From Strangers to Family - Week 1
Welcome, Pastor Mandy, for her first Sunday at Horizons. We have anticipated the arrival of our newly appointed lead pastor and are now celebrating her family and herself. She is also excited to learn more about the Horizons Community and how she will fit in. " Let us all walk with God as we seek His next steps for us. Message notes https://www.bible.com/events/48916048
July 03, 2022
Fruit of the message
A message on purpose with Pastor Ashlee
June 26, 2022
Leadership is not just for the top tier. Not just for the bosses, but we can all be leaders for the next. Derek Steinacher speaks about how leading the next generation isn't just on the top leaders but part of everyone who cares for the generation/s after them. Go listen to Clint's Story https://youtu.be/4p5286T_kn0
June 19, 2022
A Last Message from Jason
We’ll also hear a last message of hope and vision from Pastor Jason as we prepare to welcome Pastor Mandy and move into our God-breathed future.
June 12, 2022
What does it mean?
A message on the finer note of who Jesus is yet today in the midst of our hurting world and rapidly changing landscape.
June 05, 2022
More than Grace
We wrap up our series, Good Soil, with our final soil level—GRACE. Got grace? What exactly is it? What does it look like in motion? We all love the song, we love the way it feels in light of God’s grace for us. But grace doesn’t always feel good when we’re told to give it to those who are really hurting us. It feels like grace might cause accountability to slip right out of our hands. What do we do? This week, remember grace is proactive forgiveness—compassion and understanding before the offense. Applying both of those will allow you to remove your fury and walls of defense while also saying “that’s not okay.” How does your level of grace need to increase? Who in your life will get more of your grace?
May 29, 2022
Good Soil a Passion of Life
Few of us have probably stopped to consider how vital our internal PASSION levels are to our relationships. Find out what passion leads us toward and from what it steers us away.
May 22, 2022
Your Yelp Review
Youth Pastor Trentell takes us into the world, the growth over their time, and how God has better prepared their soils for relationship and the greatest relationship of all.
May 15, 2022
Stuck in the Mud
Dialing in on our “internal soil” conditions. Good relationships need proper nutrients to grow good fruit. This Sunday, we check our “forgiveness” levels and how to forgive. Resentment stifles good fruit.
May 08, 2022
Alignment - Good Soil
To be good for others, first, be good with yourself.
May 01, 2022
Derek, our Pastor of Family Ministries, kicks off our new series “Good Soil,” dialing in on our internal relationship with ourselves. We must first love ourselves if we wish to love others or be lovable by others. Pastor Jason will offer baptisms following the message!
April 24, 2022
He is Alive!
April 17, 2022
A service focused on prayer and reflection on the death of Christ.
April 15, 2022
Learning to be CARED for
This message wrapped up our series “Seeking Higher Ground,” which focused on our primary relationship with God. The final grace of knowing Him intimately is being grafted in, cared for, and made to produce fruit. So consider this week how God is caring for you—pruning, protecting, guiding you, and how God is working to produce fruit in you that will truly impact others.
April 10, 2022
Finding your identity - Unusual Suspect
Look at My Dress Daddy! This morning as I prepared breakfast for my kids, they colored in the dining room. My daughter (age 3) shouted in excitement, “Look, Daddy! My dress has two crosses on it!” Thinking she found cross patterns, I peeked around, instead, to see she’d drawn two bright orange, glittery, permanent crosses on her new summer dress. In enthusiastic defense, both Samuel (age 5) and Lizzie explained, “One cross is to give Jesus because He’s in my heart, and the other is to give with others so I can tell everyone about Jesus.” A permanently-marked new dress or not, I immediately halted my scolding. “Lizzie, Samuel, that’s beautiful! I’m so thankful you have Jesus in your heart and want to share Him with others. That makes daddy really happy.” This message celebrates the grace of knowing fully who we are (identity) and what God has designed us to do (purpose) as we come to know our Designer. While my son and daughter may have a long way to go and plenty of setbacks to face along the way, I think they are already discovering what took me 22 years (maybe more). Have you stopped to think about it and to ask God-“Who have you made me to be, Father? What would YOU have me do today?” That’s my invitation to you this week—find out from God who you are, not what the world or your job or your Instagram says, but your Father and Creator.
