Everyone has an opinion on human sexuality, ranging from discipline and purity to license and anarchy. So much around us claims to know what’s best for us, but not all deliver as they promise. How do you know who to believe, trust, or follow?
September 12, 2021
Let the River Run
Do you know how to recognize the voice of God? The Holy Spirit helps us do that and as He does, we get answers to other questions we may have; but who and what is the Holy Spirit? How can we live our lives filled up with God's Spirit?
September 5, 2021
Wide Open Spaces
More than any other religion, philosophy or worldview, Christianity is about salvation. But what does it mean to be saved? What do we need to be saved from?
August 30, 2021
The Greatest Thing You Could Ever Do
What if the greatest thing you could ever do is saying ‘yes’ to God’s will? Living in the will of God brings blessing here and eternal life beyond. Do you need direction, protection, or guidance in decision-making? God's will has answers for you.
August 22, 2021
A Few Of God’s Favorite Things
As followers of Jesus, we have a responsibility to encourage and build each other up, especially those who are fresh in the faith! God is busy leading us into intersections with other people, and many times all we have to do is notice. The Kingdom moves when we love our neighbor. Would you stop and think about the everyday ways you could bring God’s sweetness to your world?
August 16, 2021
Church on the EDGE!
Evangelism. Discipleship. Generosity. Empowerment. EDGE. What does a church on the EDGE look like? It looks like Jesus followers fully connected to each other and their church. In fact, living on the EDGE cannot happen apart from your church. You need the church just as much as the church needs you!
August 8, 2021
Turning Sour Moments into Sweet Memories
What do you do with the sour moments of life? Do you add more bitterness to what you’re experiencing or are you intentional about looking for a sweetener? Life may give us lemons, but God is the official sweetener to turn everything around.
August 1, 2021
Not today. Tomorrow works better
We all need to stop from time to time, take stock of where we are, where we're going, and what's ultimately ahead. If we want to live well, we must understand that God’s paths get us where we want to go. Along the way we will want to quit, but we must remember that none of us are beyond the reach of God’s forgiving grace and faithfulness. Nothing is too hard for God.
July 25, 2021
In a relationship, how do you keep love alive? You step out of yourself and speak their language. In Hosea, we see that God also speaks love language. He is seeking connection in a fresh way with his people.
July 18, 2021
Not Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
What do you do when you find yourself in a relationship with someone whose choices, behavior and life are a dead end, yet you care deeply for them? This is the hellish place where we find God in the book of Hosea. Every couple has troubles, hardships, obstacles and conflicts. Counselors say deeper intimacy waits just the other side of conflict, but we have to learn how to get there.
July 11, 2021
Freedom Isn’t Free
Freedom isn’t free. It costs something to have it. It costs something to keep it. And when you lose it, it costs something to get it back. In Hosea’s story we see how human freedom gets hijacked by sin, and how God sets in motion His plan of redemption to restore freedom and set right what sin makes wrong.
July 4, 2021
What To Do With Your Anger
What do you do with your anger? Some of us will vent it while others stuff it in suppression. Either has consequences that may not be helpful in the long run. But there is a way to be angry and still be pleasing to God – a way to harness the energy of anger to serve a higher cause, a godly one.
June 27, 2021
God loves us like a father and shows us what a father’s love can be like. He compares his experience with Israel to what a father feels – both tender memories and some very tough struggles. Part of our growth challenge may be believing God loves us like that.
June 20, 2021
When The Vow Breaks
100% of all couples have trouble. What are you going to do when trouble comes? As we look at the story of Hosea, we learn that it’s God who is going through the pain of rejection from His beloved, Israel. She prefers the company of false gods to the real thing, but God has a marriage dream for his people with him that is larger than their infidelity.
June 13, 2021
What About the Kids?
Some of life’s greatest joys happen in family – but also some of its deepest pains, hurts and heartaches. In this series, we will work through the challenging book of Hosea to discover hope in seemingly hopeless places.
June 6, 2021
95 Years Young!
Happy 95th birthday, Christ Journey Church! We have a God-given vision and a God-sized dream. At 95, we are facing a new adventure doing hybrid church, requiring us to learn new skills. How might God want to shape us to stay on mission in this new place?
May 30, 2021
The People’s Security
Without threats there would be no need for security. Yet no security device or system is 100% fool-proof. Spiritually, we also have a need for security. We face spiritual threats and have to guard ourselves against our enemy, the devil. How do we protect our hearts?
May 23, 2021
When God‘s People Pray
The most difficult part of a prayer life is starting one. As we ask, we learn what it means to give voice to our faith, which God loves. It is a conversation that grows from trust and in love and builds confidence in Him. The more we do it, the closer we draw near to God and God to us.
May 16, 2021
Any arena of responsibility becomes practice for us to let God do more – more for us, in us, and through us. Everything requires practice and development. In today’s message, we see this exemplified by Deborah, one of the 12 Judges of Israel. We’ll see how she was much more than a Judge; she was a prophet, a strategist, a counselor, and even a mother.
May 9, 2021
The People’s Symphony
Through faith in Jesus as God’s Christ, we become children of God. Being a Christian isn’t a matter of pledging allegiance to a set of doctrines or religious rules and rituals. In fact, when we trust Jesus Christ, God is able to do something quite amazing through our lives!
May 2, 2021
The People’s Future
Imagine if before you start your day you choose to forgive every offense before it ever happened. When we live out of God's DNA in us, it’s possible to live our days like that. As children of God, his traits are passed on to us, therefore we have victory over sin and love for others.
April 25, 2021
The People’s Forever
What does God want us to know about eternal life? For a Christian, the good news of Christ’s resurrection proclaims that death does not speak the final word over us. Following his resurrection, Jesus showed us life after death. The witness of his life promises more life, victory, and peace for those who place their life in His.
April 18, 2021
The People’s Problem
There is a sense in which every book of the Bible fits the statement, it’s all about the people, especially in the book of 1 John. John understood how people got themselves into problems they couldn’t easily get out of, or how people were vulnerable to temptation. But he also knew and understood the plans and future God has for His people in Jesus Christ.
April 11, 2021
Easter: For You
It is not uncommon to think that if we place our lives in God’s hands, He’s going to ruin our fun, steal our joy, and slap a bunch of rules in our lives. And yet, in Scripture we read Jesus came that his joy might be in us and our joy be full. This Easter, how do we join in the joy of Jesus?
April 4, 2021
A Life Without Regrets
Is it possible that every one of us is mad at God for something? Something we believe he could have done, should have done, but didn’t? The answer may be painful for you to admit, but it is possible to find understanding. God is always striving to reach us with breakthrough in order to give us an opportunity to live a life with purpose!
March 28, 2021
The Parasite Feeding On Us
It is human tendency to focus mainly on what is right in front of us while the mind is too dull to experience God. The Bible tells us there’s a deceiver at work in the world, set to destroy us, almost like a spiritual parasite. This parasite has implanted words in the human brain that we’ve never recovered from.
March 21, 2021
How Greatness Really Grows
Would you settle for a self-made life when you can have a great and God-graced life? You can live trying to make yourself great without God. Just live by any number of worldview options – the road is wide! Or, you can live trusting God to make your life great with a blessing – that’s the narrow road. How you think matters. How you look at life matters. How you live your life matters.
March 14, 2021
So What IS Truth?
"What is truth?” Pilate asked this question of Jesus before his crucifixion. How would you answer? Does truth have to make rational sense? Do we need to be able to "feel it” to know it’s true? The topic can turn confusing and our understanding may be limited, but there are answers to these questions.
March 7, 2021
...And Then You Die
Life on earth doesn’t last forever. How do you make sense of that? What do you do with that? Scripture tells us that …God has set eternity in our hearts – but we can’t get there by ourselves. It’s through faith in Christ that God graces us to walk with Him into life beyond death.
February 28, 2021
Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?
Why can’t we all just get along? It’s a question that has been asked so many times. Humanity’s story looks a lot like the ones we find in the Book of Genesis – full of rebellion, disobedience, jealousy, and chaos. Humanity had a powerful and personal beginning with God, but then the freedom gifted to us was misused starting a chain of devastating consequences.
February 21, 2021
Naturalism and Its Knock-offs
What or who makes us become who we are? It can be a complicated question to answer. We become like the things we believe. We become like the people we believe, the truths we trust, and the stories we tell ourselves. Therefore, it is important to be aware and understand belief systems and world views. How can you decipher who to trust? What to believe? How to behave?
February 14, 2021
In The Beginning...
Knowing who you are, where you are and how you are going to move from there makes a big difference in life. What is your mind map – your worldview? The Bible offers a clear storyline to help us know who we are, where we are, and how we are to make our journey through life.
February 7, 2021
The Fragrance of Generosity
Would you consider yourself a generous person? People feel your concern for them in the provisions you’ve made for them – gifts of time, talent and financial treasure. In Scripture we see that when believers are so moved to be generous, their sacrifice rises like a sweet aroma that is pleasing to God.
