On the Fringe

On the Fringe

In the series On The Fringe, Dr. Merritt unpacks six stories of how Jesus purposed to seek out those who needed Him most. No matter how far our on the fringe you find yourself, you are not a lost cause. Turn to the One who longs to turn your failure into victory!

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On the Fringe
  • The Failure - July 6, 2014

    We know that failure is inevitable…but it doesn’t have to be the last chapter in our lives.  The aftermath of making bad choices can leave us full of regret, guilt – even heartache.  But Jesus came to help us put failure behind us, and to turn things around.  Don’t let the ghost of failure steal ...

  • The Messed Up - July 13, 2014

    The bottom line is that we’ve all messed up.  Just because you’ve messed up, doesn’t mean you have to stay messed up.  Jesus isn’t interested in holding your past against you.  In fact, the opposite is true.  He came to free you from your past mess-ups.  Learn how to acknowledge your sin, to acce...

  • The Broken - July 20, 2014

    We tend to deal with brokenness in different ways. When it's our own mistake, we long for mercy and forgiveness. But when we're faced with someone else's failure, we are often very quick to respond without any grace at all. Jesus teaches us to respond to brokenness the way He did, with the kind o...

  • The Desperate- July 27, 2014

    Sometimes it's easy to deal with poor choices, mess-ups, and failures. There are times where we can coast along and stay just ahead of disaster. But then there are times when we reach the point of desperation. But that place of desperation is the perfect opportunity for God's transformation. Don'...

  • The Reject - August 3, 2014

    People who felt unloved by everybody else were drawn to Jesus. When everyone around them couldn't see past their faults and failures, Jesus was reaching out to them. That's exactly how we should respond to those who feel rejected. When they sense that we see them as more than just a laundry list ...

  • The Loser - August 10, 2014

    Have you ever heard the saying, "You'll never reach home plate hugging first base"? It's so true. We have to give up to go up. Jesus requires us to give up everything. Not so that we have nothing, but so we can have everything He has planned for us. He's not against us having money. He's against ...