April 03, 2022
This week is the 4th of “Seeking Higher Ground,” growing in our good, good God. This Sunday is the first of the “knowing benefits” in our relationship with God. God empowers us through our intimacy in Him. But why? Right After the Close, Maybe you too have been in a situation, seeking God’s power, wisdom, and deliverance, only to feel like nothing happened, no one was listening. Sometimes what I’m asking for just isn’t right, and God knows that. But more frequently, I’ve prayed and prayed and prayed and finally concluded it’s just not happening, only to see a few weeks later that God DID IT. His timing is different. We constantly need to learn His timing, reject needs for instant gratification, and trust His desire to do good. THIS WEEK, what have you started to lose hope in what God wants you to hold tightly to? Keep it going!
March 27, 2022
Horizons 25th Birthday! & “A Solved Mystery”
Our 25th Anniversary Sunday will be full of stories, celebrations, memories, and dreams, and will ultimately focus us on the future and learning to know and “unknowable” God through relationships. Winds of Celebration I hope you’ll have a chance to watch Sunday’s message, with long-time member and leader, Susan Sapp, speaking to the 25 incredible years of ministry at Horizons. It is worth hearing! I followed up with a message on the Holy Spirit’s work in it all and challenged each of us to better nurture our relationship with that Spirit. It’s ONLY through the Holy Spirit we can have an intimate relationship with our God and Savior. Nurture your prayer, reading, and fellowship life. Easy Breezy As you enter this week to nurture the Holy Spirit in you, consider this. I recently spoke to my French neighbor about the differences between the US and France. Life here, he said, is way easier, but the quality of life in France is higher. Wait. Easier isn’t better? He explained all the conveniences in the US seem to lead to more work, more rush. Nothing will crowd out the Holy Spirit faster than rush and busyness. Will you take the time to slow down this week for the sake of the Holy Spirit?
March 20, 2022
Better Without It
Breakout Session - Seeking Higher Ground Moving from our big-picture look at relationship, we now focus around our most primary—that with our God, Father, and Creator. Our second in the series, “Breakout Session” Leads us into a deep look at what we know and what we are actually being told by the Spirit and how we might break out of those previous molds to dive deeper into the truth of who God is. Better Without It I challenged the depth of everyone’s relationship with God on the basis of how truly surrendered each of us is to Him. Many of us end up pursuing God for personal gains, with a stride of pride, but God invites us for Spiritual gain in a walk of humility. How surrendered are you? What are your motives for pursing God, and what needs to change from a self-fulfilling prospect to a spirit and soul filling approach? Take the inventory, make the beautiful surrender!
March 13, 2022
We've been punk'd - misguided relationships
Seeking HIGHER Ground, We’ve Been Punk’d! Moving from our big-picture look at relationship, we now focus around our most primary—that with our God, Father, and Creator. Our first in the series, “We’ve Been Punk’d” suggests we might be going about our relationship with God in a misguided way. Discover the actual relationship God wants to have with you, and you with others! The Beauty of Knowing Perhaps it might seem like a harsh term, in light of recent events in the Ukraine, but nevertheless, it fits. In Sunday’s message, we dove deep into the basis of our relationship with God. In Paul’s testimony to the Philippians (3:7-11), he reminds us that this relationship should foremost be on the beautiful basis of simply knowing God. We cannot love ourselves or others as God does before we know God. This is a deep, connected, truthful, and loving knowing that replaces aggression with peace, fear with courage, lack with gratitude. This deep knowing releases us from our wars within, and our wars with each other—there will no longer be need for them. Know Before You Go Take inventory on your relationship with God. Is it built on the basis of any of the four mentioned Sunday? How are those faulty basis affecting your growth in God, and your treatment of others? What basis will you give up to grow closer with God this week?
March 06, 2022
It’s okay to embrace death when doing so is taking hold of life!
Ash Wednesday Service
March 03, 2022
Prioritize community and relationships
Go Big to Go Home! Today's Message the main point was that God chooses His greatest, most impactful, and long-lasting work to be done through the BODY of believers over the individuals of faith. So, while it may be the trend right now to break away from those we don’t agree with, step aside from anything that might obligate us, or be a lone hero, smaller, in God’s world, simply won’t be better. My challenge to you this week—where do you need to prioritize community and relationships over our own destiny this week for God’s work?