January 31, 2021
The Promise of Harvest
As Christians, everyone we help come home to the Father is an offering of worship we bring to God. He is pleased when we do good to others and help those who are far from him get to know him personally. In fact, God himself rejoices every time someone trusts him in the forgiveness of sin, receiving the gift of salvation. Do you know the joy of helping someone take that step of faith?
January 24, 2021
The Doing of Good
God absolutely loves us. It’s not our humanity that separates us from him, but rather our sin. God is solid, trustworthy, steadfast. Yet, his character as God also makes him a destroying force to all sin. The good news is that He has a plan to make his holiness and goodness present in humanity in such a way that sin will be consumed without damaging the people he loves in the process – how does he accomplish this? Through his Son, Jesus Christ.
January 18, 2021
The Sacrifice of Praise
When we receive Christ as our Lord and Savior, we open our hearts for God’s Spirit to live in us, to be alive in us. As we live out our faith, we are to offer our bodies as a living sacrifice, but have you ever wondered why? Why would anyone do that?
January 10, 2021
How will 2021 be any different for you? Will this be a new year where truly a new thing takes place in life, or will this year be more of the same old desperations? What do you want? Your answer will give way for some tension. The difference between God doing a new thing in you this year and the same old desperations is what you are willing to sacrifice.
January 3, 2021
Time To Rebuild
Are you building your life on a sturdy foundation? 2020 has exposed what we’ve truly been building our lives upon. How do we head into 2021 with a fresh sense of hope? Let’s get to work!
December 27, 2020
Prepare Him Room: Joy To The World
Merry Christmas, Christ Journey Family! This year’s experience may look and feel different as we gather around screens, but we will not let that stop us from remembering and celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. No matter how dark the night has become, God’s light still shines through. Prepare Him room in your heart and let His light shine in and through you. It will bring you peace and joy.
December 24, 2020
Prepare Him Room – Bless Your Neighbors
God wants everyone to be part of His family. His invitation is radically inclusive. Is there someone in your life you’d like to see rescued by God’s power and love? Your acts of kindness and generosity can show others the love of Jesus. Make room for others this Christmas – in your heart, your home, and your neighborhood.
December 21, 2020
Prepare Him Room In Your Home
The holidays and the family… how do we make it through? Well, humor helps. We can find the fun in family dysfunction, can’t we? The Christmas Story is full of the unexpected and the dysfunctional too. Have you noticed? A messy humanity is not hard to miss if you look closely at the people in the story.
December 13, 2020
Prepare Him Room In Your Heart
Thank God for Christmas! Even if this year’s Christmas will be like no other, we still thank God for Christmas. Christmas means God wants to be with us, and God wants us to be with Him. This is why Christ came. God wants us to experience being with Him, together. Prepare Him room...
December 6, 2020
How Happy is Found in God?
Embraced. Known. Accepted. Received. Celebrated. We become and are gifted these when we allow ourselves to be found by God. It doesn’t mean we won’t still struggle with the challenges of our nature, circumstances and choices. However, the good news is we won’t be far from God as we do. He’ll be with us all the way. To Jesus, to be found by God is to be incredibly happy. Joy this big has got to be shared.
November 29, 2020
How Sought is Sought by God?
Luke 15 can be considered the Lost & Found department of the Bible. God does for us what we cannot do for ourselves. He lights the lamp, he sweeps the house; in other words, he searches carefully until he finds us. However, God won’t force you against your will. He will wait for you to come to him and let yourself be found. What’s your choice?
November 22, 2020
How Far Is Far From God?
People can get far from God. We can get lost from the sense of His presence and blessing in our lives. We can get lost like a sheep from its flock – we can also get found. Are there things making you feel far from God today?
November 15, 2020
Prize The Lord
As we get to know God, what do we get out of it? What do we learn? We learn God cares for us like a good shepherd cares for a flock, and we discover He’s on our side. Everyone who truly gets to know God will have reason to say, “Wow! Thank you!” The God who exists beyond time and space has involved himself within time and space because he cares. Praise the Lord!
November 8, 2020
How Can I Say "Thanks"?
This message marks our first day back at our physical spaces after a long hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are entering with thanksgiving and praise! We are saying ‘Thank you’ to God for who He is and His faithfulness! It’s not only the right thing to do, but did you know it’s also very good for you? Giving thanks is a helpful and essential discipline for your spirit and mind.
November 1, 2020
Fulfill Your Purpose
You are made in God’s image. That means you are created to become all God has in mind for you! God started a good work of new life in you and is committed to finishing the job well. He is faithful; he will do it! Do you want him to show up and do His amazing life changing work in your life?
October 25, 2020
Succeeding Even in Suffering
How would Jesus succeed through suffering even on the cross? How are we to succeed through suffering in our lives? The answer is by having spiritual oneness with God. No one is out of the reach of God’s love. It is His desire that we would be close to Him. Remaining faithful to the Father will give us what we need when trials come.
October 18, 2020
Triumphing Over Tempter and Temptation
God provides for us in spiritual battles. When we face temptation and forces of evil, we can’t forget God has been faithful in equipping us to face the challenge. How do you face the challenges when they come? If no temptation has seized us except what is common to man, and we know God is faithful, then He will not let us be tempted beyond what we can bear. But when we are tempted, God will also provide a way out. You can triumph over the tempter and temptation!
October 11, 2020
Finding Fellowship and Forgiveness
We don’t always see it or feel it, but God is faithful. He is constant, steadfast, trustworthy and true. It is his essence to be faithful. Are you living in fellowship with him, forgiven of your sin? Wait until you see what this faithful God has in store for you!
October 4, 2020
Just Do It
While Jesus lived on earth, he laid the blueprint of how to witness. As his followers today, his power extends to us thanks to the Holy Spirit. We are not alone in sharing the Good News nor do we have to do it in our own strength. The Holy Spirit living in us equips and empowers us to do the great work of telling all we can of what Jesus has done.
September 28, 2020
Living The Free Life
God’s Word speaks greatly into the topic of generosity. In fact, we were created not only in His image, but also with the responsibility of stewarding His good creation. Unfortunately, sin has driven a wedge between man and God resulting in hardened hearts and materialistic people. Materialism is the act of giving our heart’s affection over to the things of this world rather than God; but generosity is the antidote to materialism’s poison.
September 20, 2020
Discipleship - From Padawan to Jedi
The command Jesus gives in Matthew 28:19 is known as The Great Commission. The command for Christ followers to “go and make disciples.” Disciple, in its simplest form, means a “learner of Christ.” We’re supposed to do this “as we go” in life, in our coming and going. What could it look like for you? Let’s start with having a unified understanding of what discipleship means.
September 14, 2020
The Frontline: Evangelism: G.O., Going, and Gone!
Over the next four weeks of this series, we are focusing on refining our E.D.G.E. We will dive deep into the topics of Evangelism, Discipleship, Generosity, and Empowerment. It’s always good to review these practices so as not to forget that as Christians, we’re meant to give something different to the world.
September 6, 2020
Selah | Infinite Hope | Angie Lopez
An infinite perspective requires faith beyond the black and white of things. The invitation today is to pause and think about the ways God activates His infinite hope in us and then makes us the evidence of infinite hope for others. God brings His infinite hope into clarity when we taste a bit of it through each other.
August 31, 2020
Phenomenal | Infinite Hope | Bill White
Today we’re gonna explore what is arguably the most phenomenal verse in the Bible. That’s quite a claim, isn’t? This verse is a declaration of infinite hope, and it is found in the Book of Romans, chapter 8, verse 28: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
August 23, 2020
Forgotten? | Infinite Hope | Bill White
How are you feeling today? Disappointed? Frustrated? Hurt? If you or someone you know and care about can relate, today’s message will be of help. God has given us tools for facing times like these. Our current series is about learning them, applying them, and finding yourself reinvigorated through the power of God’s encouragement for us.
August 16, 2020
Surprise! | Infinite Hope | Bill White
Do you love surprises? In this season of quarantine, maybe you’ve been surprised by God in some way. As we start our new series, Infinite Hope, we open taking a look at a story in Acts 16 that is full of surprises– some are puzzling and other times bewildering, but this chapter helps us see how to follow God and remain faithful.
August 9, 2020
The Pale Horse | Four Horsemen | Bill White
The last installment of our current series brings us into the final horseman of the Apocalypse, the one riding on the Pale Horse. According to the Scriptures, the rider was named Death and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by the sword, famine, plague, and by the beasts of the earth. Although scary topics to talk about, by putting our faith and trust in God we can learn how to be ready.
August 2, 2020
The Black Horse | The Four Horsemen | Pastor Bill White
Part three of our current series takes us into the meaning of The Black Horse of the Apocalypse. It represents the undoing and unraveling of the basics of life – the ability to put food on the table and afford the cost of living. How much anxiety are you experiencing during the current crisis?
