The only thing we can give to God is our worship

Think about it, what does God get from us? Can it be that the only thing God receives from us is our love for Him expressed through song? Song is a powerful thing. I in fact discovered a relationship with Jesus through seeing people in passionate worship. Passionate in the sense that you could see that what is being sung about has a heart connection, not only a head-connection. The entire bible can be "cooked down" into two sentences... in it religion is completely striped away. What emerges is relationship. The most central relationship and every other form of relationship flow from these words. 

Love the lord your GOd with all of your heart, all of your mind, all of your soul and all of your strength (what you are good at). And love your neighbor as yourself. 

We are building a community centered around the best kind of love the world has ever known. Enter into it. Let´s build a community that loves to love. 

Kirby Kaple and House Fires are doing an amazing job capturing the emotions and heart of what worship to the Heavenly Father can be like. Have a listen and give Him what he is longing to receive from you. We are all meant to praise something. Will it be a car, a person, a bank account, or a chance to connect with and be loved and filled by the creator of all.

 

What is God´s dream for Sandnes, Norge?

God´s dream for Sandnes. Lets get ahold of it... and make it our dream.

God´s dream for Sandnes. Lets get ahold of it... and make it our dream.

Perhaps His dream for Sandnes is the same as Gods dream for Jesus`home town, Nasareth.

Let´s listen close to Jesus´ heart for Nasareth... (the very place he chose to announce his work):

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed me (the anointed one, the messiah) to preach good news (the Gospel) to the poor; He has sent Me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed (who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by troubles, to proclaim the accepted and acceptable year of the Lord (the day when salvation and the free favors of God profusely abound." (Isaiah 61:1,2).

Who are the poor? Do we have so many poor in Norway?

Lets ask an expert. Mother Teresa said this about the poor:

"Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty."

All of a sudden, I feel the poverty of Sandnes and Norway overwhelmingly strong. 

What are we to do?

We need to do something about loneliness. We need to do something about people and kids feeling unwanted.

Our answer... Jesus had an amazing heart for Nasareth. Let´s get ahold of His very same heart for Sandnes... and end loneliness and feelings of being unwanted, one person at a time.

We want to put an end to loneliness in Sandnes. We have started a new community, a community in seed form now... maybe even a small plant, but it is growing and any good community becomes very attractive for more to call it home.

Join us, and together we can make a difference, change lives, end loneliness, show and demonstrate God´s amazing compassion, His power to heal every hurt and do it together in loving community, growing and maturing as we go.

Dream with us and take steps with us for a better tomorrow... 

 

 

Making what Jesus cares about... what we care about

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How do we know what Jesus cares about? The bible has short biographies of Jesus life called the Gospel accounts. You can find them in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They are written by Jesus friends and come from eyewitness accounts from public events where Jesus says and does what he has received from Heaven to do and say. In them we see Jesus caring for people. He heals every type of illness, heals broken hearts and relationships and desires to restore every part of our lives to make us completely whole again. He was not shy about saying we also have an adversary, a very real adversary who desires to stay hidden. 

In one of Jesus most famous speeches He is witnessed by several hundred saying this: He (meaning His heavenly Father) has sent me to proclaim freedom for the captives and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lords favor.

Luke 4:18

He is still doing this today, and his plan is that everyone who follows Him gets to do the same. The trouble is, are their enough churches who still teach and do what He desires and equipped us to do? That is why we a planting a new church. Following Jesus is and should be the greatest adventure in life. We gather to see heaven open and people transformed by His love. Once we have received this life-changing love it compels us to share it freely.