If you want to fear less, you should love more. In this message, we'll discover the antithetical relationship between Love and Fear; and we'll be challenged to think through some implications that has for our everyday lives.
Christians can be so timid sometimes. Here's why that's crazy.
If you're like most people, you're living in fear. If you are, it's because of two possible reasons. In this message, we'll find out what they are and how it's possible to win the fight against fear.
Want to know God's will for your life? Sure you do. But take care: when we seek clarity and direction above relationship with God, we run the risk of idolizing our plans and our futures.
In the midst of the mystery and uncertainty of which path to choose, God invites us to seek him with all our whole hearts. When we do, we'll discover that His will might be clearer--and different--than we expected.
Anticipating an amazing homecoming is great, but what about now? What do we do in the meantime? Are there ways to pilgrim well?
What if one day, all of our heartache, all of our pain, all of our dying will be a thing of the past? What if one day, we'll finally be home?
Wars, hatred, injustice, sin, death--all of these things remind us that we're not home yet. We know the homesick heartache we feel in the midst of all of this difficulty can be difficult to bear. But is it possible our homesickness is valuable?
Where are you from? Turns out, the answer's a bit more complex than we may realize. It's important to figure out, though, because if you want to know who you are, you need to know where you're from. In this message, we'll explore the concept of home and how it shapes our everyday lives.
Loving our neighbors won’t always be easy or neat and tidy. But we’ can’t let fear keep us from following Jesus into deeper waters of discipleship and love.
God's command to love our neighbors sounds great and everything, but let's be honest: that sounds like it'll take time we just don't have. If that's how you feel, Jesus has a helpful message for you.
Who are your neighbors? That's a good question. But this one's even better: Who are you neighboring?
In this message, we look at a story from Jesus that leaves us with a challenging reality: being a neighbor isn't just about proximity--it's about something else as well.
"Two are better than one." There is strength in numbers and that is especially true when we share our lives with other believers.
In this message, we look at a powerful scene in the Gospel of Mark that demonstrates the power of Christian community.
Need a good reason for hope in the midst of some tough stuff, even if that stuff is your own sin? As we close this series, we look to a quality of God's that shines light into dark moments.
It doesn't always make the lists of God's essential traits, but it should: God's ability to create and give life--and his willingness to use that ability in our behalf--changes everything for us.
If you want to understand God, you need to understand love--not just the "how" of ultimate love, but the "when." In this message, we'll explore the true story of the moment God's love was clearer than ever before.
Somewhere deep down, we humans appreciate Good and despise Evil. But what happens when our perception of good and evil gets skewed? Thankfully, God is perfectly GOOD. He establishes right and wrong simply by the very nature of his being.
If we’re going to know God at all, we need to get our heads around the reality of God’s terrifying and thrilling ability to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants. In this message, we'll zero in on one moment in history where this power was abundantly clear.
"I love my church." It's a beautiful thing to say--especially when you understand what it means. :)
In this message, we look to a helpful passage of Scripture that lets us in on what it means--really--to love your church.
The gospels describe a moment when the apostle Peter’s developing loyalty and shaky understanding of Jesus are put to the ultimate test – and he fails in the biggest possible way. It's a moment in which it's easy to see ourselves. Thankfully, we also see how Jesus provides hope and inspiration for all of us who, like Peter, fail but keep trying.
Getting close to God is going to take some serious sacrifice. Don't worry, though--that's actually good news. Here's why.