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Jesus: The Lover

  • Aerator 4839 Market Street Ventura, CA, 93003 United States (map)

It is only in the flesh that we can see what true love looks like because our imaginations would make it to polished and shiny otherwise. Many people have an easy, romantic viewpoint of love, which makes other kinds of love more difficult to accept.

We will look at relationships in our lives that are requiring less of us. We will also look at relationships that are requiring more of our attention. We will ask the question - "What can these two sides of love teach us about the totality of love and the nature of God?"

Jesus is the greatest of lovers. He shows us what it looks like to be fully present and accepting of another in all our beauty and goodness, all our brokenness and pain. Love isn't pretty. And it isn't simple. And it isn't easy. Love is more often than not messy, and complicated and excruciatingly difficult. But the alternative, to not love, is to refuse to be alive.

For our prayer station, we will look at natural and unnatural disasters tragedies. As painful as they are, they oftentimes bring out the best in us as we witness profound acts of love. What is it about times of utter brokenness that connect the souls of the people going through it? What might God be making new in the aftermath of your own tragedies?

 

About Our Current Aerator Series - The Wild Journey of Faith in Jesus

Following Jesus means to follow a “nobody” from “nowhere.” It is a search for purpose and meaning in the events and choices of our lives. It is a costly journey with an unknown destination.

Jesus invites us to be a part of his story. It seems to require so much sacrifice on our hearts, so some might wonder, "Is it really worth it?"

We will not make light of the time questions of faith. We don't want to give you a definitive answer because you deserve to make the journey yourself.

Following Jesus is an invitation to go on a wild journey. What else could be better in life?

Earlier Event: October 1
Jesus: The Reconciler
Later Event: October 15
Jesus: The Sage