"Seeking God when your life gets turned upside down".
"Seeking God when your life gets turned upside down".
In this special Fathers Day message, Joseph speaks to the heart—the heart of what makes a great Dad and why all of us need it so badly. For the Dads, we all need help knowing how to get stronger. For anyone suffering a void left by an absent of abusive Dad, we need hope that the void can be filled.
n the search for our true identity, one has to wonder if the BODIES we inhabit play any part. We sure think a lot about them—what we can do, what we would change. But our relationship with our bodies is complicated. Maybe if we could change something about our bodies, it would change how we feel about ourselves. We might be on to something.
There are superheroes among us. YOU are one of them. It’s hard to believe, but you’ve been endowed with some specialty, some hidden “knack”, some superpower that can change the course of your life forever. It’s part of your unique identity. But how do you unlock it? In this message, Joseph reveals the one place you must look to find it.
If we’re going to discover our true identity, we have to try and discover our true purpose…if we have one. It’s not enough to talk about our careers—or else we only have purpose when we have a job. So, what could your purpose be? How would you know?
One of the most important questions you have to answer about your identity is, “How much am I worth?” Are you worth more than what you’ve settled for? Are you worth more than how you’re being treated? Am you worth another chance? We’d all like to answer, “Yes!”, but how can you know for certain? Finding out won’t only change your expectations, but it will radically improve how you love others.
So many of us go through life feeling less than, broken and unseen. Sometimes, the world makes us feel this way. More often, we believe this about ourselves all on our own. In this talk, Shawna reveals her own story and encourages us that God knows us, he hears us, and we are seen.
Which one of us, when we were kids, dreamt of growing up to be mediocre?! No way! We wanted to slay dragons and have adventures and fly to the moon! Makes you wonder if we were on to something. Maybe you were born for greatness. You might’ve settled into mediocrity, but it doesn’t mean you’ve stopped longing for something more. In this talk, we uncover the real source of human greatness, human dignity.
We’ve all tried to “find ourselves”. Maybe that’s what your parents called your college year. Maybe that’s what you call that one tattoo. Maybe that’s how’d you’d describe your last job…or your last marriage.
But the real question is, did you ever find what you were looking for?
For those who on the search—and for those who just gave it up—we offer a series exploring who you really are down deep and why that matters so much.
But before we see who we really are, we need to address why we’d pretend to be anyone else to begin with.
When we were kids, we were told stories about Humpty Dumpty, Goldilocks, a little Engine that could—all of them meant to teach us something helpful. Maybe that’s all the resurrection of the dead man, Jesus, amounts to. A metaphor for starting over, or giving yourself a new beginning. In this special Easter message, we take out all the fantasy and fairy tale. Who needs it? The real world—and your real dreams and challenges—need something a little more than myth. You don’t need make believe any more. You need something you can live with.
If you saw the miracle of a dead man come back to life, it would be hard to forget. But before the “life” part, Jesus inaugurated a ritual to help us remember the “dead” part. Why should we keep returning to it? Maybe the greatest reason is in the last thing Jesus said while dying. More specifically, maybe the secret is in the very last WORD he uttered—an unforgettable word.
We all know what it’s like to lose motivation—especially when the task seems great and the benefits seem uncertain. Roman Crucifixion was devastating, of course, but it also wasn’t a smooth journey for Jesus leading up to it. If Jesus knew the Cross was the end fo the line, what motivated him to go through everything leading up to it? It might actually help us understand what good he thought it might do.
Have you ever taken a shortcut that ended up being a detour? You wanted to avoid these miles, but because of obstacles or congestion, you just made matters worse. It happens in our lives too, right? What should be a quick-fix or a reasonable compromise becomes a disaster. Well, it might seem like an odd place to look, but the Cross of Jesus can be a source of incredible clarity before we make another false move.
Most faith traditions would say their teachings or practices are the most powerful things they have to offer the world. And, to be sure, they have a lot to offer. Oddly, Christians have long fixated on the death of Jesus even more than teachings and practices of Jesus. Seems curious that many people believe series of events, beginning with capital punishment, are the greatest contribution to history. Today, we begin to unpack why the Cross still holds so many answers to life’s biggest questions
In the final installment of our series, let’s be honest with ourselves: Will we ever get there? We work harder, we try to work smarter, but what will it amount to? Will it ever feel like enough? In what may be the most important principle of work, we discover that “arriving” isn’t on the other side of hard work, it’s something you can feel and know every day.
Gain skills. Meet people. Apply yourself. Take calculated risks. These are all essential pieces of every success story. But there’s one, hidden force that’s more important than all of those efforts combined. It’s a certain “IT” quality that will precede you into every future opportunity, secure you in your current job and leave a great legacy when you’re gone. It’s worth finding and fight for every shift, every gig and day of your life.
We know when to put the pedal down. When opportunity knocks, we want her to find us doing great work so she’ll give us the breakthrough. Excellence is valuable. Maybe even more than we realize. Maybe the real value to excellence—and the reason we should bring it to every kind of work we do—is also the key to keeping us motivated and fulfilled while we wait for the next knock.
There are gods walking among us. We call them “artists”. they are those chosen few whose magical power to create, sing, write, draw and design casts a spell on us. But what if that same spark was in all of us? Further, what if your ability to create is actually the part of you that makes you most human?
“Work hard, then die.” Some of us remember hearing this “good” news early on. Work is that thing you must do so you have the resources to do a few things you want to do. Even if you find yourself in a career you always wanted, one you’ve worked so hard to climb up to, you might be haunted by disappointment. “Is this it?” Retirement can’t come fast enough. Before we give up on getting much out of our work, let’s pause and ask if our dream job can actually start with our day job.
In this very special message, Joseph shares some highlights from the first 4 years of Radius and one, bet-the-farm move God is calling to make this year. God has done so much so far. But this is just the beginning. There’s so much more to expect from the God who does more than we could ask or imagine.