February 27, 2022
Karate Kid and Relationships
on Holy Ground, Relationally Revealed Week two of “Holy Ground,” our focus moves from how God designed us to be relational to how relationship is the essential key to knowing and experiencing God Himself. Of all the ways God could have gathered His people and made His name known, God chose relationship with each of us as His primary way. Of all the things that are important in the Kingdom, relationship takes a top seat! Want to see God? Get to know Him first. Go fishing for better! In Sunday’s message, the main point is that God is revealed through relationships—both with others and with him. I could sense the immense peace and rest that flooded over my son as he joined his dad and was wrapped in the beauty of his heavenly Father’s creation. AND, my heart settled down as well—there with my son and my Father. We were worshiping. This week, I invite you to see God’s presence in the midst of your relational interactions. You may need to see God INTO some of your more difficult relationships. But do it, make the connection between God and those you’re with.
February 20, 2022
His greatest pleasure is always found in US - Relationally Made
Okay, please know I have full respect for worship artists, they deeply bless our worshiping world. But, I have always been a little annoyed with how focused a bulk of our worship lyrics are on the individual. Yes, yes, it IS AMAZING He died for YOU, saved YOU, loves YOU, and is always with YOU. But in this message talked about God’s ultimate intention being on the BODY of Christ, the collection of followers. While God is absolutely head over heels about YOU, His greatest pleasure is always found in US. AND, if we’re to truly follow Jesus, our focus, like His, should naturally also be about serving others and having their needs before our own.
February 13, 2022
Seeing me as You see me!
Horizons’ final week of “A New Beginning” concludes this Sunday with a New Vision. Vision is like a raincoat when it’s raining. It’s the last thing you put on before going out, but essential for keeping all the other resolves from getting ruined. Cover all the changes you made in your heart, mind, focus, and friends with a worthy vision. Better than a new car or even a whole-home makeover, a new, healthier, holier YOU awaits!
February 06, 2022
Always Under the Influence
Sunday, and the Road The fourth week of “New Beginning,” during Sunday message, met us in an interesting place. As it turns out, we ALL are faced with the presence of others’ influences in our lives and choices. And, we all travel the road of navigating influences together. Yet, I’m guessing most of us don’t realize we hold the controls to those influences. We are given the freedom and responsibility to choose who will influence us, and how much. Making wise choices about those influences will determine so much of our resulting lives. Taking it on the Road A necessary first step is to take 5 minutes and make a list of who or what influences you the most. Awareness is key; you’ll be surprised. The second step is asking “WHY?” Why have you given those people or that message the keys to your heart? It’s a good thing for some of those on your list to influence you, but not all. Lastly, with your new clarity, what new influences will you seek, for a healthier, more faithful you?
January 30, 2022
More than Lemon Cake in the Bakery Isle
Horizons’ third week of “A New Beginning” turns to a New Focus. From Paul’s teaching in Colossians, we are reminded and challenged to set our minds on things above and not on earthly things. What are those “things from above,” and how do we make the shift? Better than a new car or even a whole-home makeover, a new, healthier, holier YOU awaits!
January 23, 2022
Changing the way we think
Crazy Brain Training When I was in seminary, I was not looking forward to studying the Hebrew language; it seemed impossible to learn. Yet, I remember the day I started getting it. I had finished my Hebrew flashcards and went on to an assigned book. I looked at the page of English words and could not make out even one for about 20 seconds. Then my brain remembered I needed to look for different word characters and read from left to right (instead of the opposite for Hebrew). My brain had actually learned a new set of reading rules! I was astounded—it IS possible (and ended up being my favorite class!) Its all about learning to think differently in order to experience a new beginning. Changing the way we think is nearly impossible. Luckily, without even having to attend a special class or roll through endless flashcards, Paul reminds us in Ephesians 4:20-24 the work of thinking differently comes ONLY from the Holy Spirit. He does the hard work, all we need to do is agree we’re tired of the old way and accept the new ways He presents to us. This is good news, because a new mindset is key to growth and new experiences. Taking Sunday On What thoughts about the world, others, yourself, your purpose, and satisfaction need to change to be more in line with Jesus? Will you invite the Holy Spirit to renew your mind and do the hard work?
