Trust is tough; it always makes you vulnerable. Without it, though, a relationship is impossible--especially one with God.
Israel didn’t have to wander for 40 years in the wilderness. They could’ve moved on to the Promised Land much sooner--if they’d only trusted in God. While we can’t avoid our times in The Land Between altogether, we can certainly limit our stay if we’ll realize that getting on to what's next depends on two things.
Transitional times can be fertile ground for complaint; it’s no fun not to be where we want to be.
During those times, we must realize that God is with us and that he’s taking care of us--even if he’s not giving us everything we want.
Sometimes, the plan you're working...just isn't working.
In those moments, there's a good chance we've forgotten one crucial thing. In this message, preaching intern Zach Carstens lets Jesus remind us what that one thing is.
Is following Jesus hard for you? Take heart. In this message, we'll explore why we, as the resistance, can't afford to give up--and why the promises of Jesus should give us all the confidence we need to keep fighting.
If you expect the wrong things, you're destined for disappointment. Too many of us approach Christianity with bogus expectations that don't line up with what we're told in Scripture.
In this message, we'll be reminded of one truth that will shape our expectations in critical ways.
It’s no secret; younger people can get on older people’s nerves, and older people can get on younger people’s nerves.
But God has a vision for something more than conflict between the young and the old. His plan involves cooperation and collaboration that allows each age group to reach beyond its weaknesses and borrow from the strengths of the other.
“When you pray.” “When you fast.” “When you give.” When we choose to practice these disciplines we'll be able to identify God’s presence in our lives even in seasons of distraction or change.
What does worry have to do with our priorities? “Seek first his Kingdom and his righteousness”, Jesus commands, and worry loses its grip on our lives.
Our view of the "real world" impacts our behavior in the world. The Lord's Prayer brings us back home - to the realest place on earth: the Kingdom.
Few things can be as comforting as knowing you have someone in your life who understands--someone who has been where you are, who really knows the pain you’re going through, etc. Thanks to Jesus’ time as a human, we will always have someone who 'gets it.'
Sin--the thing we’re all guilty of--separates us from God and condemns us to hell. ...But God has a plan for that. Jesus’ sacrificial death has the power to wash us of every single sin--past, present, and future. But how do we access that forgiveness?
Jesus made a lot of people angry during his ministry--especially religious people. They didn’t understand why Jesus devoted so much time and energy to those who were broken, sinful, and far from God. The reason, of course, was that those sinful people were the entire reason he’d come.
Life is hard; but it's even harder without hope. Fortunately, thanks to Jesus' resurrection we can live with confident hope that what will be is better than what has been.
As he and his wife transition back to the States after 6 years of mission work in Australia, Jason reflects on 5 things he's afraid of--and why there's no reason to fear.
If humility is so important (and it is), and if we can cultivate it on purpose (and we can), HOW do we go about becoming humble on purpose? In this message, we take a quick look at 12 ways to do just that.
It's not a relationship we'd necessarily anticipate, but it turns out there's a strong link between greatness and humility. In this message, we explore why becoming humble puts you on track to reach your full potential.
Like it or not, you can't get close to got until you get humble. In this message, we find out why.
What is humility, really? The answer to that question may challenge your understanding of what it means to be humble. In this message, we'll uncover 5 myths about humility and then explore the truth--what it means, practically speaking, to be a humble person (and why that's really the only thing that makes sense).
Jesus isn't afraid. Why should you be? Our former preaching intern shares the reason a Christ-follower should never panic.