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Who was Jesus?

There have been no shortage of opinions offered, books written, responses given to this question. Some worshiped Him as God. Others thought Him a criminal. Controversy followed Him throughout His life, and has continued 2,000 years after His death.

A few decades after the events of Jesus’ life on earth, a man named Luke wrote a detailed account for a friend–rediscovering Jesus. He asked questions of eyewitnesses, he listened to Jesus’ enemies, and worked hard to give an account of just who Jesus really was.

Luke was convinced Jesus had good news for us. Life changing news. Rest for the anxious. Healing for the broken. Freedom for the trapped. He wrote about Jesus, so that we could rediscover Jesus too.

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Tim Spanburg - July 23, 2017

05 God’s Still, Small Voice

With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus

1 Kings 19:9-21

From Series: "With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

How do you live in a place where you don’t seem to belong – where hostility abounds and nothing comes easy? Nearly 3000 years ago, the Prophet Elijah wrestled with these questions. He longed to follow God through one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history, but found himself facing difficulty after difficulty, heartache after heartache. As the wicked King Ahab coaxed God’s people deeper and deeper into rebellion, Elijah responded some days with courage and others with despair. He demonstrated great faith, and felt deep fear. Through it all, he learned one resounding lesson: God is faithful. When our world feels dark and hopeless, He is with us. When we feel marginalized and discarded, He is with us. When our problems are complex and solutions feel elusive, He is with us. When we confront the brokenness around us and within us, God is there – just as He was with Elijah. What do you do when you just want to give up? This summer, join us as we talk together through this powerful narrative and rediscover the reality that we are not alone. Because no matter where we go or what we face, this truth remains: God is with us.

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Tim Spanburg - July 23, 2017

05 God’s Still, Small Voice

With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus

1 Kings 19:9-21

From Series: "With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

How do you live in a place where you don’t seem to belong – where hostility abounds and nothing comes easy? Nearly 3000 years ago, the Prophet Elijah wrestled with these questions. He longed to follow God through one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history, but found himself facing difficulty after difficulty, heartache after heartache. As the wicked King Ahab coaxed God’s people deeper and deeper into rebellion, Elijah responded some days with courage and others with despair. He demonstrated great faith, and felt deep fear. Through it all, he learned one resounding lesson: God is faithful. When our world feels dark and hopeless, He is with us. When we feel marginalized and discarded, He is with us. When our problems are complex and solutions feel elusive, He is with us. When we confront the brokenness around us and within us, God is there – just as He was with Elijah. What do you do when you just want to give up? This summer, join us as we talk together through this powerful narrative and rediscover the reality that we are not alone. Because no matter where we go or what we face, this truth remains: God is with us.

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Tim Spanburg - July 23, 2017

05 God’s Still, Small Voice

With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus

1 Kings 19:9-21

From Series: "With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

How do you live in a place where you don’t seem to belong – where hostility abounds and nothing comes easy? Nearly 3000 years ago, the Prophet Elijah wrestled with these questions. He longed to follow God through one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history, but found himself facing difficulty after difficulty, heartache after heartache. As the wicked King Ahab coaxed God’s people deeper and deeper into rebellion, Elijah responded some days with courage and others with despair. He demonstrated great faith, and felt deep fear. Through it all, he learned one resounding lesson: God is faithful. When our world feels dark and hopeless, He is with us. When we feel marginalized and discarded, He is with us. When our problems are complex and solutions feel elusive, He is with us. When we confront the brokenness around us and within us, God is there – just as He was with Elijah. What do you do when you just want to give up? This summer, join us as we talk together through this powerful narrative and rediscover the reality that we are not alone. Because no matter where we go or what we face, this truth remains: God is with us.

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Tim Spanburg - July 23, 2017

05 God’s Still, Small Voice

With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus

1 Kings 19:9-21

From Series: "With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

How do you live in a place where you don’t seem to belong – where hostility abounds and nothing comes easy? Nearly 3000 years ago, the Prophet Elijah wrestled with these questions. He longed to follow God through one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history, but found himself facing difficulty after difficulty, heartache after heartache. As the wicked King Ahab coaxed God’s people deeper and deeper into rebellion, Elijah responded some days with courage and others with despair. He demonstrated great faith, and felt deep fear. Through it all, he learned one resounding lesson: God is faithful. When our world feels dark and hopeless, He is with us. When we feel marginalized and discarded, He is with us. When our problems are complex and solutions feel elusive, He is with us. When we confront the brokenness around us and within us, God is there – just as He was with Elijah. What do you do when you just want to give up? This summer, join us as we talk together through this powerful narrative and rediscover the reality that we are not alone. Because no matter where we go or what we face, this truth remains: God is with us.