January 16, 2022
Chap Clark - The church and the marginalized.
Good parenting starts first with a good vision. From good visions good plans ensue. Have you ever witnessed what happens to parents and churches when children start growing healthy and robust faith relationships? Every parent and every engaged member of that church will find healthier, more robust faith as well. A Double-Vision Sunday! When I was a kid x-ray vision was always on the list of superpowers we’d choose from. Extra vision is cool, but did it really belong among extra strength, invisibility, and mind-reading? In Sunday’s message with author and guest speaker Chap Clark, he painted a vision for children and youth faith centering on seeing our young people and starting at just learning to understand them. Chap retold the story of the sinful woman who washed Jesus’ feet with her tears, dried them with her hair, and then anointed them with perfume. When he got the point where Jesus responded to an angry Pharisee named Simon, Chap pointed out how Jesus turned to look at the woman, and then turned back to Simon and simply said, “DO YOU SEE THIS WOMAN??” The question is poignant. Simon, do you see who she is, what she’s been through, what led her into her current state? The point for us is to ask ourselves if we actually SEE our young people. Do we know what their worlds are like, where faith is most needed in their lives? How well do we see anyone in our lives? It turns out, none of us even needs x-ray vision to find the answer—just a little more time, care, and focus. Taking Sunday Forward How well do you see the young people in your world? How well do you see others in your life? How well do you see yourself and your blind spots? Make a list of those closest to you who you may tend to understand the least.
January 09, 2022
Digging deep into their heart interiors
A New Beginning This first Sunday of 2022 shines the light of Epiphany as we celebrate 2021 and look toward the New Year. Our first series launches into the newness provided to us by the restarting of things and new approaches. Week one focuses in on starting the year with a new heart, letting our love be sincere, life-giving, and way-making. The First-Light Sunday! When I was young and played in the garden a lot, I’d dig holes I truly thought would reach China if they were deep enough. Ha! Little did I know… Nevertheless, without meaning to I’ve inadvertently shared this belief with my children, who are now telling they’re doing the same when they’re out digging (on warmer days). I just chuckle, but keep thinking, someday I’ve got to change that. Our series “New Beginnings,” started us seeking New Hearts. In our pursuit of those hearts, I invited every Horizons person to pray Psalm 139:23-24 as a prayer for digging deep into their heart interiors this week. No, you’re not going to find “China,” but it’s in those deep, vulnerable dives we see ourselves most clearly, learn the most about how we can grow, and find Jesus gently standing at the ready to walk with us. And while the digging may be work and will get messy, it’s worth it. Taking Sunday with Us Will you do the deep dig this week through this simple prayer? What will you find? How will Jesus grow you?
January 02, 2022
a WORTHY Response!
This Sunday the 26th, following Christmas Eve, Horizons celebrates the Savior and all our volunteers and staff with an ONLINE ONLY worship special. We’ll worship from our living room to yours with the final message of Worthy, focusing on what response we should have from Christmas. It’s honest, practical, and hopeful. See what it means for you!
December 26, 2021
a WORTHY Gift, Christmas Eve Service
Come join us for Christmas Eve at Horizons!
December 24, 2021
a WORTHY King, 4th- Week of Advent - Children's Program
a WORTHY King, Children’s Program! Our Horizons children will be sharing their version of the Christmas story this Sunday, 9:00 service, as we enter our final week of Advent. This Sunday, Jesus’ worthiness as Lord and King is exalted and raised up. But just as many were unsure then because Jesus didn’t meet their expectations for King, so do we tend to be a bit uncertain today. Jesus is the worthy Lord on His own terms, not ours, and they are good terms!
December 19, 2021
a WORTHY Guest, 3rd Week of Advent
Horizons’ series “Worthy” focuses on the person, presence, and purpose of Jesus, as we near our Christmas season. Our focus will help us to see why He is worthy of our devotion, worship, and following. This Sunday, Jesus’ worthiness is most clearly seen in the nature of His invitation. Simply put, His kingdom was extended not to those who deserved it, but to those who desired it—and not just for their own benefit.