July 26, 2020
The Red Horse | The Four Horse Men | Bill White
Part Two of our current series unveils the red horse of the Apocalypse. According to the Scriptures, its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and make men slay each other. It sounds relevant, doesn’t it? The red horse symbolizes violence, and not just globally, but also at the domestic level. Furthermore, another category that seems to fit the red horse is the thirst for revenge and taking justice into our own hands when we’ve been wronged.
July 19, 2020
The White Horse | The Four Horsemen
In this series, we are taking a look through the eyes of the Apostle John and his vision of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse from the book of Revelation. The horsemen riding in symbolize disasters unleashed in the world because of sin and rebellion of humanity against God. In other words, it’s an unveiling of the consequences of human sin. Today we focus our attention on The White Horse representing pride, anger, and greed.
July 12, 2020
Wherever, Whenever, Whatever, Whomever | Spiritual Adulting | Pastor Bill White
The institutional church isn’t the bridge to life; God’s people are. If you're a believer, you’re now living your life in the full expression and experience of God, so grow into someone others can trust. There is only one of you and you have something to offer that no one else can.
July 5, 2020
What a GRAND idea! | Spiritual Adulting | Pastor Bill White
Adulting is one of those things you will learn by doing. The chaos, complications, and challenges that come with it will develop your adult self. We will always be growing up in life, and the same is true with our spiritual growth. Can you see yourself being a spiritual parent or even grandparent?
June 28, 2020
Your Very Own Baby Yoda | Spiritual Adulating | Pastor Bill White
What’s the difference between a spiritual adult and a spiritual parent? Spiritual parents give life to others by helping them grow in their faith. Who would God like you to reach?
June 21, 2020
Compassion In Action | Pastor Eddy Gervais & Pastor Bill White
Our message for today, Compassion in Action, takes a pause from our current series in order to address the situation we are seeing in mainstream media over the last few weeks. We are grateful to be joined by Pastor Eddy Gervais, Senior Pastor of Community Christian Church in Miami Gardens, FL. He will be answering questions submitted by Christ Journeyers on issues of race, justice, and politics.
June 14, 2020
All Grown Up | Spiritual Adulting | Bill White
We are starting a brand new series titled, Spiritual Adulting. Today we consider what it means to be all grown up. What does it mean to be a human adult? The answer is complicated. Society tries to define it in some areas, but how can you know as a Christ Follower that you are spiritually grown up?
June 7, 2020
Stepping Into Your Warrior | Mature-ish | Bill White
Adolescence — it’s that period of transition between childhood and adulthood. Some say it’s the time with something to offend everyone. Can you relate? It can be a time of training, trial, testing, and turbulence. So if biological adolescence prepares us for the challenges of biological adulthood, then how does spiritual adolescence prepare us for spiritual adulthood?
May 31, 2020
The Wonder Years | Mature-ish | Bill White
Early adolescents are sometimes called tweenagers. Anyone who has had a pre-teen knows you can’t parent them the same way you do a small child. They are at a new level in their development with different needs to be addressed. In a similar way, there is also a pre-teen stage we go through as we develop spiritually.
May 25, 2020
You Can Do That For Yourself | Mature-ish | Bill White
We’ve been journeying up the continuum in human development, both biologically and spiritually. Today we’re looking at the stage of childhood, and asking the question, what is “spiritual childhood” really about? What does it look like?
May 17, 2020
Feed Me! | Mature-ish | Bill White
Just like we go through stages of development physically, so also spiritually. For each stage God provides what we need so we can grow big and strong. Whether you're just starting out on your journey or not, you can learn to embrace the stage you're in and grow.
May 10, 2020
There's Nothing Like New Life | Mature-Ish | Ryan Reed
Newborn infants need all of the trappings of abundant life in order to grow into healthy and mature adults. In the same way, newborn Christians require the intentional care of mature parents in the faith to help them take their first breaths of new life! New birth results when God’s infinite Spirit of love and power takes up residence in our finite lives, cleansing us from the inside out.
May 3, 2020
Rising to Greater Depths | Sacred Space | Bill White
God designed every human being for spiritual life and growth. What the Evil One tried to steal from us through sin and death, God has more than replaced in Christ and salvation. When we receive Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, His plan is that we grow spiritually and get to know Him. Where are you in your growth? Where do you want to be? Where does God want to take you?
April 26, 2020
Divine Kintsugi | Sacred Space | Bill White
About a week after Jesus rose from the dead, he appeared to the disciples. It's then when he tells Thomas to reach out his hand and put it on his side, stop doubting and believe. And suddenly the scars took on a whole new meaning. They became doorways into life change– access to great transformation. Do you have scars? God can do amazing things with broken places.
April 19, 2020
Feel The Joy! | Easter 2020 | Bill White
Happy Easter! No matter where you're connecting with us, we're praying for you to find God in new powerful and personal ways. The Easter message matters in our world today perhaps more than ever. Easter claims Jesus took on, survived and overcame the disease of sin and now offers his blood as our solution and salvation. Open your hearts to let the blood of Jesus bring you healing this day, and let the God of the empty tomb fill your heart with joy!
April 12, 2020
Not All Who Wander Are Lost | Sacred Space | Bill White
The saying goes, “not all who wander are lost.” It’s actually a lesson Scripture affirms. We’re all in a wilderness right now, aren’t we? But consider this, it’s possible to find sacred space in it as we let God’s promises become our provision. Let us encourage one another today.
April 6, 2020
The Search For The Spiritual | Scared Space | Pastor Bill White
Sometimes life blindsides you and sometimes God surprises you– and sometimes they happen at the same time. Our new series is called ‘Sacred Space’. If there’s something we’re all learning these days it’s that God is not bound by building, schedule or religious ritual, but wants to share himself with all of us in every and any space.
March 29, 2020
Sheltered 2 | Pastor Bill White
March 22, 2020
Thank you for joining us for All Church Online. Your health and safety are always of great importance to us. We will go live at 11am. Senior Pastor Bill White, in partnership with all Campus Pastors: Carlos, Jacob, Rafael, and Ryan; and Worship Arts leaders from Gables and Kendall have prepared an experience appropriate for the concerns we are facing. ChristJourney.org
March 15, 2020
Is Jesus Really God? | Explore God | Ryan Reed
Today’s message centers on the core question of the Christian faith: Is Jesus really God? Every other question in this series hangs on the hook of how we answer this question. Of the four Gospels that recorded Jesus’ life, the entirety of John’s Gospel seeks to answer this single question. ChristJourney.org
March 8, 2020
Is Christianity Too Narrow? | Explore God | John Churchill
Popular culture pictures God this way: He is at the top of a mountain and there are many pathways up the mountain to God. Each pathway presents an equally legitimate path to the same destination. Today we take up the question, “Is Christianity Too Narrow?” How can we claim there is only one pathway to God when there are so many religions? Is there a way to approach religion so that no one is left out? ChristJourney.org
March 1, 2020
Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering? | Explore God | Pastor Bill White
Why does God allow pain and suffering in the world? It’s not a question only Christians face. There are so many stories of people walking the very deep valleys of terminal illness, unspeakable circumstances at home, drug addiction, or the dark shadow of abuse. But could the wounds be the way to see God at work in our lives? ChristJourney.org
February 24, 2020
Is There A God? | Explore God | Bill White
There is evidence that God exists in what we call reality. It’s in the way math works so well to define nature and how everything is so precisely tuned to make life possible. It’s in how well ordered and designed it all is. It’s even in how humans have such an undeniable sense of right and wrong. What do you believe? Is there a God? That is our big question today. ChristJourney.org
February 16, 2020
Does Life Have Purpose? | Explore God | Pastor Bill White
Does life have any ultimate meaning and purpose, or do we just make it up as we go in life? What’s the point of it all? As we start a new series, Explore God, we can find answers to those questions and more. God cares about us, wants us to know Him, and desires to bring each one of us into His purpose for our lives. Are you open? ChristJourney.org
February 9, 2020
Game Day | Game Day Sunday | Guest Speaker Don McNeal
Don McNeal, retired defensive cornerback of the Miami Dolphins, joins us today for a special interview with Pastor Bill. Hear about his life experiences in his football career, his life of faith as a gospel minister and most recently, taking on the challenge of Multiple Sclerosis. ChristJourney.org
February 2, 2020
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For | Songs To Live By | Pastor Bill White
As we conclude our “Songs To Live By” series, the last song pick is U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” It’s a tune full of emotional restlessness as the lyrics reference some kind of longing – a feeling we can all relate to. Have you found what you're looking for in this life? What are you after? ChristJourney.org
January 26, 2020
Love is a Battlefield | Songs To Live By | Pastor Bill White
Today’s song pick is for everyone who has ever loved: “Love is a Battlefield” by Pat Benatar. It’s for anyone who has ever loved life, loved their work, or loved somebody… it’s for anybody and everybody who knows the pain only love can bring. Is that you? ChristJourney.org
January 19, 2020
Songs To Live By | You've Got a Friend in Me
Every generation has produced songs about friendship. It's no surprise that living well requires having quality companionship. Our pick for today’s message is James Taylor’s “You’ve Got A Friend In Me.” Who are the people you call friends? What kind of friend are you to others? How can you grow in friendship with God? ChristJourney.org
January 12, 2020
Songs To Live By | Livin' On A Prayer
We’re starting 2020 with a brand new series titled, Songs To Live By. Today’s pick is Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer.” It tells the story of a working class couple struggling to make ends meet while encouraging each other all the way. Every day is a crossroad full of challenges and requiring choices. Can you relate? ChristJourney.org
January 5, 2020
All Church Online Sunday
Find your Edge in the new year.
