To encourage people to expect, experience, and enjoy God in everyday life.
We are a Jesus-following, Bible-believing, ordinarily orthodox gathering of Christians writing about faith, theology, and life.* We hope to empower our readers to expect, experience, and enjoy God’s “exceeding abundance” in everyday life.
Perissos is the ancient Greek word for “more, greater, excessive, abundant, exceedingly, vehemently.” It can be found in Bible verses such as Ephesians 3:20 and John 10:10. We believe that God is, and can do, and wants to do ”exceedingly abundantly far above all that we can ask or think according to his power at work within us.” We take seriously Jesus’ claim that he came to “give life and life more abundantly” and we look for God in all aspects of everyday life.
Yet it in the crush and pressure and struggle of each day, it’s often difficult to connect with God. And when life is hard it can be easy to believe see God as small, stingy, and graceless. The real challenge is, in the midst of the chaos of life to “grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–to be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:18-19, NIV)
Through this site we hope to tell the stories of our exceedingly abundant God showing up in our lives. We hope to provide practical understanding of what it means to “worship in Spirit and in Truth” using Scripture and prayer. And we hope to empower ordinary people to seek out and experience an extraordinary God in every part of their daily lives.
*For a full Statement of Faith, please click here.