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Tim Spanburg - July 23, 2017

05 God’s Still, Small Voice

With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus

1 Kings 19:9-21

From Series: "With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

How do you live in a place where you don’t seem to belong – where hostility abounds and nothing comes easy? Nearly 3000 years ago, the Prophet Elijah wrestled with these questions. He longed to follow God through one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history, but found himself facing difficulty after difficulty, heartache after heartache. As the wicked King Ahab coaxed God’s people deeper and deeper into rebellion, Elijah responded some days with courage and others with despair. He demonstrated great faith, and felt deep fear. Through it all, he learned one resounding lesson: God is faithful. When our world feels dark and hopeless, He is with us. When we feel marginalized and discarded, He is with us. When our problems are complex and solutions feel elusive, He is with us. When we confront the brokenness around us and within us, God is there – just as He was with Elijah. What do you do when you just want to give up? This summer, join us as we talk together through this powerful narrative and rediscover the reality that we are not alone. Because no matter where we go or what we face, this truth remains: God is with us.

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Tim Spanburg - July 23, 2017

05 God’s Still, Small Voice

With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus

1 Kings 19:9-21

From Series: "With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

How do you live in a place where you don’t seem to belong – where hostility abounds and nothing comes easy? Nearly 3000 years ago, the Prophet Elijah wrestled with these questions. He longed to follow God through one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history, but found himself facing difficulty after difficulty, heartache after heartache. As the wicked King Ahab coaxed God’s people deeper and deeper into rebellion, Elijah responded some days with courage and others with despair. He demonstrated great faith, and felt deep fear. Through it all, he learned one resounding lesson: God is faithful. When our world feels dark and hopeless, He is with us. When we feel marginalized and discarded, He is with us. When our problems are complex and solutions feel elusive, He is with us. When we confront the brokenness around us and within us, God is there – just as He was with Elijah. What do you do when you just want to give up? This summer, join us as we talk together through this powerful narrative and rediscover the reality that we are not alone. Because no matter where we go or what we face, this truth remains: God is with us.

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Tim Spanburg - July 23, 2017

05 God’s Still, Small Voice

With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus

1 Kings 19:9-21

From Series: "With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

How do you live in a place where you don’t seem to belong – where hostility abounds and nothing comes easy? Nearly 3000 years ago, the Prophet Elijah wrestled with these questions. He longed to follow God through one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history, but found himself facing difficulty after difficulty, heartache after heartache. As the wicked King Ahab coaxed God’s people deeper and deeper into rebellion, Elijah responded some days with courage and others with despair. He demonstrated great faith, and felt deep fear. Through it all, he learned one resounding lesson: God is faithful. When our world feels dark and hopeless, He is with us. When we feel marginalized and discarded, He is with us. When our problems are complex and solutions feel elusive, He is with us. When we confront the brokenness around us and within us, God is there – just as He was with Elijah. What do you do when you just want to give up? This summer, join us as we talk together through this powerful narrative and rediscover the reality that we are not alone. Because no matter where we go or what we face, this truth remains: God is with us.

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Tim Spanburg - July 23, 2017

05 God’s Still, Small Voice

With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus

1 Kings 19:9-21

From Series: "With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

How do you live in a place where you don’t seem to belong – where hostility abounds and nothing comes easy? Nearly 3000 years ago, the Prophet Elijah wrestled with these questions. He longed to follow God through one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history, but found himself facing difficulty after difficulty, heartache after heartache. As the wicked King Ahab coaxed God’s people deeper and deeper into rebellion, Elijah responded some days with courage and others with despair. He demonstrated great faith, and felt deep fear. Through it all, he learned one resounding lesson: God is faithful. When our world feels dark and hopeless, He is with us. When we feel marginalized and discarded, He is with us. When our problems are complex and solutions feel elusive, He is with us. When we confront the brokenness around us and within us, God is there – just as He was with Elijah. What do you do when you just want to give up? This summer, join us as we talk together through this powerful narrative and rediscover the reality that we are not alone. Because no matter where we go or what we face, this truth remains: God is with us.