December 30, 2019
Craziest Christmas Party Ever
God has a bigger plan for your life in 2020 than what you’ve been calling normal. Would you like to get in on it this Christmas? Then listen in. Merry Christmas!
December 25, 2019
Christmas Party Playlist | I'm Dreaming of a...
The earliest Christmas songs longed for a dream, not of white Christmas, but of a Savior who would bring rescue and restore justice and peace to the world. To this day, we are all longing for something… what’s your dream? What better day are you dreaming of? Find out how Jesus is part of that better life.
December 22, 2019
Christmas Party Playlist | You’ll Go Down in History
Christians might be the only Bible some people will ever read. As a follower of Christ, your life can be an open book to help someone else– perhaps not a perfect book, but a real one so others can see what faith and love look like. Even though a Christian might face ridicule and rejection for sharing their faith, God is still at work through it– shining his light and making history in the lives of people. ChristJourney.org
December 15, 2019
Christmas Party Playlist | Where the Love Light Gleams
How can we think of Christmas without thinking of home? We want this message to be one that blesses every home and family as we look into the Psalms– the worship songs of the Old Testament. ChristJourney.org
December 8, 2019
Christmas Party Playlist | Tales of the Glories
Music around Christmas time has a way of making us feel happy and sad emotions. The season is happy for so many reasons, and yet it can be so painful at the same time. What are the songs on your Christmas playlist? Do they evoke feelings of tenderness? Are they silly? Or just plain rockin’ fun? Whatever it is for you, this series will connect us to familiar melodies of the season in a new way. ChristJourney.org
December 1, 2019
I Believe | Our Life Everlasting
This message brings us to the final belief statement in the Apostles’ Creed – “I believe in life everlasting.” Living forever isn’t necessarily good unless the quality of your life is good. That’s what this last statement is all about, life that is eternal in quality and quantity. ChristJourney.org
November 24, 2019
I Believe | Our Resurrection
The Creed is a summary statement of what the Apostles, Christ’s earliest followers, believed and taught. “I believe in the resurrection of the body” is the statement we’re exploring in today’s message. It begs the question, what happens when we die? ChristJourney.org
November 17, 2019
I Believe | Our Forgiveness
Forgiveness may be the most extraordinarily difficult act any one of us may ever experience in our lives. Forgiveness is essential for life. We need it like we need breath in our lungs. Yet, on the other hand, forgiveness also confronts our faith and forces us ask ourselves: do I really believe in this God who claims to wholly forgive me and then calls me to do the same with others? ChristJourney.org
November 10, 2019
I Believe | The Church
What comes to mind when you hear the word Catholic? What about the word Saint? Both words are much misunderstood in our culture, but they were part of the original language of the Apostles’ Creed. So what did those words mean in the Apostles’ teaching? ChristJourney.org
November 3, 2019
I Believe | The Holy Spirit
The next section of the Apostles’ Creed we’re looking at is the belief in the Holy Spirit. He is God’s power source available to every believer in Christ who wants to see their lives transformed, but sometimes when people think of the Holy Spirit they think of something spectacular – with signs, speaking in tongues, or doing weird things. So what does a belief in the Holy Spirit really mean? ChristJourney.org
October 27, 2019
I Believe | The Judgment
“Don’t judge me.” How many times have you used that phrase? We have a thing about judging, don’t we? As we continue looking at the Apostles’ Creed, this is probably the most unpopular topic we will address, but judgment is part of the Christian faith, so what is it all really about? ChristJourney.org
October 20, 2019
I Believe | The Ascension
God’s Spirit makes us more aware of circumstances. Whether it’s the shape our world is in or the problems we’re personally facing, there’s a reason the Holy Spirit make us aware of all this, and that’s to help redeem and restore us. He meets us in the mess and then lifts us up to know victory. ChristJourney.org
October 13, 2019
I Believe | The Resurrection
Foundations matter in buildings and in life. The ideas and facts you build your life matter. As we continue to explore the Apostles’ Creed, we are looking at the most important belief foundational to the Christian faith – the resurrection of Jesus Christ. ChristJourney.org
October 6, 2019
I Believe | The Death and Burial
In this series we’re looking at the core beliefs the earliest followers of Jesus held and taught. The statement of the Apostles’ Creed we’re looking at today is about a warrior who died in combat – Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord who suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. ChristJourney.org
September 29, 2019
I Believe | The Only Son
The second article of the Apostles’ Creed is a statement of belief in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son. There is no Christianity without Jesus Christ. Christianity is Christ – trusting him, knowing him, following him, experiencing him as Savior and Lord. ChristJourney.org
September 22, 2019
I Believe | The Father Almighty
The first part of our message series, I Believe, introduces us to the timeless, essential statements of the Apostles’ Creed. It contains the core teachings of Jesus’ 12 disciples as they shared the Good News. This creed holds great value for the church, and perhaps now more than ever, in a culture moving at the speed of technology. Take a look. ChristJourney.org
September 15, 2019
Church On the Edge
Our world knows about edge. Our church in many ways is a church on the edge. Jesus never told his disciples that following him was a way to play it safe in life. On the contrary, he said His was the way of risk. So as we look ahead to a new ministry year, Christ Journey’s vision is, in a word, EDGE. ChristJourney.org
September 8, 2019
A Really Good Four-Letter Word
What is God's perspective on work? We work to live, but a man's life does not consist on the abundance of possessions. Work doesn't find its value simply in providing an ability to acquire more stuff – there is another, much more rich dimension to our work. ChristJourney.org
September 2, 2019
Airborne | Air Cover
“Air Cover” usually means protection given by armed aircraft in war situations. God does the same with us as we face our own battles. In fact, the Apostle Paul uses military language to refer to the arsenal each of us has access to in order to protect ourselves. ChristJourney.org
August 25, 2019
Airborne | Flying Oranges
What happens growing up in our families is very important. It’s the place where we learn what “normal” is. But did you know God established that for us first? He is the originator of a healthy rhythm of life, work and rest for families. In the Bible he shows us what that looks like. ChristJourney.org
August 18, 2019
Airborne | Un-Grounded
There’s an amazing promise in the Bible that states God has plans to prosper us and not to harm us. Did you know God means that for you, even if you don’t know Him or have been away from Him? He has surprises for you, ones you may have been waiting to hear for a long time. ChristJourney.org
August 11, 2019
Airborne | Zero Gravity
Knowledge helps you think better, but wisdom helps you choose better. Would you agree? To attain knowledge we read books, conduct research and attend educational institutions. But for wisdom, we have to go to God. He lets our faith be tested through situations that create opportunity to apply wisdom, pass the tests, and be lifted higher! What are those situations for you? What's your next step? ChristJourney.org
August 4, 2019
At The Movies | Made for More
Our movie today is a testimony to how God works for good even in the bad. “I Can Only Imagine” tells the story behind the MercyMe song that topped both Christian and mainstream music charts. The film follows the life of Bart Millard who faces abandonment from his mother, abuse from his father, and a crushed football career dream that ultimately leads him down the path of music. Even when all seemed bleak, God was up to something great. ChristJourney.org
July 28, 2019
At The Movies | Made to Live
Do you ever wish you could turn back time? What would you do… or undo? The desire to turn back time is a very human feeling and it’s also the storyline of today’s featured movie, Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame. Check out the helpful truth can we learn from this film. ChristJourney.org
July 21, 2019
At The Movies | Made to Become
We’re ‘At the Movies” this month, and this series is designed to help you talk about your faith using some of the great visual stories of our culture. One of the greatest Disney films of all time is our featured movie today – “The Lion King.” ChristJourney.org
July 14, 2019
At The Movies | Made to Be
We always look forward to our “At The Movies” message series. It’s a time when we get to show snippets of popular films and our pastors create a helpful message based on themes from the movies. We kick off the series with Disney’s Christopher Robin. ChristJourney.org
July 7, 2019
Unstuck | Daring Greatly, God's Way
This message wraps up our series, Unstuck. The Israelites have completed every step God gave them and they finally find themselves unstuck. They are ready for new future, but there’s one challenge left. Through it God wants them to know failure is not fatal and fear is not final. He wants to let you know the same. ChristJourney.org
July 1, 2019
Unstuck | Unstuck
Every now and then, certain moments happen in our lives when one season ends and a new one begins, and our lives change forever. Graduations, weddings, funerals, etc. Those are times when we need to hear words of encouragement, love, and support. But we also need to be reminded that God will be with us through it no matter what. ChristJourney.org
June 23, 2019
Unstuck | You Have Not Been This Way Before
Our series is Unstuck and we’re learning how God helps people get unstuck in life. There are times, even seasons in life where we get stuck or feel stalled. Somehow we can be busy but going nowhere fast. Still, it’s reassuring to know God is always on the move. We hope this message will show you the next step to take to get unstuck. ChristJourney.org
June 17, 2019
Unstuck | How Many Can You Squeeze In?
