21: Living the Way of Jesus

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Imago Dei and Sanctity of Life

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday celebrates God’s gift of life with a special emphasis on the value of the unborn. Church at Lake Mead’s pastoral team believes it’s important to share a few thoughts on this significant topic.

As followers of Jesus, we naturally start with him. We pattern our lives after his. Jesus taught that the essence of God’s law was to love God and to love your neighbor (Matthew 22:37-39). So, everything we believe, teach and live out must be filtered through these two commands. Further, as we consider a specific issue (like the life of the unborn), we once again follow Jesus’s example and root our beliefs in Scripture. (Matthew 4:4; 5:17). After Jesus’s death and resurrection, his followers took the good news of Jesus to the ends of the Earth. And everywhere the message of Jesus has gone, human transformation has followed—both as individuals and as a society.  


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"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, 
where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God." 
Colossians 3:1-2

Many say it takes 21 days to make a habit.  21 Days to fight against the friction of giving up or giving in.  In 2020 we experienced many disruptions and tragic heartaches.  2021 invites us to reflect back, look forward and make changes.

For 21 days the Lake Mead community will intentionally prepare our hearts and minds for God to do His greatest in and through us in 2021.

It will take work.  Not work as some cheap substitution of grace, but work that depends on grace.  This isn’t about gaining God’s approval but delighting in His affection.

Lake Mead, together we will set our affections on things above, we will seek first the kingdom of God, we will love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, we will love our neighbor as our selves.  

We will be Salt and Light.
We will be led by the Spirit.
We will live the Way of Jesus.


Books to consider

As you consider the following resources, please note  not every view, position or belief held by the authors are entirely endorsed by Church at Lake Mead at its staff.  

The Deeply Formed Life, by Rich Villodas

Celebration of Disciplines, by Richard Foster

Spirit of Disciplines, by Dallas Willard

Atomic Habits, James Clear

TOOLS

Bible in One Year App: This free app created by Niky and Pippa Gumble offer three ways to read through the Bible in one year

  • Youth:  A remix of the Express edition — for those between the ages of 13–18.
  • Classic: Nicky and Pippa take you through the whole Bible, with daily readings, thoughts and prayers.
  • Express: In a rush? The Express edition will take you just 10 minutes each day.

Echo Prayer App: Echo Prayer is a free app that helps you keep track of your prayers, reminds you to pray throughout the day, and lets you share prayer requests with others.