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Tim Spanburg - July 23, 2017

05 God’s Still, Small Voice

With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus

1 Kings 19:9-21

From Series: "With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

How do you live in a place where you don’t seem to belong – where hostility abounds and nothing comes easy? Nearly 3000 years ago, the Prophet Elijah wrestled with these questions. He longed to follow God through one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history, but found himself facing difficulty after difficulty, heartache after heartache. As the wicked King Ahab coaxed God’s people deeper and deeper into rebellion, Elijah responded some days with courage and others with despair. He demonstrated great faith, and felt deep fear. Through it all, he learned one resounding lesson: God is faithful. When our world feels dark and hopeless, He is with us. When we feel marginalized and discarded, He is with us. When our problems are complex and solutions feel elusive, He is with us. When we confront the brokenness around us and within us, God is there – just as He was with Elijah. What do you do when you just want to give up? This summer, join us as we talk together through this powerful narrative and rediscover the reality that we are not alone. Because no matter where we go or what we face, this truth remains: God is with us.

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Tim Spanburg - July 23, 2017

05 God’s Still, Small Voice

With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus

1 Kings 19:9-21

From Series: "With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

How do you live in a place where you don’t seem to belong – where hostility abounds and nothing comes easy? Nearly 3000 years ago, the Prophet Elijah wrestled with these questions. He longed to follow God through one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history, but found himself facing difficulty after difficulty, heartache after heartache. As the wicked King Ahab coaxed God’s people deeper and deeper into rebellion, Elijah responded some days with courage and others with despair. He demonstrated great faith, and felt deep fear. Through it all, he learned one resounding lesson: God is faithful. When our world feels dark and hopeless, He is with us. When we feel marginalized and discarded, He is with us. When our problems are complex and solutions feel elusive, He is with us. When we confront the brokenness around us and within us, God is there – just as He was with Elijah. What do you do when you just want to give up? This summer, join us as we talk together through this powerful narrative and rediscover the reality that we are not alone. Because no matter where we go or what we face, this truth remains: God is with us.

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Tim Spanburg - July 23, 2017

05 God’s Still, Small Voice

With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus

1 Kings 19:9-21

From Series: "With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

How do you live in a place where you don’t seem to belong – where hostility abounds and nothing comes easy? Nearly 3000 years ago, the Prophet Elijah wrestled with these questions. He longed to follow God through one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history, but found himself facing difficulty after difficulty, heartache after heartache. As the wicked King Ahab coaxed God’s people deeper and deeper into rebellion, Elijah responded some days with courage and others with despair. He demonstrated great faith, and felt deep fear. Through it all, he learned one resounding lesson: God is faithful. When our world feels dark and hopeless, He is with us. When we feel marginalized and discarded, He is with us. When our problems are complex and solutions feel elusive, He is with us. When we confront the brokenness around us and within us, God is there – just as He was with Elijah. What do you do when you just want to give up? This summer, join us as we talk together through this powerful narrative and rediscover the reality that we are not alone. Because no matter where we go or what we face, this truth remains: God is with us.

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Tim Spanburg - July 23, 2017

05 God’s Still, Small Voice

With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus

1 Kings 19:9-21

From Series: "With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

How do you live in a place where you don’t seem to belong – where hostility abounds and nothing comes easy? Nearly 3000 years ago, the Prophet Elijah wrestled with these questions. He longed to follow God through one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history, but found himself facing difficulty after difficulty, heartache after heartache. As the wicked King Ahab coaxed God’s people deeper and deeper into rebellion, Elijah responded some days with courage and others with despair. He demonstrated great faith, and felt deep fear. Through it all, he learned one resounding lesson: God is faithful. When our world feels dark and hopeless, He is with us. When we feel marginalized and discarded, He is with us. When our problems are complex and solutions feel elusive, He is with us. When we confront the brokenness around us and within us, God is there – just as He was with Elijah. What do you do when you just want to give up? This summer, join us as we talk together through this powerful narrative and rediscover the reality that we are not alone. Because no matter where we go or what we face, this truth remains: God is with us.

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