God’s plan for each of us is to be His instrument to help others, those close to us and those we may not know. The people we care about matter for than our stuff. What would you do for them? Today’s story takes us into the heroic actions of Rahab, a prostitute who somehow knew God’s judgement on Jericho was coming. She risked greatly trying to help her loved ones be spared. ChristJourney.org
June 9, 2019
Unstuck | God Wants You to Go and Grow
What do you do when you’re stuck on your spiritual journey? That’s where Israel has been as we open the story of Joshua. They’ve been stuck in the wilderness for 40 years on a journey that could have been made in 12 days. Unbelief, rebellion and disobedience to God left them wandering for decades – an entire generation. Where are you stuck today? How did you get stuck? How can you get unstuck? ChristJourney.org
June 2, 2019
In God We Trust?
More and more, it seems we have chosen popular politics over what is good for our communities and people. We have discarded values for vices. With our country becoming increasingly more divided, is there anyone that can pull us together again? Is there another option? ChristJourney.org
May 26, 2019
The Fastest Route to True Joy...EVER!
Today's guest speaker, Chris Brown, began his ministry in the trenches as a campus pastor before using his previous business and real estate training to tackle numerous executive-level pastoral duties. He was ordained in 2007 and often draws from his childhood and college experiences to deliver messages of exceptional faith in God and His love.
May 19, 2019
If you’ve ever thought the Bible is all about men, written for men, by men, putting women down and leaving them out – this message may surprise you. If there’s a lesson to draw from the teaching for our mothers, daughters and sisters today maybe it’s be exceptional. In God’s creative grace and redeeming love, be exceptional. What does that mean? What could it mean for you? ChristJourney.org
May 12, 2019
Pure Jesus | Your People to Love
A real connection with Jesus brings transformation. We’re invited to grow not only in comfortable places that feel inviting and welcoming, but also where we’re stretched beyond our comfort zones. The goal is to make us better people, enlarging our capacities to make a larger impact on the world.
May 5, 2019
Pure Jesus | Your Power to Win
This series is meant to help us discover what it might be like to experience some Pure Jesus in our lives. Not filtered by denomination, religious institution or history. What would it be like to get a solid dose of pure New Testament Jesus? To help us out with today's message, we are excited to have the Head Coach of the University of Miami Hurricanes, Manny Diaz. ChristJourney.org
April 28, 2019
Pure Jesus | Your New Story
How disconnected, distracted, distant and distraught are we? What are we missing? God is a personal God, and we can experience Him as our hope, help and healing in life. What better day than Easter to celebrate Him?! Happy Easter!
April 22, 2019
Light It Up
April 14, 2019
Celebrating 25 Years
It's a historic Sunday at Christ Journey Church! 2019 marks 25 years of ministry at this church for our senior pastor, Bill White. We're taking time not only say "thank you", but also be reminded of the mission of this church in Miami and around the world.
April 7, 2019
When Your Happy Ever After...Isn't | Grace and Truth and LGBTQ
In this series we’ve sought to follow Jesus, full of redeeming grace and liberating truth. We’ve addressed some significant concerns, but perhaps not as culturally explosive as the one we face today: LGBT. Dr. Travis Collins, pastor and author of the book What does it mean to be welcoming? Navigating LGBT questions in your church, join us as we unpack today's topic.
April 2, 2019
When your Happy Ever After...Isn't - The Unspoken Unspeakable: Abortion
You may be facing an unexpected pregnancy you feel is unwanted; however, it doesn’t mean your baby is unwanted. Abortion seems to be the great unspoken unspeakable. Our society mostly argues about it, but where can someone go to find hope and healing?
March 25, 2019
When your Happy Ever After...Isn't - Beyond Divorce
There is no absence of pain when it comes to divorce. It was an issue in Jesus’ time and it’s an issue in ours. Divorce disrupts the happy ever after many had planned on. God meant for marriage to work and to be good, but what about when it doesn’t work?
March 17, 2019
When your Happy Ever After...Isn't - I Need a Drink
What do you do when something that started as pleasurable now feels like something you can’t live without? Today we’re talking about addiction, substance abuse, alcohol, drugs and opioids. How do we get in on the full life Jesus promises in a predatory and dangerous world?
March 10, 2019
When your Happy Ever After...Isn't - Friend of Sinners
When the fairytale life you imagined isn’t turning out as you expected, what do you do? Where can you find hope, help and healing when bearing the hunt of stigma and shame, rejection or worse? This series takes us into difficult topics that touch us in tender places, so all the more reason to open up the conversation and let Jesus show us it’s ok to not be ok.
March 3, 2019
Redefining Romance - Making Your Marriage Last
Is there a way to affair-proof your life? Not just your marriage but your life? Our hope is that you may be equipped to prevent an affair from ever happening to you. If it has happened and you’ve been injured, we pray today’s message will help you find steps toward healing and recovery.
February 24, 2019
Redefining Romance - Affair-Proof Your Life
Is there a way to affair-proof your life? Not just your marriage but your life? Our hope is that you may be equipped to prevent an affair from ever happening to you. If it has happened and you’ve been injured, we pray today’s message will help you find steps toward healing and recovery.
February 17, 2019
Redefining Romance - The Trouble With The Truth
There are powerful skills we should be sharpening for business, yes – but what about the business of marriage? Raising kids? Friendships? Every interaction shows our capacity to love by how well we are able to exchange truth with each other. Jesus knew how to do that better than anybody, so today we’re taking a look at examples from his life that show us how to handle the truth in our relationships.
February 10, 2019
Redefining Romance - Search For A Soulmate
How do you find a soulmate? If only the question were as easy to answer as it is to ask! Marriage is God’s gift to humanity. It’s worth doing and really worth doing well. Today’s message is not just for those looking for a soulmate but for any of us desiring to have God redefine romance and show us His point of view. ChristJourney.org
February 4, 2019
La Familia - Emotionally Healthy Families
How we received emotional health during our childhood years influences how we give emotional health during our adulthood years. Yet, our past hurts and present insecurities do not have to define us. An emotionally healthy man or woman seeking greatness listens first and seeks to understand in order to overcome and become an emotional healthy individual. ChristJourney.org
January 27, 2019
La Familia - Miracle Parenting
In a world that seems X-rated and upside down when it comes to sexual identity and family life, we still believe your family matters and you matter to God and us. You have worth! As parents, don’t underestimate your influence. You have an extraordinary part of every child's miracle. You can be a Miracle Parent.
January 20, 2019
La Familia - Becoming an Overcomer
Parents typically see life through years of adult experience children don’t possess. When hard times come, will they be ready to overcome? This message isn’t for parents though; it’s for every child interested in becoming an overcomer in life. God wants us to find full redemption in Christ and rise in life to overcome.
January 13, 2019
La Familia - There's No Place Like Home
The longing for a place where we’re known, loved, and celebrated is one shared by all of us. Sometimes we get glimpses of it, but when it doesn’t happen we feel lonely, isolated and cheated somehow. We believe others have it and we wonder what it’s like. When the thought of home isn’t always a happy place, what then? Our desire as a church is to be a best friend for your family – the family to your family. ChristJourney.org
January 6, 2019
All Church Online - Jesus Prays For You
As we get ready to enter into a new year, whether you were experiencing a high, or are in the valley of your low, there is more to your story and you can enter into this new year with plenty of hope. Our desire is that you would be encouraged and filled with hope.
December 30, 2018
Wow God - Who Knew?
Did you know? God is so deep that he is willing to meet us all the way down deep in the heart and soul of our sin. Did you know? God became human so he could die. In his own body, Christ suffered every punishment of sin – but he did it as an infinite God who loves us deeply.
December 16, 2018
Wow God - What A Small Solution
Sometimes small can be pretty big. A smile can be small but lift a sad heart to higher ground when it's warm and real. God is at work all around us, so don't underestimate Him. Small is big when God is in it. But maybe it doesn't feel that way to you, what then?
December 9, 2018
Wow God - What A Big Mess
If any season deserves a "Wow God!" - it's Christmas! The Almighty God made himself known as a newborn baby to be the solution to the sin problem in our world. Society was a mess then and it's still a mess now wouldn't you agree? The Good News is that God hasn't given up on us. ChristJourney.org
December 2, 2018
Thankfull - Ready for Christ's Return
Deck the halls with boughs of crazy! It's the time for decorations, shopping and everything else that makes the season bright. Couldn't we all benefit from a little perspective to help us in the chaos? Practicing gratitude is how we do it!
