Talk Faith Recap: July 8, 2016
The Talk Faith recap gathers the week's best from the Empty Church crew and gives you the resources to talk about your faith with your friends and family. If you missed anything or are looking for a great link to send to a friend to introduce them to Empty Church this is the one you want to send!
This Week’s Empty Conversation: Living and Dying: Not Done Yet
Living and dying are essential cycles for every living creature. However, in the bible Paul said “to live is Christ and to die is gain.” What exactly does that mean? As a Christians it is your responsibility to live like Christ and die to self. To live and “to live is Christ” are vastly different things. To live as Christ lives also means that you must die a spiritual death to yourself. Giving up a life of unnecessary abundance and sin. Life is no longer about you. It’s about Jesus. The question is: are you living and dying for Jesus?
The Future of Empty Church
Along with this weeks Another Empty Conversation, Josh released a special podcast updating you all on the future of Empty Church. What started as a normal Sunday evening where we were all prepared to record our weekly podcast, turned into an all out rescheduling session. We try to maintain full time jobs, family, and friends, all while producing podcasts, blogs, and other content for everyone to enjoy. Discussion around our busy schedules ensued and next thing we know we spent four hours planning out the next month of a totally different podcast and blog schedule. Bigger and better things are on the horizon for Empty Church so tune in on Wednesdays to continue the conversation.
Blog Roundup: Living and dying, dying and living.
This week’s discussion centers around living and dying. Americans hardly know what it means to die spiritually, but we certainly know how to live, right? We live over-abundantly, constantly seeking instant gratification for the moment. Ask us to give up our comforts, flashy cars, and expensive technology and you’ll likely get a response something like “are you crazy?” So what does it mean to die spiritually? Sarah discusses how we can have life after a spiritual death, while Kristal wonders if there is even a purpose to spiritually dying when most so-called Christians haven’t done so themselves. Sean, who openly expresses struggling with depression, knows that he is not done yet here on Earth despite contemplating death like Paul did in Philippians 1:21. To wrap up the week, Josh concludes with his blog about American Christianity's need to live in the moment and our need to wake up to the reality that living and dying for Jesus is more than a momentary thing, it's eternal.