Many of us see pain as something to be avoided at all costs. God, though, has a different perspective. One that allows us not just to stop running from pain, but to savor it (yes, savor it). Sound crazy? The Apostle Paul didn't seem to think so...
You know thing inside you that wants to have “made a difference”? That thirst for a life that matters? That desire in you is no accident; it was placed there by God.
Your life does matter. You do have things to offer. Because God has things to do through you.
Got any blind spots? You know--areas where you're already acting foolishly and either don't know it or have found ways to justify it?
We've all got 'em. And worst of all, we don't know even what they are! Thankfully, God has a plan for that. In this message, we'll take a look at what it is.
Isn't it nice when you have extra? Sure--we all love having more than we need. But if you really want to enjoy what you've got, Jesus has an idea for you. And it doesn't have much to do with you...
Here's a dangerous question: why do you have as much as you have? In this message we'll dare to ask that question. As we do, we'll take a look at one person's example that--if we'll follow it--has the power to lead us into a life filled with freedom, peace, and joy.
You worked hard for it, right? So don't you deserve everything you have?
If we're honest, we often feel entitled to the money, possessions, or relationships we enjoy. Sadly, the more entitled we feel, the more discontented we become. This week, we'll zero in on two words that enable us to truly enjoy what we have.
If there’s one thing that often keeps us from feeling as though we have enough, it’s fear that we’ll run out. This fear leads us to constantly stockpile and hoard, afraid that we won’t have enough and therefore always discontent with what we do have. Thankfully, there's a solution; and it's simpler than you think.
We know we're probably too busy, and the idea of Sabbath sounds great, so what's the key to ensuring we actually find victory in our fight against busyness?
Many of us realize we're too busy. But what are we supposed to do about it?
In this message, we discover an ancient practice authored by God and designed to rescue us from the vortex of frenetic busyness.
Every day we accept the life of being busy is another day we cloud our vision for what God either has in store for us or is doing around us.
What is God up to when he invites us (even commands us) to sing as a channel of worship? What does singing accomplish? What happens when we sing?
In this message, we'll explore one undeniable effect that singing has on us--as individual worshippers, and as a gathered community seeking to praise God together.
The longer you live, the more experiences you have. Unfortunately, experience doesn’t guarantee growth. In this message, we’ll find that if we'll be wise and zoom out, we'll have a chance to avoid repeating our mistakes.
God shouts to us through the megaphones of Scripture and experience that we are undeniably connected to the human beings around us. In this message, we'll explore one thing in particular we need to remember in light of that fact.
Want to live a future that's better than the present? God wants that for you, too. But what's it going to take? In this message, we'll talk about one key relationship that--if we're aware of it--can be the key to a better tomorrow.
Have you noticed that foolish choices don't look all that foolish to the person making them? In this message, we'll hear a tragic told by the wisest person in the world and find out one thing that will keep us from living the same story.
What does the Kingdom of God have to do with sixty pounds of flour? According to Jesus, a lot. In this message, we'll explore how something small and hidden can bring about surprising transformation as long as God is involved.
What happens when God becomes King of a person's life? In this message, we'll let Scripture challenge our perceptions of freedom and slavery and find out that when we're faced with the opportunity to sin, there's more at stake than we may realize.