calling for a radical return to radical obedience
Sunday, June 6, 2021
In an age of Christian mediocrity it is painfully difficult to aim for something higher and more robust in our Christian experience. We have a tendency to tether ourselves to what is familiar, even if what is “familiar” is pathetic. We often ache for something more, but continue to self-justify the reasons why we aren’t vigorously pursuing something more.
This message aims to hit at that which is tethering us to the same-old-same-old in our walk with Christ. Jesus desires us to throw off all the weights that are besetting us and run this race with vim and vigor. May we see the end of ox carts and see a radical return to the version of Christianity that joyfully embraces crosses and enthusiastically sings in prison cells.
Monday, June 7, 2021
Who Gets to Play Uzza in the Story? // The End of Ox Carts – Part 1 of 4 (Eric Ludy)
This particular episode dives into the idea of the “Uzza” in God’s providential plan. God often uses a loss to awaken us to His way — to return us to His purposes.
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Juggling Acts and Opera Singers // The End of Ox Carts – Part 2 of 4 (Leslie Ludy)
This particular episode discusses how we as believers unwittingly build counterfeit solutions for accomplishing God’s ends rather than just using God’s revealed solutions for bringing about God’s ends.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
The Josiah Response // The End of Ox Carts – Part 3 of 4 (Eric Ludy)
This particular episode discusses the amazing response of Josiah to hearing the reading of the book of the Law for the first time.
Friday, June 11, 2021
The First Turn // The End of Ox Carts – Part 4 of 4 (Leslie Ludy)
This particular episode talks about the importance of the “first turn”. When we face trials, we all are wired to turn to something for remedy and help. It’s very easy to have our first turn be to something other than to God. May God train each of us in the Church of Jesus Christ to make our first turn be towards the ONE and ONLY ONE who can actually bring salvation.