IGNITE: Radio Questions

Every week Shawn's got a question for you!

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Posted by Danielle King on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 3:06 PM

How do you achieve your goals?

Posted by Danielle King on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 3:05 PM

What do you fight for?

Posted by Danielle King on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 @ 10:44 AM

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Hey this is Ian from Ignite College and Young Adult Ministries, and I have a question for you: What do you fight for? Amidst all the social media campaigns, it seems impossible to not get caught up in something. We’re constantly bombarded with people and events to care about.

Most of the causes I hear about could take a lifetime to solve. And often, it seems like the world’s problems aren’t solvable anyway. We have to ask ourselves what cause will make the most positive impact and deserves our dedication.

We have to believe in our cause enough that we’ll keep at it until the job is done. But what endeavor is really worth that? What cause rises above all the others in both its goal and lifestyle? As a Christian, I believe that the only fight worth living out is God’s. His purpose is the only one I can trust to always have a pure and good end goal.

This belief is what drives me to fight the best I can to pursue the life God has for me. On my own, I know I can’t fulfill God’s calling for me. But despite my shortcomings, God makes me adequate to the role.

So if you’re a college student or young adult who wants to learn more about this kind of life, come talk to us at Ignite. We meet Wednesdays at 7:30 at Eastern Hills Church in the Underground and our goal is to fearlessly ask questions about life, existence and purpose. And remember, no matter who you are or what you’ve done, God wants to ignite life in you today.

What comes to mind when you hear the word adequate?

Posted by Danielle King on Monday, February 6, 2017 @ 9:28 AM

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Hey this is Shawn from Ignite College and Young Adult Ministry and I have a question for you: What comes to mind when you hear the word adequate?

For most people it doesn’t really bring with it a sense of grandeur, best described as “eh.” But, adequate really means to have no needs.

I think about this a lot in my own life when I see someone who is better at something I’m passionate about. I see a better guitar player or singer and think, why did they get all of the talent and I’m just mediocre?

The Bible has much different perspective though. It says that when we can live a life of reverence for who God is and see that he has given us everything we need, we find something that has so much more value than if we just had someone else’s talents or skills. Jesus says, "I, and what I have given you, is adequate. I’ve met your needs."

Before I’m misunderstood to be saying that God is a genie, adequate doesn’t say anything you want, it says everything you need. Jesus’ invitation is to trust him for all that we need, and the more difficult and scary, the more He brings peace.

So If you’re a college student or young adult with questions, come talk to us at Ignite. We meet weekly to fearlessly ask questions about life, existence and purpose. For location info check igniteradio.org and please know, no matter who you are or what you’ve done God wants to ignite life in you today.

What effects are your resolutions having on your relationships?

Posted by Danielle King on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 @ 11:19 AM

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Hey this is Shawn from Ignite College and Young Adult Ministry and I have a question for you: What effects are your resolutions having on your relationships?

You know as I look at my own life, priorities and culture around me it seems like a lot of our resolutions are really focused on making us feel more secure. That is to say that a lot of the things I want to address in my life are really about my insecurities. I might want to look better so that people think better of me, or I might want to be nicer to people, but at the end of the day, if I’m honest, it can be more about addressing how I’m thought of instead of what another’s needs are.

See, while that’s understandable I think it can lead to us going into protection mode. I need to protect myself, protect the little energy I feel like I have left. We might think, I can’t go around caring for everyone all the time because I need time for me. I’m not picking on any one group, this includes church people too.


God has a slightly different perspective for us though. He says, "Hey, if you would just trust that I have everything that you will ever need, then you don’t have to worry about how much you give others, I’ll care for you." I’m not saying that you need to go sell everything and live destitute, but I have seen in my own life that when I selflessly give, even when it feels like there’s nothing left, God always provides what I need. It’s how I know I can trust him and how I can put that trust into action.


So if you’re a college student or young adult with questions, come talk to us at Ignite. We meet weekly to fearlessly ask questions about life, existence and purpose. Please know, no matter who you are or what you’ve done God wants to ignite life in you today.

Who do you want to be?

Posted by Danielle King on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 @ 3:52 PM

Hey this is Ian from Ignite College and Young Adult Ministry and I've got a question for you: Who do you want to be?

The new year has started and we're all still pumped about our resolutions. Some of us want to get in shape, read more or maybe finally go after that big self-discovery we've wanted for so long now.

Everybody wants to become the best version of themselves, but the sad reality is that most people give up on their New Year's resolution within the first few weeks. We get busy and stressed with work, school or just life in general. It's hard to motivate yourself and effect lasting change when you've been stuck in the same patterns for so long.

This inability to effect long-term changes can make improving yourself seem impossible. Nothing sticks and it feels like you can't really become better.

But there's good news! You don't have to fight this uphill battle on your own. Jesus tells us that we can have new life in Him. He offers us a purpose to work for and unconditional love along the way.

If you want to talk more about how to live this kind of life come talk to us at Ignite. We meet at Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church Wednesdays at 7:30 pm in the Underground and our goal is to fearlessly ask questions about life, existence and purpose. And please always know that no matter who you are or what you’ve done, God wants to Ignite life in you today.

