Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Verve Haps

This past weekend we continued The Sleep Series, and the service was all about understanding what it takes to grow closer to God:
  • Our band opened with "Awake My Soul" by Mumford & Sons. Very cool, laid-back vibe to kick off each service.
  • We talked about how just like you might have trouble falling asleep, you may also have a hard time growing closer to God. Both of these problems usually result from over-thinking.
  • If we want to grow closer to God, we have to do more than just think about it. If you're hungry, you can't just "want" to eat -- you have to take steps to accomplish your goal. Praying and reading your Bible daily, as well as being a part of a church, are very practical ways you can grow closer to God.
  • One of the ways we help you grow spiritually at Verve is through our Bible Reading Plan. If you don't read the Bible regularly, maybe you could start tomorrow by following along with the Verve Catalysts Reading Plan. If you subscribe via e-mail at the top of this page, every morning we will send you explanations of each day's reading passage so it will make a little more sense.
If you're a Verver who wants to know more about growing closer to God, you'll get a lot out of Velvet Awakening, our upcoming weekend retreat. You can sign up for that right now!