The Story: Unsatisfied
Hunger for Leadership (9 AM)
The Hebrew Bible shows us one instance after another of God's people experiencing struggle when they lose sight of what is most important in life: their relationship with and prioritization of God and God's people. King Rehoboam is a perfect example--he becomes so desperate for power that he fails to be the kind of leader God hungers for--one who listens to and displays empathy for others.
The United Methodist Church is at a crossroads. A special called session of General Conference will be held from February 23-26, 2019, solely for the purpose of finding a way forward from the denomination's theological impasse over human sexuality. As we consider the five primary legislative proposals for consideration, may we do so with empathy and not lose sight of what matters most.
In our journey through The Story thus far, we’ve seen how the people of God found hope in the midst of dark times and victory when they never thought it possible, but we’ve also witnessed them challenge God, forget their faith and turn to war and destruction. It may be fair to say that God’s people have always had a few things in common: pain, questions and joy—sometimes all at the same time. Another piece of the human condition that we all share is the hunger for more—more money, more power, bigger house…. At times, and after trying unsuccessfully to satiate our hungers, we may even wonder if it’s possible to be truly satisfied. Join us for our new sermon series, Unsatisfied, as we explore the truth about what really satisfies the human heart and soul.