Five Habits for Life
As we make resolutions for change, we often struggle to keep them. Statistics show that almost half to two-thirds of Americans fail to stick to their resolutions. Many need to turn their goals into habits or seek accountability. How can we form habits that transform our lives in 2024 as a church family?
We have an exciting opportunity for you to join us for our upcoming series, "5 Habits for Life." This series delves into five impactful habits rooted in Scripture - habits that have the power to transform your life today and in eternity.
Week 1: Habits for Life (Jan. 7)
One of the things that Jesus makes clear is that we are not simply to be baptized, but to be taught: specifically, to be taught everything that He has commanded. Our lives are meant to imitate him, but such imitation doesn’t happen without intentionality. It requires a certain way of living, one shaped by the same patterns, rhythms, and - yes - habits as those of Jesus. Jesus has set us both the example and given us the power needed to live as He lives, and promises to be with us through it all as we learn to look, live, and love more like Him.
WEEK 2: Worship (Jan. 14)
The dictionary definition of worship is “ to regard with great or extravagant respect, honor, or devotion.” In short, it is to value something so highly that we build our lives around it. The unfortunate thing is that far too many of us worship the wrong things, leading us to live lives that are increasingly empty.
WEEK 3: Connect (Jan. 21st)
Did you know that there are 59 “one another” statements in the New Testament? It is clear that we were never meant to live our life of faith as a solo endeavor. God always intended us to live and grow in community. Everyone needs a community where they can be loved, known, and encouraged in their growth.
WEEK 4: Serve (Jan. 28th)
In Mark 10 Jesus tells us clearly how He viewed Himself: as a servant. Likewise, the apostle Paul tells us to
Have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! ~ Philippians 2:5-8
In short, if we want to learn to look, live, and love more like Jesus, then learning to serve is a great way to start.
WEEK 5: Give (Feb. 4th)
Jesus had more to say about money than any other topic because he believed that it reveals what we love most. This is why we practice generosity as a spiritual discipline. Some churches refer to this discipline as “tithing,” which means giving 10% of our income away. But being generous is about more than a minimum percentage. It means your heart is open to being cheerfully generous whenever God gives you an opportunity to do so.
WEEK 6: Go (Feb. 11th)
Jesus loved spending time with spiritual seekers: listening to their stories, answering their questions, and inviting them to follow him. In fact, he was so passionate about this that he told his disciples to go and do likewise. As a church, we recognize that each of us has people in our lives who don’t yet follow Jesus, and God’s desire is that we would be the kind of people who lovingly point them to him. As such, Trinity is a place where it is okay for spiritual seekers to explore, ask their questions, and learn more about Christ. And we are a community that is regularly praying for, inviting, and walking alongside them as they explore faith.