us how a true king leads. Almost all of us are handed opportunities to lead every day. Maybe you manage a business, or teach a classroom, or coach a team. Maybe you’re given an opportunity to bring encouragement to someone who’s down; maybe you're able to take the pain from your past and help a friend find healing; maybe you can show a child self-worth. Whatever your situation, when you find yourself in a position of influence, use your power to lead like Jesus.
The People Pleasing Prison
There are recurring symptoms of approval addiction: cringing whenever you receive criticism; wearing yourself out trying to manage the perceptions of others; derailing plans when you sense disapproval; losing sleep over the possibility that someone is upset with you. The life of a people pleaser is depressing and draining, and it’s not as selfless as it sounds. Pontius Pilot gives us a lesson about people pleasing in John 18, and it’s just as relevant to us today. On the surface, it can be good and loving to want to please your friends, your spouse, your parents, or your boss. But people pleasing is only good if you aim to please the right people in the right way at the right time. This takes wisdom, so it is paramount to first be a God pleaser, not a people pleaser.
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Let Love Win
Everybody likes to win. And it’s okay to win, depending on what you mean by “winning”… If your goal is to win the argument with your spouse before you’ve even begun, you’ve already lost. In John 17:20-21, Jesus prays that his disciples would be one. His prayer for our unity is not just so that we would feel good about ourselves, but unity is intended to be a key marker of our identity in Christ. Our unity is a way for us to prove to the world that Jesus is real, and he is relevant. The Greek word for unity (Phil. 2:1-4) doesn’t imply uniformity, but rather like-mindedness—like-mindedness in our disposition of humility and love. Jesus’s prayer for us is simple, but is very hard to do: let love win. In every conflict and in every conversation, if your primary goal is to let love win, everyone wins.
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