December 12, 2021
a WORTHY Heartset, 2nd Week of Advent
Horizons’ series “Worthy” focuses on the person, presence, and purpose of Jesus, as we near our Christmas season. Our focus will help us to see why He is worthy of our devotion, worship, and following. This Sunday, Jesus’ worthiness is attributed to the story written by all who came before Him to prepare His way. Jesus’ overlooked ancestral lineage tells an incredible story of the real people who helped make His arrival reality.
December 05, 2021
A WORTHY story, 1st Week of Advent
Horizons’ series “Worthy” focuses on the person, presence, and purpose of Jesus, as we near our Christmas season. Our focus will help us to see why He is worthy of our devotion, worship, and following. This Sunday, Jesus’ worthiness is attributed to his divine embrace of sacrifice. For Jesus, it was not a loss, but a way to life and greater things.
November 28, 2021
A Worthy Sacrifice
Horizons’ series “Worthy” focuses on the person, presence, and purpose of Jesus, as we near our Christmas season. Our focus will help us to see why He is worthy of our devotion, worship, and following. This Sunday, Jesus’ worthiness is attributed to his divine embrace of sacrifice. For Jesus, it was not a loss, but a way to life and greater things.
November 21, 2021
Beginning of “WORTHY”!
Horizons once again returns to the Gospel of Matthew for a final dive into our remaining passages in this testimony. “Worthy” focuses on the person, presence, and purpose of Jesus, especially as we approach our Christmas celebration. This first Sunday, worthiness is attributed to the things of heaven as opposed to the things of our human hearts. Jesus teaches this through two interactions with Peter.
November 14, 2021
Communion and a Sunday about Baptism!
As we move into the final months of the year, we often see God moving in hearts to embrace their relationship with Jesus. But what does it mean and how do we respond? Sunday is all about what it means to be baptized or to reaffirm your baptism as a part of your affirmation of what God is doing in your heart and life. Ready to be baptized or renew your baptism? Let us know! https://horizons.church/baptism/
November 07, 2021
Our final Sunday of “Life to the Fullest,” tells of the Samaritan townspeople that came out to see Jesus and receive His new life. Something about the woman’s simple testimony began to shake them from their hardened, judging hearts even before they reached Jesus. This Sunday is our life rally, as we celebrate the woman’s, the townspeople’s, and our own discovery of “something greater.”
November 01, 2021
Life to the Fullest Our third Sunday of Life to the Fullest, the Woman and the Well’s story finally reaches elevation and she runs to share the good news with her village. As she leaves, Jesus attests to the truth that our greatest nourishment will always come from our service to others. To get filled we are called to pour out. We’re better when we’re growing closer to Jesus!
October 24, 2021
Spirit and Truth!
Life to the Fullest Sunday we take another step toward finding our fullest life in Christ. This week with the “Woman at the Well,” Jesus tells the woman that truest life will not be found in old practices, but in seeking His Spirit and His truth. Both set the woman free and can set us free as well. It’s a season of spiritual growth as we each take steps toward that source of life. We’re better when we’re growing closer to Jesus!
October 17, 2021
Life to the Fullest A new series—finding our fullest life in Christ. Walking through the story of the Woman at the Well, we’ll gain important insights into where life to the fullest truly comes from. It’s a season of spiritual growth as we each take steps toward that source of life. We’re better when we’re growing closer to Jesus!
October 10, 2021
Enjoy New Day coffee, fall treats, games, mission projects, and community between services. It’s a day to come and be Horizons together! From the stage, Pastor Jason will announce Horizons’ direction for 2022 and where God is leading our ministry into an exciting future. We’re better together!
October 03, 2021
Honest to God! - The Real Reason
Horizons returns to “Jesus in Mathew,” covering all of Jesus’s words in Matthew. Honest to God takes three challenging passages and focuses each passage on our God and who He truly is—which often looks much different than what we are told. Sunday, Derek Steinacher will walk us through Jesus’ teaching on Growth in Seeking. We can’t wait to see you Sunday—becoming better people and better for the world!
September 26, 2021
Honest to God! - The Real Pursuit
Horizons returns to “Jesus in Mathew” covering all of Jesus’s words in Matthew. Honest to God takes three challenging passages and focused each passage on our God and who He truly is—which often looks much different than what we are told. Sunday Pastor Eduardo Bousson will walk us through Jesus’ teaching on the Sabbath and how His breaking the law of the Sabbath actually honored a greater law He came to establish. We can’t wait to see you Sunday—becoming better people and better for the world!
