At Mountaintop we talk a lot about being a community that is learning and sharing a better way to live. We believe that Jesus offers us not just a way to live forever but also a better way to live today. Very simply:
Life is better with Jesus and Jesus makes us better at life.
We are convinced that Jesus offers us a better way to raise kids, handle money, offer and receive forgiveness, be a friend, be single, be generous, serve others, grieve, love…the list is endless.
This weekend we are focusing on a better way to be married. On Sunday evening Ted Lowe of MarriedPeople will be speaking at our Oh What A Night couples’ dessert and sharing ways to keep fun in our relationships. Oh What A Night is sold out but we have lots of room in our Sunday morning services where Ted will we help us learn how to better use our words (guess what John Mayer song he asked us to perform before he teaches – hint: you can call him “Captain Backfire”).
MarriedPeople is committed to helping churches help marriages by introducing couples to the Core 4 Habits of a Great Marriage:
Have Serious Fun
Having fun as a couple is not optional; it’s essential. We believe the best way to protect your marriage is to enjoy it regularly.
Respect and Love
Of the few verses God gives to husbands and wives, the directive to respect and love is commanded more than any other. This truth really can set us free when we understand the interplay of respect and love.
Love God First
When Jesus was asked about the greatest commandment, His answer was to love God with all you are and to love others as well as you love yourself. Loving God in your individual life greatly impacts your married life.
Practice Your Promise
Our spouses trusted that we would do what we promised when we said, “I do”— to love each other and to stay together no matter what. Knowing and experiencing a lasting commitment is vital to every marriage.
This is a perfect weekend to invite a couple to join us so we can share a better way to be married.
PS – In coming weeks we will have more opportunities to learn and share better ways to live. April 25 and 26 our men are retreating to learn a better life. It will be a “how-to” retreat where we explore what it means to be a man and what we must do to serve one another, our families, our church, and most importantly, God. Sometimes we get and right and sometimes we get it wrong and God has something to say about both. We will hear real-life stories from men who and faced and overcome the challenges all of us face and have found healing through their relationship with Jesus Christ. For more information click on A Better Life and watch for sign up opportunities on Sunday mornings.