Have you ever had a mountain top experience?

Posted by Danielle King on Thursday, December 15, 2016 @ 11:45 AM

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Hey this is Shawn from Ignite College and young adult ministry and I have a question for you.  Have you ever had a mountain top experience?  Those moments when it feel like you’re literally on top of the world, where you have perspective, and your troubles are literally under your feet?

Those moments are amazing and make us feel so alive, but usually there comes that “back to reality moment” when you look back and say that was great but I’m back down from the mountain, back in the trenches.  This usually comes with some feelings of depression, right?  Soon we may say, "Christmas was awesome, it was great to give all those gifts and see the joy, but now I have to pay the credit card bills, back to reality again."  What if it didn’t have to be that way though?

In the Bible, Jesus frequently spent time on the mountain, but it wasn’t to get a spiritual high, it was to be realigned with his purpose.  The cool thing is that he invites us up the mountain to do the same.  He says, "I’ve spoken to my father about you, and I have a purpose for your life that will let you leave this mountain without the fear of disappointment or emotional let-down."

So if you’re a college student or Young adult with questions, come talk to us at ignite.  We meet weekly to fearlessly ask questions about life, existence and purpose.  For location info check igniteradio.org and please know, no matter who you are or what you’ve done God wants to ignite life in you today.

Have you gotten any invitations recently?

Posted by Shawn King on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 @ 11:19 AM

Hey this is Shawn from Ignite College and young adult ministry and I have a question for you.  Have you gotten any invitations recently?  I’ve talked to a lot of people lately who are either trying to figure out which invitations to accept, or when they’ll send their own. 

We all have a lot going on so how do you figure out which things we’ll go to?  Well, If we’re honest there are those invitations that that really excite us, and others that maybe don’t seem as exciting.  Maybe we’re hesitant to accept certain invitations because of feeling awkward about the lack of relationship with the one who invited us.

Jesus has also sent us an invitation.  He says come hang out with me and see if I’m who I say I am.  One of the reasons that I follow Jesus is that He meets the deepest longings of our hearts, but doesn’t ask us to make a blind choice to follow him.  When Jesus calls his disciples in the Bible he tells them, come and see if I’m worth following.  See Jesus is not afraid of our questions, doubts or fears.  He is secure in His identity and purpose.  What’s more, He invites us into the same.

So if you’re a college student or Young adult with questions, come talk to us at ignite.  We meet weekly to fearlessly ask questions about life, existence and purpose.  For location info check igniteradio.org and please know, no matter who you are or what you’ve done God wants to ignite life in you today.

 

 

 

What are you going to do with your life?

Posted by Danielle King on Monday, November 14, 2016 @ 10:38 AM

Hey this is Shawn from Ignite College and young adult ministry and I have a question for you. What are you going to do with your life? It’s a simple question right, but for many of us it brings a lot of anxiety with it.


I think we struggle with this question because in the world of seemingly infinite possibilities we are struck with the reality that there really aren’t many things worth devoting your life too. We want to know that what we’re doing with our lives will somehow matter, if not to the whole world at least in our own lives. We want to know that everyday won’t be a struggle to feel fulfilled, but that the work we partake in will bring joy and a sense of purpose.


As a Christ follower I have come to see that it matters less what I do and more who I am. When Jesus transformed my identity all that mattered is that people could find the same healing and peace that Jesus brought me. My purpose became more than a job or money. It was not industry specific. True purpose was found when Jesus’ reputation superseded my daily struggle. I acted differently not because I was trying to or even wanted to, it was only because I am different. If you’re tired of trying to find your path in life, Jesus says walk with me, I’ll show you the way.

So If you’re a college student or Young adult with questions, come talk to us at ignite. We meet weekly to fearlessly ask questions about life, existence and purpose. For location info check www.igniteradio.org and please know, no matter who you are or what you’ve done God wants to ignite life in you today.

What do you have to be thankful for?

Posted by Shawn King on Thursday, November 3, 2016 @ 3:58 PM

Hey this is Shawn from Ignite College and young adult ministry and I have a question for you.  What do you have to be thankful for?  We are in the month where we talk a lot about thankfulness and gratitude but I’ve noticed many people have a hard time verbalizing what they’re thankful for.

People say that as a culture we are spoiled and ungrateful, but I think there is a deeper issue.  The Bible talks a lot about the thankless life.  It actually describes a life of thanklessness as becoming purposeless and hollow.  Our ability to reason becomes clouded with desire to serve ourselves instead of others.  It says when all things become relative to us, how we feel, our desires and our motives we trade hope for hopelessness. 

Through Jesus there is a simple solution to thanklessness.  He simply says acknowledge who he is, the creator, maker of all that we see and know, and secondly confess that He has proven himself trustworthy.  That may not be easy with what you’ve been through, but ask him to reveal His work in your life and I know He will.  Then thank Him for it and see if your outlook doesn’t change to being thankfulness.

So If you’re a college student or Young adult with questions, come talk to us at ignite.  We meet weekly to fearlessly ask questions about life, existence and purpose.  For location info check igniteradio.org and please know, no matter who you are or what you’ve done God wants to ignite life in you today.

 

 

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