November 25, 2018
Thankfull - You've Got Benefits
We have health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance, and retirement benefits…just to name a few. Would it surprise you to know that a decision to follow Christ comes with a Benefits Package? See how you can accept the "Benefits of Belonging" that God has already offered.
November 18, 2018
Thankfull - Out of the Box
You ever feel boxed in? Trapped by some situation? Today’s story is about a guy who was trapped in his own skin as a result of disease. He was shunned as an outcast and left in the margins of society– until he has an encounter with Jesus. Maybe it’s not disease that makes you feel trapped today, but whatever it is, invite Jesus into your box and see what happens!
November 18, 2018
Thankfull - Selah | Faith Full
You ever wanna ask God, "Why?" Jesus did it from the cross, so why wouldn't we? "Thank Full" takes us into the story of Habakkuk and how he wrestled with God over expectations he had about life, injustices and those who seemed to get away with evil. The many questions he asked might be the very ones we've all thought about. See how God answers.
November 4, 2018
Our Community - What Do You Know?
This message concludes our series on the Book of 1 John. Over and over again, we are reminded that even though this very world we live in – as fallen, darkened, and troubled as it is – it's where God has chosen to make himself known through people like us. The last chapter of 1 John will yet again remind us to persevere because we've got what it takes to live an overcomer life, a life that makes a difference.
October 28, 2018
Our Community - Champions of the World
Many of us care about getting on the winning side of the equation – not only in a sport but also in life. Actually, you may be surprised by this, but so did John, the apostle of Jesus. What did he teach about victory and overcoming the world?
October 21, 2018
Our Community - Keeping It Real
We all want to be real and for others to be real with us, but even in our closest relationships it's hard to speak the truth in love. This is what 1 John 4 invites us into – being real and connecting in real ways. But mixed in with those who seek to be real are also impostors; religious frauds who take advantage of people. What are we to do about it?
October 14, 2018
Our Community - All We Need Is Love
Inside all of us, there's a deep longing to be loved and cherished, to be seen and heard, to be respected and honored. If we're on the receiving end of that, it's easy to feel great about love; but when we're supposed to be on the giving end it gets more complicated. What if they don't deserve it? What if I find them annoying? What if they've ignored me or hurt me? How do we love our community then?
October 7, 2018
Our Community - Sniff Test
Life and culture in this world offers us several options that are best "thrown out" – they are seemingly harmless people or situations that when present, we better take a pass. The good news is that we have "sniff tests" available to help us in such moments. Do you know what they are?
September 30, 2018
Our Community - Think Differently
Do you live a satisfied life? Are you satisfied with work, how you raise your kids, live single or love your spouse? Are you satisfied with how you use your money? Part two of "Our Community" message series challenges us to think differently as we do life down here.
September 23, 2018
Our Community - What Our Eyes Have Seen
Throughout our lives we encounter seasons when we move in and out of faith in the same way we move in and out of our favorite cafes– ordering up whatever characteristic of God that we want in our "spiritual lattes." "Our Community" series takes us on a journey of the book of 1 John and today we look at the following: It's one thing to believe in God, but what do you actually believe about God?
September 16, 2018
Vision Sunday - The Future Isn't What It Used To Be
A vision is a picture of a preferred future. Do you have a vision for your life? Today's message we are taking time to remember what matters so we can see the future together... and you're a part of it!
September 9, 2018
Now What - When Your Life Is A Wreck
Ever had something like this happen to you? The fridge goes out, the air conditioner stopped cooling, the internet is down and your car won't start... all in the same week? Today we close out our series looking at the Apostle Paul and what could be considered a wilderness of inconvenient circumstances... one after another.
September 2, 2018
Now What - When You're the Only One
Part three of our Now What? series takes us into the story of someone who feels stranded by no fault of their own. It’s a bit of a controversial narrative because God is never mentioned. However, just because God is silent, that doesn’t make Him absent– and it doesn’t change His character to fulfill the saving promises He makes to His people.
August 26, 2018
Now What - When You've Really Blown It
"I will never do (fill-in-the-blank) in my life." How would you complete that sentence? Some mistakes are best avoided, but what happens when we do make a mistake and our future is changed forever? Our mistakes can have the power to leave us stranded– leave us saying, "I never thought this is where I'd be. Now what?"
August 19, 2018
Now What - When You've Run Out of Gas
The Bible shows us stories that are raw and real, not airbrushed and glamorized. This message brings us into the story of Elijah and a side of him that wasn’t publicly known. He struggled with emotional discouragement and spiritual depression. He even asks God to take him out. Scared, exhausted, and full of doubt, Elijah was stranded in an emotional wilderness.
August 12, 2018
Gables Campus Pastor, Ryan Reed, delivers a message on what it means to live a Christ-centered life. How do we live by faith in the one who loved us and gave himself for us?
August 5, 2018
At The Movies – Your Darkest Hour
Everything seems lost. Fear is flickering on the edge of your mind. Your character is tempted to hit the "I Quit" button. Have you been there? It's at this very moment that one indispensable virtue separates true leaders from posers – commitment. Which one are you?
July 29, 2018
At The Movies – Competently Incompetent
We probably all agree that competence is a leadership essential. However, being competent in a proud, arrogant and self-sufficient way is missing the mark completely. Pride will fail you. Greed will cheat you. Lust will deceive you. So how can we attain the freedom and power we're truly longing for? ChristJourney.org
July 23, 2018
At The Movies - The You You Haven't Met (Yet)
We are at the halfway point of “At the Movies” Leadership Edition, where we are using movie clips from some of our favorite movies to draw us into stories that point us to a truth. In this message, Pastor Bill goes to God’s Word to give us yet another leadership essential: character.
July 15, 2018
At The Movies - All In
As we continue with part two of our At The Movies series, we look at the second essential quality to leading your own life well: courage. Why is courage so important? Because fear is everywhere, working its way into many areas of our lives. If you want to lead a life that overcomes, this message is for you.
July 8, 2018
At The Movies - Be Cause
Over the next few weeks we're going to explore the letter the Apostle Paul wrote about joy in leadership, and we're going to see the theme in clips from several popular movies. Part one of our series answers the question, "what do we have here that's worth living for?" How would you respond? Do you have a life mission statement? If not, that's a good application of this message.
July 1, 2018
Making of a Man - Can't Keep A Good Man Down
How does a man mature to make good choices that influence the lives of those he loves, leads and serves? This message gets to the heart of the matter. The making of a man means finding your meaning in God and Joseph found his ultimate meaning for living in relationship with God from his very heart.
June 24, 2018
Making of a Man - The Father's Blessing
Do you think about what you say before you say it? Words have the power to build someone up or tear him or her down completely. A father’s words; a mother’s words; our words really matter. Part five of our series teaches us about the long lasting effect words can have.
June 17, 2018
Making of a Man - Breaking Through the Bad
Bad stuff happens in a man's life, stuff that gives way to anger. And yet, there is no making of a man without breaking through the bad. So what can we do about it? Part four of our series shows us how we can redeem hardships for the better.
June 10, 2018
Making of a Man - You Have What it Takes
It doesn't matter how old or young you are, most of us will ask, "How long can I go until the dream dies?" How can you hold on to your dreams when disappointment body slams you and you're not sure you can pull your pieces back together? Part three of our series shows us practical ways to face hardship head on and reminds us we have what it takes.
June 5, 2018
Making of a Man - Rise to the Occasion
Most men are familiar with the battlefields of work environment, sexual behavior and negative circumstances. Does it ever feel like any one of those could take you down? As we continue with our series, we see how Joseph keeps focused and applies himself in rising and surprising ways in spite of tempting circumstances.
May 27, 2018
Making of a Man - Dare To Dream
Every man in the making has dreams, but have you ever felt like your dream has been hijacked? Does that mean you should stop dreaming? No way! This new series will dare you to dream… perhaps in ways you hadn’t before.
May 20, 2018
Arrows - Bow
In the real world, love falls short and our marriages and families don’t reflect God’s ideal. However, simply because a fallen world doesn’t realize God’s ideal doesn’t mean we forfeit or forget His plan. God’s Word tells us marriage and family in this life are foretastes a greater kind of togetherness beyond this life.
May 13, 2018
Arrows - Bullseye
Very few of us, if any of us, get to adulthood without some kind of wounding. Yet, God can restore and even fill the deepest voids of our lives. Many times He does this by using people who are willing to love us well. How we love right now across the generations compounds across time... what kind of long-term return will your love yield?
May 6, 2018
Arrows - Anchor
Some of our biggest battles are fought on the field of identity. Who am I? Where do I come from? What am I made of? It's trendy right now to get answers to these questions, but what if we were to look beyond culture? How would these questions be answered for ourselves and our families in light of God's love?
