Last Sunday, we kicked off our spring relationship series called Save The Date – saving marriages before they start and before they end. When marriages are failing it’s not good for anyone in the family unit or in the community, so caring for marriages is an important role for the church to play. If we are going to love our city well, we need to teach, learn, and support one another in our relationships.
We started this series by looking at Jesus’ interaction with “the woman at the well” who was notorious for her failed marriages. We saw how Jesus went out of his way, breaking all religious boundaries to show her his love and offer her life that would prevent her past from continuing to repeat itself. In His interaction with her, He revealed the core issue and cure of every broken relationship.
Our latest series of sermons titled “Galatians: Jesus Wants To Save Christians Too” has really stirred a lot up in the hearts of our community. I think we’re discovering that a lot of us live with residual amounts of religion in our life without realizing it. Yeah, we embrace Jesus and His grace, but we still operate a little bit transactional in our relationship with God. And if Paul makes any point in Galatians, it is that any little bit of religion actively steals our freedom in Christ. Any way that we try to tame the Gospel – that nothing we could do would make God love us more or less – limits our experience with our Father…and consequently limits our growth.
Are you a college student who is a part of Ignition? Or did you just graduate but don’t have a full-time job yet? Do you want your summer (and life) to make a difference, to be a part of something bigger than yourself?
Then we have the opportunity of a lifetime for you! Starting this month, we are opening up a summer internship with the Ignition Church staff.
Love Week is one week a year that we highlight what we do year-round – love God, love people, and love our city. We do that primarily through outreach projects held all around Knoxville with our local outreach partners. This year we have 22 projects set up with 9 different partners. And the goal is 100 volunteers giving a total of 500 hours and $3,000 to those partners. That’s a lot of love!