A few years ago, I was with some friends listening to a speaker at the Nashville Chapter Grammy Block Party when I heard a nearby door squeak open and closed. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a taller blonde who slipped in with a friend. You never know who’ll show up at these types of industry events, so naturally I glanced again to see if it was anyone recognizable. Sure enough it was.
I know supposedly there’s no “wrong way” to pray, right? Well, I’m not so sure. To be clear, I’m not talking about our choice of words — whether or not filling sentences with old-timey English is required to talk to God, or if it matters if you cry out or whisper your prayers. I think those types of things are up to you and that God hears them all. However, what I realized about my prayers is that they were usually starting in the wrong place.
There is an unshakeable commonality of both the pain that we all experience at some level in our lives and the times of unquestionable hope we also experience. Everyone has ups and everyone has downs. There is no life sorrow leaves untouched and there is no life absent of at least a moment of true joy.
In this message, Tauren zeros in on the struggle students often face simply being REAL. Delivered with passion and honesty, this sermon offers a refreshing reminder that healing is better than hiding and that our wounds can showcase God’s redemptive power.
Tauren speaks straight from the heart about unity and community in the church as absolute imperatives. Relational Poverty can only be solved by investing in rich relationships. Discover how what we learn from a critical point in Cuba’s history and Paul’s letter’s to the NT Church, can help us navigate the gauntlet of church issues, personal offense, and social bankruptcy.