April 29, 2018
Arrows - Pierced
Parenting is a rollercoaster ride of emotions. There are moments of celebration and incredible joy as well as moments of hurt and heartache. Even Mary, the mother of Jesus, was no stranger to the pains of parenting. In fact, obeying God in how we parent can mean our souls will be pierced at some point. So when the heartache comes, how can we redeem it?
April 22, 2018
Arrows - Tension
Today's topic is one of the hard places in family life – parents raising children. Part of the tension we experience is due to the fact that the task of parenthood is the only major job in life we take on without previous training! Regardless of whether you're a parent or not, we all have a part in developing a partnership with God to raise kids who can handle the tensions of life.
April 15, 2018
Arrows - Quiver
Some things are worth fighting for and one of those is your family. Even though it feels like we're competing against media, technology, busyness – you can and should fight for your family. Culture and society are not to tell us what it should look like. You can look to God and His Word for guidance.
April 8, 2018
Easter - The Biggest I Love You Ever
What's the big deal about Easter? It's all about love – love coming to the rescue, love that you can trust. There is no greater "I love you" in the universe than what happened on the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ. You are loved. You have access to God and his favor in Christ. Find it this Easter!
April 1, 2018
The Jesus Conversations - Power Games
"What's the most I can get from you while giving you the least of me?" It's safe to claim that is how transactional power plays out in our world today. The pursuit of power can be blinding even to the point of believing that whoever has the power makes the truth.
March 25, 2018
The Jesus Conversations - When Everything Isn't Enough
What do you do when you have it all and still feel like it's not enough? Having wealth is like that... it doesn't feel all that wealthy. What if at the end of the day the desire for money isn't about money but about what's really going on in your heart?
March 18, 2018
The Jesus Conversations - #mewetoo
Everyday, headlines scream some new scandal of sexual abuse, harassment or assault. Today's message brings us into four conversations Jesus had where the shame, scandal and damage of sexual trauma has been unleashed. See how the medicine of God's love and grace, the antidote for the poison of abuse, is at the cross.
March 11, 2018
The Jesus Conversations - Who Is My Neighbor?
Would it surprise you to learn Jesus models how to have conversations? He enters into crucial conversations in high stake situations, when the topic really matters, and a person’s identity is on the line. The outcome? A door is opened where there seemed to be no way, and God’s life-changing love is shared.
March 4, 2018
The Christ Journey - Live With Purpose
What is the end game of the Christian faith? What does God really have to offer? Are we willing to risk everything that is important in our lives to follow Him? That's an audacious ask, but then again, the Christ Journey is an audacious ride.
February 25, 2018
The Christ Journey - Share Your Gifts
Are there people in your life who have helped you? Been there for you? Someone who inspired and encouraged you? God uses people to help people. The key is being available to Him and then sharing what we've been given so others can experience His love and life.
February 18, 2018
The Christ Journey - You Were Made For Connecting
The Kingdom of God is all around us, but we continually miss it because we make our lives all about us. Perhaps God feels distant to you today, but the truth is He is not distant and apart from us. In practicing daily Bible reflection, discover for yourself the very heart and character of God as being a good God, a close God, and a loving God for you and the world.
February 11, 2018
The Christ Journey - You Were Made For Blessing
God’s purpose is that your life in Christ would bring new personal growth and benefit for His world. But maybe you’re thinking that’s easier said than done. Fear not! This series will introduce you to key beliefs, practices and action steps that will be catalytic to your personal growth. When you stay on the journey of faith, the benefits find you.
February 4, 2018
Decisions Decisions - Expanding Your Imapact
If you’re a Christian, by definition it means you consider yourself the object of God’s love, a recipient of His mercy and grace. The power in you is great! But what do you use all that strength for? Is it for show or do you have an ultimate purpose?
January 28, 2018
Decisions Decisions - Increasing Your Return
Choices yield consequences. Decisions shape destinies and eternities. God so ordered the universe that it responds to decisions. There is a way for you to personally experience an increased flow of love and joy through the choices you make.
January 21, 2018
Decisions Decisions - Improving Your Decisions
Life is about decision-making. Some are simple like what time to get up, what to wear, etc. Others are big like what am I gonna do with my life? College? Career? Chances are you’re at a life intersection right now, preparing to make a decision. Would you like to know how to make the right one? Today’s message will help!
January 14, 2018
Decisions Decisions - Choosing Your Best Life
Your decisions now matter for your soul’s survival; they matter forever. So do you make decisions about your faith and legacy based on that sense of urgency or not?
January 7, 2018
All Churh Online Sunday - What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do
At the end of this year we had an amazing opportunity to gather as the church with others around the globe. How? We call it, "All Church Online Sunday!"
December 31, 2017
This Christmas - None are Beyond God's Love
There is no time like Christmas! The Christmas we celebrate with all the lights and gifts began with the birth of Jesus, the best gift of all. The mystery of God’s love leaves us speechless, stunned and if we let it, invited to believe. He has done for us what we could never do for ourselves. Merry Christmas!
December 24, 2017
This Christmas - None are So Wise God Can't Teach More
Every month 250,000 Americans ask Google, “what is the meaning of life?” Have you ever wondered why you’re here? Are we meant for more than simply consuming products, acquiring stuff, achieving goals, and reproducing and raising more humans? Believe it or not, the Christmas story holds an answer. Enter: The Wise Men.
December 17, 2017
This Christmas - None are So Far Down God Can't Lift Us UP
The Christmas season is a time of joy, but for many it’s also one of unspoken loneliness. Our need to belong and feel positively connected to others is one of the greatest predictors of wellbeing, happiness, health and long life. Everyone struggles with loneliness at sometime. No one escapes it. You even find it in the first Christmas story.
December 10, 2017
This Christmas - None are So Small God Can't Go Big
We’re all hungry, aren’t we? Hungry and thirsty for meaning. Kids and grown-ups alike – we want to be validated, we want to know we matter and know we count. Today’s message shows us how to let God fill those hungry places in our lives even with the small things of life.
December 3, 2017
This Christmas - None are So Dead God Can't Give Life
Times of emptiness and longing are hard seasons of life to get through. You desire something and can’t have it… you’re just going through the motions and going nowhere. Your heart is empty but craving. Today’s message kicks off our Advent season with a story of how God shows up in times of emptiness.
November 26, 2017
Be Rich - In Love
The material world is not an end in itself but a means to a greater end. The challenge is that as human beings in such a wonderful world, we get distracted by its material wonders and wander away from God. If this world is not meant to provide stable certainty for our lives, then how can we put our hope in God instead?
November 19, 2017
Be Rich - Being Rich Through Serving
What if someone said to you that you can begin each new day in right standing with God… that no matter what happened yesterday, today his mercies are brand new, and you get to start again? Would you believe it? We invite you to take a listen to today’s message to learn more and how living out faith in Christ can have an impact in your city and around the world.
November 12, 2017
Be Rich - Give: God Wants You To Be Rich
Have you ever fantasized about being rich? You may not feel like you are, but you might actually be rich! Everybody can be rich because it’s not what you have that matters, it’s what you do with what you have.
November 5, 2017
Culture Splash - This Means War
What do Miami and Ephesus have in common? Money, sex and power. There is nothing wrong with that! But when these gifts of God are used inappropriately and spin out of control, you’ve got a battle in your hands. That’s a spiritual war. If you’re going to engage in a spiritual battle, then you better be prepared.
October 29, 2017
Culture Splash - Higher Love
What kind of world do you want to live in? What kind of marriage and family do you want to have? What kind of church do you want to be a part of? What’s your part in all of it? It can be all about you… or you can live as to the Lord and treat others the way you’d like to be treated.
October 22, 2017
Culture Splash - Body Language
Imagine people in your world who support you with life-giving words, prayer, kind actions and love. How does that feel? Today’s message celebrates God’s plan that we are to be a community of people breaking down barriers of hostility and bringing a divided world together in Christ. All people everywhere can have access to God and approach God with freedom and confidence.
October 15, 2017
Culture Splash - What A Mess-terpiece
Does any part of your life feel like a mess? Maybe you’re thinking, “My whole life feels like a mess!” Still, from the mess we’re in, God is making us a masterpiece. Today’s message helps us know how this is possible.
October 8, 2017
Culture Splash - Made For More
Is unity amidst division possible? Differences within politics, society and religion – just to name a few – seem to rule the day. But what if the Church truly existed to make a culture splash rather than a culture clash of division? How can we learn to live a life consumed with Christ rather than self?
October 1, 2017
Lies We Believe - Kingdoms in Conflict
There are two topics you’ve probably been counseled to stay away from: religion and politics. Nowadays we differ on so many issues – economic, social, racial, religion, etc. With so many arguments fighting for the spotlight, how do we fight the battles that will really matter?
