God loves giving money to those who spend it wisely. But what does that mean? In this message, we’ll examine a story Jesus told to those who were tempted to love money--and we’ll find out what wisdom in the area of our finances looks like.
One of our greatest struggles with money and stuff is a constant thirst for more. It shackles us and keeps money squarely in the “curse” category for us. The solution, although difficult to pursue, is straightforward and entirely achievable: contentment. In this message, we’ll explore the nature of contentment and some practical ways to cultivate it in our lives.
We look to money for a lot of things: security, status, purpose. But there’s a problem with that: those are things only God can provide. Want to stop loving your money? Stop expecting so much from it.
Whether money is a blessing or a curse for you comes down to one profoundly important question. In this message, we'll explore what that question is, and how to (accurately) answer it.
Out of everything that substantiated Jesus' claim to be King, there's one thing that stood (and continues to stand) above the rest: his resurrection. But can we trust that it happened? And what does that event 2000 years ago mean for us today?
What kind of king comes to the throne destined to die a common criminal's death? And embraces that destiny? Our King. Here's why that matters, why it had to be that way, and what it means for us.
Ever wanted a little credit for being better than other people? I mean, you're not the greatest person alive, but at least you're not like ________. If you've ever felt this way (and most of us have), Jesus has a story for you.
When Jesus tells a story, it reveals something about life in his Kingdom. In this message, guest speaker Logan Owens explores a story Jesus told about a Jewish wedding—you may not ever go to a Jewish wedding, but you'll want to hear what this one has to do with you.
Beto. Trump. Capitalism. Affluence. Family. Ourselves. We love choosing kings. We're just bad at doing it. In this message, we'll explore the way our deepest needs are poorly met by the kings we often choose—and the way the're perfectly satisfied by only one monarch: Jesus.
What are your expectations of Jesus? No matter who you are or how much you’ve actually interacted with him, you probably have some. Maybe you expect him to heal you. Maybe you expect him to make you give all your money away. Or make you richer. Maybe you expect him to make you a better husband. Or less anxious. Maybe you expect him to act like Mr. Rogers. Or who knows—maybe you expect him to act more like President Trump. As we begin this series, we’ll find that Jesus has a way of defying our expectations, whatever they may be. And we’ll find that our response to that dissonance makes all the difference.
Ever had questions about reading the Bible? We all have.
In this super-practical message, Justin answers some of the most frequently asked questions he’s heard over the years as people have talked to him about how to read the Bible well.
So when you pick up a Bible, what exactly are you holding? Are all of the 'books' of the Bible the same as one another? If not, how are they different? Is there some over-arching story? If so, what is it?
In this message, we'll explore those questions and more.
If you're like most people, new to church or experienced, reading the Bible can be, well, complicated. People say it's important to do, but doing it brings up so many questions.
- What is it, exactly?
- What's the deal with all the different parts?
- Why does it matter whether or not we read it?
- Isn't it old and out of touch?
- What do I do if I can't understand it?
- It seems boring. Am I reading it wrong?
These are all legitimate questions. Join us for this series as we seek out some helpful answers.
Prayer is an important part of being a Christ-follower, but often prayer can feel like a daunting task; we don't know what to pray for or even how to pray.
In this message we'll explore a prayer that Jesus prayed and learn how to pray the perfect prayer.
Often the best way to experience the presence of God is to stop and observe--listen, look, notice what He's done, what He's doing, what He's enabled.
With this in mind, we'll explore how God's people would punctuate their observation by building an altar and how we can get better at building altars of our own.
As followers of Jesus, we are vessels of the Spirit of God--He lives inside of us. We aren't Source of divine power and presences, but we're certainly echoes--aftershocks attached to the earthquake that is God.
With this in mind, we'll explore one of the best ways to experience the presence of God: Other people.
Sometimes we live our lives at a hectic pace, we’ve always have something going on and not enough time to do it.
In this message we’ll explore the need for time to just be still, the difference between silence and solitude, and how to spend some alone time with God.
Sometimes what you need is within reach, you just have to know where and how to get it.
In this message we'll explore how prayer awakens us to the presence of God, and we'll explore some practical ways to do it.
Most human beings are living disenchanted lives, there’s no expectation of anything ‘supernatural’. The problem? the world in which we’re living is enchanted—the supernatural surrounds us everyday, God is close, and mystery abounds.
In this message, we’ll explore what’s dulling our senses and be challenged to reject our disenchantment, becoming more alive and alert to the presence of God.
What if one day your whole life went up in flames? If everything you have in this world got swallowed up by fire. What would you do? How would you respond?
In this sermon we’ll take a look at someone who did lose everything and what we can learn from his response.