September 19, 2021
Honest to God! - The Real Kingdom
Horizons returns to “Jesus in Mathew” as we dig into the whole of Jesus’s words in Matthew this year. Honest to God takes three challenging passages from Jesus and let’s each point to our God and who He truly is—which often looks much different than what we are told. Our first Sunday reveals God’s response to evil present among good—in the world, in the church, and in our own hearts. We can’t wait to see you Sunday, where we become better people and better for the world!
September 12, 2021
”Life-Change Sunday” - Online Only Special
Horizons gathers ONLINE ONLY this Sunday out of a vision to honor our volunteers and staff Life-Changers. And yet, this Sunday is one of our greatest Sundays as we take a chance to boast about the gospel and tell Jesus’ story in the lives of others at Horizons. It’s a worship service that reminds us why Horizons matters and why we do what we do. Can’t wait to join you online!
September 05, 2021
The most important thing in your life is your personal relationship with Jesus. It’s what each of us is made for, and it is from that relationship from which our purpose and all other things will come. Because God wants this relationship with us, He’s given us His church to help us find it. So this week, we see how the church molds into God’s “Game Changers” by how we learn to GIVE.
August 29, 2021
The most important thing in your life is your personal relationship with Jesus. It’s what each of us is made for, and it is from that relationship from which our purpose and all other things will come from. Because God wants this relationship with us, He’s given us His church to help us find it. This week, we see how the church molds into God’s “Difference Makers” in the world.
August 22, 2021
We grow by learning the grace and knowledge of God together and fully accepting God's word. Join us in this series as we encounter what we were made for and see how it all comes together when we come together with the Body of Christ, the church.
August 15, 2021
Do you know what you were made for—what God’s heavenly, eternal, kingdom-bound is for you? The only way we’ll discover it is if we seek for it. Join us in this series as we encounter what we were made for and see how it all comes together when we come together with the Body of Christ, the church.
August 08, 2021
Made for This
Do you know what you were made for—what God’s heavenly, eternal, kingdom-bound is for you? It’s as big as it sounds, yet as simple as it needs to be, and the end result is always the same. When we find out the greatest purpose and see the fruit of our labors, there is no greater reward when in the service of Jesus. Join us in this series as we encounter what we were made for and see how it all comes together when we come together with the Body of Christ, the church
August 01, 2021
Washed Up - Alive, Leading, Purpose
Jesus Says: Jesus in Matthew with Pastor Jason Matthew 4:1-11 Jesus is tested in the wilderness. Living by the word. knowing the true word of God. Sunday’s Next Step: Baptism can seem like a peculiar thing sometimes, can’t it? When we’re receiving ours, it all makes sense. But looking in on it, some might say, “so you enter the water as one person and come out a new person? Just like that?” And there is also the chance it all made sense closer to our baptism, but now seems less clear as time has passed. It’s for all these reasons I’m so thankful we were led to share a Word on baptism last Sunday. As we saw, it’s absolutely vital to lives we hope to live in Christ from that moment forward. In short, it is in our baptism that we will find EVERYTHING we are needing and missing in our lives because it is in baptism, through the washing over and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, we are given everything. Now, the question is, how much fruit do you see from your baptism? While the quality of Jesus’ presence and fruit in our lives is not dependent on how hard we try, it IS dependent on the quality of soil we let the seed of baptism fall into and how much we have watered that seed. Little fruit is an indication of poor soils and scarce water, and the opposite is also true. Digging Deeper: What is your baptism experience? What are the fruits you see from it? Is God leading you or someone you know to baptism or reaffirmation on August 8th? How will today’s message change how your baptism is continuing to grow new fruit in you?
