Nothing will stunt your faith like isolation. In this message, we'll explore what happens when we connect meaningfully with a handful of people who are following Jesus. We'll also hear from someone who did exactly that, and how it changed everything.
Sick of trying and failing, feeling alone, or being stuck in destructive patterns? There’s a reason you’re struggling—and it doesn’t have to be that way. As we begin the series, we’ll explore what it looks and feels like to be without roots, and why it’s so important to pursue a different reality for ourselves.
Any disobedience to God has a name in Scripture: it's called "sin." And sin, because it separates us from God, brings death. With that in mind God's solution to that death is interesting: it's death.
In this message, we'll explore how God responds to one death in us by encouraging another kind of death in us and then making us newly alive. Along the way, we'll see what baptism has to do with all of this.
If you’ve ever felt guilt that just won’t leave you alone… If you’ve done things that are wrong and you don’t know how to make them right… If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed and you're not sure how to dig out from under the rubble… If you’ve ever felt hopeless, isolated, or unseen… This is a message for you. Together, we'll explore how God responds to these feelings, and how we can accept what He longs to give us.
This summer, our preaching minister spent 10 weeks away from work for the purpose of spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical rejuvenation. In this last sermon in the series, he shares the last 2 of 10 things he learned about life, God, and the world during his sabbatical. ...Because he's pretty sure they’d be good for everybody else to know, too.
This summer, our preaching minister spent 10 weeks away from work for the purpose of spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical rejuvenation. In this series, he'll share a list of 10 things he learned about life, God, and the world during his sabbatical. ...Because he's pretty sure they’d be good for everybody else to know, too.
This summer, our preaching minister spent 10 weeks away from work for the purpose of spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical rejuvenation.
In this series, he'll share a list of 10 things he learned about life, God, and the world during his sabbatical. ...Because he's pretty sure they’d be good for everybody else to know, too.
“If there is a meaning in life at all,” wrote Holocaust survivor Victor Frankl, “then there must be a meaning in suffering.” It’s easy to question or accuse God when we’re in pain, but what if Frankl was right? What if our suffering, just like our lives, has a purpose?
How should we respond to questions from people more interested in antagonism than understanding? Is there anything we can present to our skeptical culture that’s undeniable?
In this message, Jake reminds us that as Christians, the Lord has unified all of us through himself and the Lord also has urged us to put every effort towards fostering unity among the body. A timely message for today as we are barraged by workings in our world which attempt to divide and to isolate us from one another. Thank God, we are stuck together as the body of Christ and called to grow together!
As Christians, we have a tendency to think being a follower of Christ is about toughing it out with clenched fists as we try to be perfect and keep the dark powers at bay. A life driven by fear. What if I told you there was another way? What if I told you these dark powers and our desire for perfection has been nailed to the cross? In this message, Randy Harris reminds us of Paul's words to the Colossians which speak truth for us today. We are called to give up fear and to play along to the music of God's grace knowing the victory is won!
What if we strove to think the way Jesus thought? This message explores the beautiful, upside down nature of the Gospel. A radically inclusive Gospel about a crucified Messiah who empties himself by taking the form of a slave in order to unify all people. Even more, this Messiah invites us to spend our life becoming who he has pronounced us to be: citizens of another world, the Kingdom of God.
In this message, Randy Harris explores Paul's simplest explanation of the Gospel which is by no means eloquent. In view of Paul's own experience of failure on his missionary journeys across Asia, Paul shares news to the Corinthians that is Good for the sum of us who feel incompetent in this life. With two words, Paul reminds us of our need to rely not on ourselves but on the God who raises the dead.
In this series of five short meditations members Jobie Williams, Eric Posadas, Stan Hartin, Duane Whitehead, and Matthew Woodrow share their personal experience with the character of an almighty, multi-faceted God.
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.