Want two pairs of questions that could totally change how you interact with your spouse? In this message, we hear from the Apostle Peter about how to fill our marriages with one essential ingredient: grace.
For better or worse, consciously or not, your kids look to you as an example of what marriage is and how husbands and wives should act. For that reason, one of the most important gifts you can ever give your children is to build a strong, “In This Together” marriage with your spouse.
There's one thing that will help you freak out less about small annoyances, bring you closer to your spouse, and help you discover the potential that God built into marriage. In this message, we look to Scripture to find out what that one thing is.
From the beginning, God’s design for marriage has involved a unique phenomenon where two individuals become "one flesh.” In this message, we’ll talk about what that does (and doesn’t) mean. Specifically, we'll ask the question, "In your journey as a husband or wife, how do you move from Me to We?"
What does it mean to "depend on God"? Is it what many of us often think? A passive, "not my will but yours" kind of thing where we just sit and wait while God does what only he can do? Or could it be that depending on God is actually quite active?
If our church is to be what Christ calls us to be, we'll each have to remember one thing: We are because I am. In this message, we unpack what, exactly, that means.
As we look ahead to 2015, we want our church's focus to echo the focus of Jesus: to seek and save the lost. For that to happen, it's going to take all of us.
Like the shepherds and magi before you, God invites you on a journey closer to him. It takes courage, and it always costs something, but you should go.
In this message, we close out the series by exploring one final thing that enables success in our quest for joy in life. That thing? Dialogue with God himself.
If there’s one thing that will make or break the presence of joy in your life, it’s perspective. How you process the relative importance of the blessings, experiences, possessions, relationships, and hardships that make up your daily existence changes everything.
In this sermon, we’ll be challenged the extraordinary example of two people who learned to see small things as small and big things as big.
Want to know one of the greatest enemies of joy in your life? It's forgetfulness.
Here's what to do about that.
Joy is counter-intuitive. Though many expect to find it in good, easy times, they find themselves disappointed. That's because joy isn’t found hardly as much in leisure as it is in something else--something that's harder, better, and that doesn't have all that much to do with us.
God is never in trouble.
Why do we need to know this? Every time we feel that God is threatened, we feel that we are threatened. So we try to defend God (and in the process, often hurt others). Meanwhile, God wants us to know that he'll be fine without us coming to his rescue.
“Loving people are the ones who tolerate the actions of those with whom they disagree.” ...Right? In this message, we’ll explore the relationship between love and tolerance, challenging the idea that tolerance is love, and that intolerance is always the opposite of love. Love, God teaches us, is so much bigger than tolerance. And so much better as well.
It's a message culture shouts at us on a daily basis: "Sex is the best and it's not a big deal." In other words, sex should be prized above all else, and it's just physical--so the stakes aren't very high. ...But what if all of that is a lie? What if sex is actually not as good--and so much better--than culture says it is?
How much power do you wield on a daily basis? Before you say "Not much," think a bit more. Most of us exert more power than we realize--which means Jesus' one key teaching about power is highly relevant (and potentially disruptive). Thankfully, Jesus teaches his followers how to use their power to bring freedom rather than oppression.
Fairness: it’s one of those values we learn to appreciate from an early age. But is fairness all it’s cracked up to be? In this message we’ll examine whether or not everything should be fair, looking to the example of a God who, in so many cases, has no interest in fairness.
The call to holiness and the call to love can sometimes seem to be in opposition. If we are to follow in Jesus’ footsteps, though, we will need love to lead us past the barriers we erect in the name of personal piety and toward a world in need of the Gospel.
It’s easy to lean on God when times are hard. But what about when everything’s great? When there’s money in the bank and food on the table, we can deceive ourselves into some very dangerous assumptions. In this message, we'll look to the example of someone who didn’t survive success, in the hopes of making sure that we do.