July 25, 2021
Done for One
Done for One - What you do with what you have matters . . . with Pastor Jason A continuation on Jesus in Matthew What you do with what you have matters when it’s done for Christ. Matthew 25:14-46
July 18, 2021
Ready, Steady, Strong
Jesus Says: Ready, Steady, Strong Special Guest Eduardo Bousson A continuation on Jesus in Matthew
July 11, 2021
Whoa for Go
Jesus Says: Whoa for Go with Pastor John A continuation on Jesus in Matthew
July 04, 2021
Bound Around This
Jesus Says: Bound Around This Special Guest Eduardo Bousson A continuation on Jesus in Matthew
June 27, 2021
Built on This
Jesus Says: Built on This Special Guest Craig Finnestad A continuation on Jesus in Matthew A note from Craig: I talked about how wisdom is a blessing to us and to those around us. Wisdom is the implementation of knowledge. Wisdom is developed from listening and placing ourselves in environments where we can be nourished by God. James tells us to ask God for wisdom and says God will give us wisdom when we ask. Wisdom doesn’t usually do the easy thing. Wisdom always does the right thing and sees the blessings in delayed gratification. Here are a few Scriptures to read and reflect on: If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. -James 1:5 Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. -Proverbs 19:20 Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. -Matthew 7:24 Here are three questions that will hopefully lead us to greater wisdom: 1. What are some obstacles you face to making wise decisions? 2. Do you tend to make choices based on short-term gratification or long-term good? 3. When challenges of life come your way, how do you respond to them? Do you invite God to join you in overcoming or dealing with these challenges? And one challenge: Ask God for wisdom every day this week.
June 20, 2021
Jesus Says: The For Gospels
Special Guest Steve Todd A continuation on Jesus in Matthew
June 13, 2021
A Peace of This
Jesus Says: A Peace of This With Pastor John A continuation on Jesus in Matthew
June 06, 2021
A Faith Like This Jesus
Jesus Says: A Faith Like This Jesus in Matthew Special Guest Travis Horner
May 30, 2021
A Love for These
Jesus Says: A Love for These With Special Guest Leandra Esler A continuation on Jesus in Matthew
May 23, 2021
About a week ago, while I was working on the sermon for this weekend, my friend Chris called me. Actually, he called me twice (on both my cell phone and my work phone numbers), so I thought it may be an emergency. Turns out two of our former Sunday School students were working on a remodeling project at his house with their business, and he wanted me to come pop by to see them. I went over and spent some time on the patio with all of them, and I was inspired by their faith. Now in their mid 20’s, one of the guys had a tattoo of one of his cousin’s favorite Batman quotes on his arm. It served as a way to remember him, because his cousin passed away when they were both young. He also had a tattoo of Psalm 23:4. A reminder that when we go through the darkest valleys, God is still there beside us. Something that Jesus reminded us of too. The former student said the tattoo of the verse actually helps to bring up a lot of spiritual conversations with others. I pray that each of our confirmation students, and each of you, can have a faith like his. I want you to have a faith that lasts.
May 16, 2021
Graduation Sunday + Mother's Day
A celebration of mothers, a message for graduating seniors, and the life-change mission.
May 09, 2021
At the Heart of It.
You've heard it Said, but Is Your HEART in the right place? A Heart This Way, Jesus in Matthew, with Pastor John Message Outline http://horizons.church/message-outline New Here? https://horizons.church/hello Prayer Request https://horizons.church/prayer-requests/ Give Generously https://horizons.church/give/ What's Next? https://horizons.church/events/ Horizons CCLI #1221686 Streaming #20045943The Father's House CCLI #7135153Tremble CCLI #7065049Sinking Deep CCLI #6605236
May 02, 2021
Jesus in Matthew - Known this Way With Pastor Ashlee. This week we dive into what defines The Darkness, The Light, The Way, and The Witness.
April 25, 2021
Blessed This Way
This year we have worked through how to Love Like Jesus. As we continue seeking to live like Jesus, we will be looking into Jesus in Matthew. Understand Jesus' "way" for us to live and look on earth. This week we are searching the "upside-down kingdom." Blessed this Way; surrendered seeking, diligently working for Him. With Pastor John
April 18, 2021
Life-Changer Real-Life Sunday
Easter as ascended on us and given us new life! This Sunday, we celebrate the new life Jesus offers all people and how His new life has been working in people’s lives at Horizons. You’ll be amazed by what God is accomplishing, one life at a time, in this ministry we call Horizons! Let’s connect, grow, and serve together, for the best life, and the best “us.”
April 11, 2021
EASTER Sunday 2021
It’s the most powerful day of our year, the day that sets full life in motion and proclaims an immovable, unshakable love. Horizons Band CCLI #1221686 Streaming #20045943 Death Was Arrested CCLI #7046448
April 04, 2021
Celebrate the triumphal entry & Jesus’ baptism, His life, the life of his followers. Pastor Jason will be sharing with us as we approach Easter!