September 24, 2017
Lies We Believe - God Lies
In an age of information overload, how we filter what we believe matters greatly. Jesus said, “…the truth will set you free…” but who’s got the truth? Our message today tackles the big lie, “God lies.”
September 17, 2017
Lies We Believe - You Can Have It All
Our new series is called Lies We Believe, and would you agree that at some point, we’ve all been deceived by something or someone? Being misled or misdirected into believing things that are not fully true is costly, and it can rob us of precious hope. So when dreams die, where can you go for hope to rise again?
September 3, 2017
Branded - Strong Man's House
Busyness. Shallow lives. Cluttered minds. Sound familiar? What are we to do with the competing “priorities” in conflict? The battlefield is in our minds, but the truth about God can set us free. The last message of our Branded series helps us know how.
August 27, 2017
Branded - Watch Your Mouth
Words matter, don’t they? They can challenge and inspire us to do greater things, or they can shame and blame leaving us feeling hurt. Before you speak, tweet or post, do you consider your words? Today’s message will help us see how we can turn our tongues into life-giving instruments.
August 20, 2017
Branded - Work In Progress
Do you relate to the concept “a work in progress”? Although we make mistakes, it doesn’t mean we are mistakes. Do you believe that? Our hope with today’s message is that it would challenge you to bring your best, build you up and make you more than you were yesterday.
August 13, 2017
Branded - Under The Influence
Brands feed our identities. They say something about our socioeconomic status, beliefs, etc. If we were to be branded by God, however, what would that look like and say about us? Our current series unpacks the life of the Apostle Peter and shows us the influences to allow in our lives and the ones to watch out for.
August 6, 2017
The WOW Factor - Eternal Worship
What fills you with awe and wonder? What draws you outside of yourself? It seems that children experience awe and wonder daily, but as adults our desire for discovery diminishes as the world around us becomes more defined. So what can we do? How can we get to a place where we’re regularly creating space for God to give us a glimpse into his awe and wonder of eternity?
June 25, 2017
The WOW Factor - Midnight
What does it looks like to be faithful and trust God in dark seasons? What does it look like to be a friend and walk with someone else through their time of need? Wouldn’t it be something if we could experience a wow factor of worship, even in the dark?
June 18, 2017
The WOW Factor - High Noon
Life’s a battlefield isn’t it? Troubles. Trials. Temptations. Times of testing. We fight battles on practically every front. Economically, Relationally, Spiritually… seems like there’s always some new predator trying to distract or destroy. Don’t waver. Worship the True God!
June 11, 2017
The WOW Factor - Sunrise
In a world of sensory overload, in an entertainment culture designed to stimulate every sensation all the time, a society engineered for instant gratification, instant information and digital connection to virtually anything at any time, we are bored. “What’s happened to us? Why are we so bored?” What’s the root of boredom? Isn’t it dissatisfaction?
June 4, 2017
Daring Greatly - Leaving Your Legacy
How do you want to be remembered? The story that is told about you tomorrow is being written today. How we live our lives can have a great impact on others whether in a positive or negative way. What would be said of you?
May 28, 2017
Daring Greatly - Grow As Kingdom Builders
Jesus models the kind of unselfishness that brings victory. Have you experienced it? When we learn to be faithful in the little things, God can entrust us with greater things. But today’s message isn’t really about money – it simply uses money as an example – it’s really about what we learn or don’t learn from generosity.
May 23, 2017
Daring Greatly - To Grow As Lovers
People do crazy things for love. Can you relate? Today's message has much to teach us about generosity. If you need a little help finding what you have to give, this message will help.
May 14, 2017
Daring Greatly - To Live As Warriors
What are the traits of a good warrior? Soldiers put themselves in harm’s way for the benefit of others. If you’ve been tracking with our Daring Greatly series, what has God been showing you? Think about this: the undoing of our excuses can lead to the unleashing of God’s blessing allowing you to see that where God guides, God never fails to provide.
May 9, 2017
Daring Greatly - To Live As Managers
A scarcity mindset means being managed by fear of not having enough, only to discover that the fear doesn’t go away when you get more. That doesn’t mean getting more is bad, it just means getting more isn’t the full solution. You’re meant for more than that! Receive all God gives, keep all you need, and share all you can.
April 30, 2017
Daring Greatly - To Grow as Worshippers
If you want to grow to be the kind of person God can use to dare greatly in expanding his reach as grace generates life-giving generosity, this series is for you. Jesus is leading us to counter the culture in ways that help people find and follow Christ. We don’t give to get, but when we give, God does too. What are your next steps on the journey?
April 23, 2017
For The Love Of God - P.D.A.
God does for us what we could never do for ourselves in Christ. Where sin does its worst, God does his best. This Easter weekend we celebrate the love of God for his beloved! Will you let him love you? Happy Easter!
April 16, 2017
For The Love Of God - Lift Up Your Friends
Can you think of a moment in your life when a friend helped you through a situation? Today’s message brings us into the heart of how significant friendship can be especially when it comes to our faith. How far are you willing to go for someone else?
April 9, 2017
For The Love Of God - What Goes Up Must Come Down
Today’s message is the first one of our new series: For the Love of God. It’s easy to fall in love with the people in our lives, but not so easy sometimes to fall in love with God – this requires faith, not only to believe that He loves us, but also to believe that we are loveable. How do we open that conversation for ourselves or for others?
April 2, 2017
Heroes Of Faith - Defying Gravity
Christianity is not a spectator sport. True Christ-followers follow Christ; and faithfully following Jesus may take you into places where you’ll feel like you’re in over your head! Our last message of the Heroes of Faith series challenges us to leave our comfort zones and “walk on water” trusting Christ to do the impossible. Where is your risk today?
March 26, 2017
Heroes Of Faith - Slaying Giants
What do you believe in? What you’re believing in right now affects your behavior. Today’s message takes us into the story of David and Goliath. If you look carefully, the text offers three ways you can live your life. You can live believing in your abilities, your disabilities or in God’s ability. Who’s really showing up on your battlefield… you or God?
March 19, 2017
Heroes Of Faith - Taking The Land
Some of us at this very moment are in life situations beyond our control. Maybe an inner voice keeps saying, ‘Things are never gonna change…’ Today’s message helps us see how not to lock God into our limitations and unbelief. The principles you’ll hear will equip you for victory over strongholds in your life.
March 12, 2017
Heroes Of Faith - Giving Birth At 100
If you’ve ever been tired of waiting, troubled by the thought that what you’re waiting for may never happen, this message is for you. We start our series, Heroes of Faith, by looking at the story of Abraham and Sarah. They were excited to have received an awesome promise from God, but next thing you know, many years of delay pass before the fulfillment comes.
March 5, 2017
Foundations - Saved By Grace
As followers of Christ, a solid faith foundation matters because when the storms of life hit, it will be our relationship with God that will help us stand firm. Part one of our series takes us through what it means to be saved by grace.
March 2, 2017
The Christ Journey - Your Personal Kingdom Audacity
What’s the most audacious thing you’ve ever done? This message closes out our series, The Christ Journey, and we are looking at how to be audacious in our faith. When people insult you, persecute you or falsely say evil against you… what do you do?
February 26, 2017
The Christ Journey - Your Personal Kingdom Adventure
This is Jesus’ plan – to change YOU through His blessing, then change the world through you. Your pathway of blessing includes showing some love to your world, so what’s holding you back? The greatest sermon we can ever preach is not spoken, it is lived! Are you ready to enter your kingdom adventure and say to God, “Here am I. Send me!”?
February 19, 2017
The Christ Journey - Your Personal Kingdom Affluence
Where are you looking to find satisfaction in your life? The blessing of satisfaction, of fullness, only comes when you are hungry to have a right standing with God. There are Family Blessings we experience when we belong to Christ and to His family. Part two of our series shows us the blessings God offers when we belong to him.
February 12, 2017
The Christ Journey - Your Personal Kingdom Access
Sometimes life’s journey is punctuated with “what I am not” moments. Many of us are familiar with what has been called the identity crisis. “Who am I?” “Why am I here?” “What is my purpose in life?” The last message in our series, Foundation, brings answers to the identity quest for meaning and purpose we have found ourselves in.
February 5, 2017
Foundation - Identity In Christ
Sometimes life’s journey is punctuated with “what I am not” moments. Many of us are familiar with what has been called the identity crisis. “Who am I?” “Why am I here?” “What is my purpose in life?” The last message in our series, Foundation, brings answers to the identity quest for meaning and purpose we have found ourselves in.
January 29, 2017
Foundation - Bible Authority
Do you trust the Bible? Do you believe it holds riches of life-changing truth for you? Part three of our series, Foundation, gives us an in-depth look into the authority of the Bible.
January 22, 2017
Foundations - God In Christ
Part two of our series, Foundation, asks the question, what is God like? Did you know the Bible doesn’t try to prove the existence of God? That doesn’t mean there aren’t proofs but the Bible actually begins assuming it. This message is sure to make you think and inspire you as we unpack the bigness of our God.
January 15, 2017