Why does the Holy Spirit work in our lives, and what does He accomplish? How do I know that He really is with me? How do I even know that I am really saved? These are all questions that people of faith ask at one time or another, and each of them can be answered confidently when we understand the work of the Holy Spirit.
Have you ever wanted to be a part of something bigger than yourself? What if you could be involved in literally changing the world? That's exactly what happens when we begin to work in partnership with the Holy Spirit.
Whether it is a government, a sports team, or a business, everybody wants to be led well. Through good leaders may seem rare, Palm Sunday is the reminder that God has not ignored our hopes for someone worth following.
Pursuit keeps the relationship alive. That's true not only of people, but also of our relationship to God. If you feel like your faith is in a funk, or it just doesn't "feel" the same, you won't want to miss the beginning of our new sermon series, "Not Even Once."
Sometimes our gut leads us in the wrong direction. Maybe we bet big when we should have played it safe, or turned left when we should have turned right. Hunches can easily lead us astray. This holds true in our relationships as well.
Bad relationship advice abounds. If you are looking to tank your marriage, Google is a great resource, but if you are looking for a way forward towards a stronger, healthier relationship, join us this Sunday in person @ 9am or in person and online @ 10:30 for part 1 of our sermon series, "The Backwards Race."
This year was marked by disease, unrest, scandal, and more. 2020 left the world as we know it in kind of rough shape. Even still, there is good news that produces a joy that can't be stopped, even by the messiest year in recent history.
Sometimes people get the impression that God doesn't want people to have treasure. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, Jesus encourages us to store up treasure for ourselves. Where we store that treasure up, however, makes all the difference between blessing and true poverty.
We aren't supposed to mix politics and religion, but Christianity has been entangled with politics since its beginning. We need to figure out what a healthy relationship between these two topics looks like in our cultural context.
The local church may seem small, but it is crucial to God's plans for leading his people and proclaiming freedom and healing through the power of the Gospel. This important group requires capable leaders who follow Jesus' lead.
Before there were church buildings, congregations, Sunday school classes, or youth ministries--even before there were temples, tabernacles, or priests--there was the family, God's original plan for passing on faith.
Life is busy. Too busy. Take some time to learn about the need and practice of rest as we begin a new sermon series called, "Staycation." We can't always take a vacation from life, but we can learn to build rest into our routines right where we are.
"Why didn't God show up? Why didn't he step in? Where did he go?" Sometimes we expect God to manifest in big ways, and when he doesn't, we feel abandoned. But what if God didn't go anywhere? What if he simply showed up in an unexpected way?
What happens when we take a step of faith, only to be disappointed by God. Did He fail? Did we mess up somewhere? What do we do when the Thunder doesn't come? Listen to part 3 of our series, "Blood and Thunder," where we will wrestle with the very real struggle of a faith that seems overlooked.
What does it take to see a work of God take place in our lives? Do we sit and wait, or are we invited to be a part of something huge? Listen as we kick off a new sermon series called, “Blood & Thunder.”
The difference between productive and destructive conflict often lies in objectives and goals. This is doubly true when it comes to marriage. Listen to the conclusion of our series, "Fighting Fair," where we will talk about focusing our fights in healthy directions.
We all fight in marriage. It is normal, but there are healthy and destructive ways of fighting with our spouse. Listen as we kick off a new sermon series, “Fighting Fair.” We will be learning how to honor both God and our spouse in our marital conflicts.
One of the ways God helps us understand the Church is through different metaphors. Listen to this Sunday's sermon as we talk about the image of family and what it means for the church to be the Family of God!
The Church is not a destination. Rather, the Bible gives us many images that better describe what it means to be the Church. Listen for part 2 of our series, "Stop Going to Church," as we explore the Church as a body, and what that means for our lives.
STOP GOING TO CHURCH
Church was never meant to be a destination. Rather, it is an identity, a calling, and a family. Listen as we begin the new year worshiping, growing, and learning not just at the church, but as the Church.
What is the difference in knowing about God, and truly knowing Him. More importantly, how can we truly know Him? Listen to part 3 of our current series, "God With Us," as we continue to explore the Incarnation and why it matters for our lives.
The incarnation means that God was with us in Jesus Christ. In church, we often talk about how this experience benefited us, but this week we will look at the other side of the coin. Listen to part 2 of our series, "God with Us," as we explore what God gained through the incarnation.
The nail that sticks out get's hammered. If we seek to build Christ-centered homes, we will look odd in this world. We wrap up our series, "Bless this Home," as we talk about ways our families can embrace and thrive in the midst of societal push back to our faith.
Pervasive evil hangs over our world and touches every human life. We see it both our own suffering, and in the injustices that people face all over the world. How could a good God allow this to happen?
Sometimes we just need some practical advice on how to follow God and his intentions for us. Join us for the conclusion of our series, "Thank God It's Monday," with some practical wisdom for finding God's will for our work.
Does God care about your work? Absolutely! In fact, our work plays a huge part in how we worship. Join us for part 3 of our series, "Thank God it's Monday," as we explore this relationship between our labor and our devotion.
Work is good. It may not always feel that way, but ever since the beginning, work has been a necessary and integral part of our lives. Part 2 of our sermon series, "Thank God it's Monday," talking about God's intentions for work in our lives.
Work, separate from God, is meaningless and toilsome, but when we realize that God cares about every aspect of life, and every aspect finds greatest meaning and fulfillment when God is a part of it, we come to see that God cares about our work and that it means most when we include Him.
The Gospel is more than a story of forgiveness. It is the truth of how God is making all things new, and we get to be a part of it. That truth has the potential to change how we understand ourselves and the world around us.
Have you ever asked yourself, "Is this it?" Maybe life isn't bad, but it may not seem great either. God intends for life to be better than, "okay." A greater life is possible when we pursue someone greater than ourselves.
Easter Sunday is day when millions of people around the globe celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. It’s a wild, unbelievable claim, but what if it’s true? Can we really believe this, and what does that mean for us? Join us this Sunday for the celebration!
What does fellowship really mean? Is it just potlucks and warm words, or is there more to it? Join us this Sunday for the conclusion of our series, "Together," as we learn what real biblical fellowship consists of.
Join us this Sunday as we begin a new sermon series called, “Family Friction.” The holidays are often a season of stress. Few things stoke the fires of frustration quite like family issues, but God’s grace can go a long way in helping us survive hard holidays.
September 16, 2018
God's love is for every person, everywhere, without exception. A love that big can be challenging and uncomfortable, but it also can teach us to love so much deeper. Join us this Sunday as we encounter this bold love in our series, "Love Does."
Love Does - Week 2
What has been your biggest failure, and what did you learn from it? Join us this week as we continue our series, "Love Does," and learn how God can turn our failures into more important successes.
Love Does - Week 1
Loving people isn't always a clean and tidy endeavor. Sometimes it can get messy, and that's okay. Join us this week as we kick off a brand new sermon series, "Love Does." Don't miss out!