March 28, 2021
Love Like That - Self Giving
Loving more like Jesus is giving freely of ourselves, just as Jesus did. In a world where self-seeking is the celebrated approach, Jesus’ call to give of ourselves meets great resistance. Discover how, in Jesus’ economy, self-giving becomes life-giving. Let’s grow together, for the best life, and the best “us.” With Derek
March 21, 2021
Love BOLDLY Like That
Loving more like Jesus is loving boldly. In a world where our greatest aspiration is often to gain the approval of others and not make others unhappy, a “bold love” is rare and scarcely practiced. Jesus reminds us love must be prepared to break through barriers to reach the center of others’ hearts. Let’s grow together, for the best life, and the best “us.” With Pastor Jason
March 14, 2021
Love Like That Gives Grace
Loving more like Jesus is striving to be more graceful. To be more grace-full we must be less spite-full. And to achieve this, we must have all the grace God has to offer. This is Jesus. Let’s grow together, for the best life, and the best “us.”
March 07, 2021
Love Like That Comes Near
Horizons’ ALL-CHURCH study, Love Like That enters week 3 to love like Jesus. This Sunday, our objective for loving better is to become more approachable, like Jesus. At first glance, it seems simple, even inconsequential. But the quality of our approachability ties directly to our heart’s accessibility. If your heart is closed to others, no love can easily pass beyond its hard exteriors. Let’s grow together, for the best life, and the best “us.”
February 28, 2021
Love Like That Grows
Horizons’ ALL-CHURCH study, Love Like That enters week 2 as we take the challenge to love like Jesus. This Sunday, we cannot love those we don’t fully see, and we cannot address hurt we aren’t aware of. Being MINDFUL like Jesus is seeing beyond our agendas. Let’s grow together, for the best life, and the best “us.” With Pastor Jason
February 21, 2021
Love Like That BEGINS
Horizons ALL-CHURCH study, Love Like That begins as we take the challenge to love more like Jesus. It’s a deep dive into Jesus’ words and ministry with clear directives. Sunday one set us up to understand WHAT our love should grow to be. Let’s grow together, for the best life, and the best “us.” Message by Pastor Jason
February 14, 2021
ALL Ready this Time!
Horizons concludes our New Year study of James’ letter about being more ready this time for the storms that will come our way. In our final lesson, James encourages us to respond to life by stretching out our timelines. So often we get caught up in the “here and now” that we don’t realize how our short-term choices don’t line up with our long-term hopes. Let’s grow together, for the best life, and the best “us.”
February 07, 2021
Almost Fully Ready this Time!
Horizons begins the new year with a powerful study of James’ letter. Being more ready focuses this week on self-awareness and the underlying desires that wreck our good responses and also on keeping our “Spirit levels” high. More of Him means better choices. Let’s grow together, for the best life, and the best “us.”
January 31, 2021
STILL More Ready this Time!
Horizons begins the new year with a powerful study of James’ letter. If we want to be more ready to take on life’s challenges as they come, we must learn to make wise decisions in response to those challenges. Wisdom not only leads us in a better direction, it circumvents our travel along damaging roads. Let’s grow together, for the best life, and the best “us.”
January 24, 2021
EVEN MORE - Ready this Time!
Horizons begins the new year with a powerful study of James’ letter. If we want to be more ready to take on life’s challenges as they come, we must be more ready to pay attention, listen to voices of wisdom, and proceed along what we know is true. Let’s grow together, for the best life, and the best “us.”
January 17, 2021
Ready this Time!
THIS SUNDAY—Ready this Time! Horizons begins the new year with a powerful study of James’ letter. 2020 reminded us that the unforeseeable is always potentially right around the corner. This year, we’ll live as people more ready to face any challenge by standing on a more firm foundation—built over 5 weeks from James’ key points. Let’s grow together, for the best life, and the best “us.”
January 10, 2021
In one of our most energizing and forward-looking messages of the year, we’ll lay out our vision and direction for the year and welcome Christ’s light into our direction. Join us also for the First Communion of the year—have your own bread and juice ready! Let’s grow together, for the best life, and the best “us.”
January 03, 2021