We're not comfortable with failure. We certainly don't want others to know how we fall short. We really only want to disclose our failures in the context of how they led to our successes. In the world's view, your failure is tied up to your self-worth. In God's view, your failures are meaningless. They're an insignificant part of your story. In this message, learn to see yourself as God sees you—a creation made in His own image who will always live under His grace and acceptance.
Pastor Jim Mueller gives a Mother's Day message that revolves around the accounts of the raising of Jairus's daughter and the woman who bled for 12 years, as told in Mark 5. Through these stories, we learn to trust God with our circumstances and not fret so much over our kids' future.
We’re all navigating some choppy waters these days. Fortunately, we’re not in the boat all alone. In this message we’ll hear the story of Jesus calming the storm, and there’s a lot in there that we can learn about tuning our mind to God’s will for our lives and learning to trust the One who has ultimate control over the “Storms of Life.”
Got anxiety? You're not alone, and your reaction to current events is totally normal. We're bored, lonely, stir-crazy, and primed for fear taking over. Our new message series confronts our modern day fears and anxieties and applies some Biblical wisdom on combating them. Our first message in this series deals with the familiar feeling of "Being Locked In."
Messiah celebrates our Savior's victory over sin, death, and the devil! Pastor Chuck Schlie leads us through some important details in John's Gospel account of the Resurrection that are hidden in plain sight!
On Palm Sunday, Jesus makes a triumphal entrance into Jerusalem. On this first day of Holy Week, Pastor Jim Mueller considers how Jesus viewed the city, knowing that the cheers would turn to scorn later that week.
Do current events have you worried? Do you find yourself checking the news more often than you should? if you’re stressed and anxious right now, the devil couldn’t be happier. He revels in misfortune, and we certainly have our share of it on this side of heaven. Our “Stranger Things” message series is looking at the devil and how he works. This message deals with the issues of suffering and affliction as told through the story of Job.
The devil knows what he needs to do to separate you from God. You heard the statistic that 35% of Christians don't believe he exists. He is not only real; he is powerful and you're wearing a target. Our “Stranger Things” message series is exposing his tactics and arming you for the fight. Don't be complacent—there is a battle, and you're in it. Series begins with a look at how Satan uses Temptation against God's people. We'll expose his methods and learn from our Savior how to effectively fight them.
It's a day of celebration! We wrapped up "In God We Trust" with our annual Jubilee Sunday celebration in praise of all of God's blessings. Watch and learn how to build a trusting relationship with God.
With all this talk of money, you might be experiencing some anxiety around the topic. Perhaps you're wondering how you can give first fruit gifts and still be financially OK. We get it! This Sunday's message will help alleviate some of your questions and show you that generosity is possible, no matter your circumstances.
Though it's easy to look around and think that you aren't any better off—and maybe even worse—than your neighbor, you can't give in to that scarcity mentality. God has blessed us abundantly here in St. Charles, and we want to help you fight the mindset that you need more than what you have.
Every dollar in our pocket is printed with a simple slogan—”In God We Trust.” Yet too often our trust is placed in anything but God. We place our faith in money, possessions, health, and security, and fear not having enough of what we need. This mindset begs the question, Is God abundant, or are His resources limited? We consider this question today in worship.
TODAY’S MESSAGE What’s God’s image of His Church? Does it align with our image of it? If not, what can we do about it? Our current message series concludes today with an examination of what God’s image for His church looks like. Do your intentions line up with God’s?
Who are you? Beyond your name, occupation, and family position, you're someone the Bible calls "fearfully and wonderfully made." So what does that mean? Believe it or not, you're God's image-bearer, and that means a lot. So while you may be a person who sins daily and messes things up on the regular, you're still a valuable part of God's kingdom. You’ll learn from our special guest Carl just who God thinks you are.
Have you given much thought to your legacy? Have you assessed your life and thought about the impact that you have had on others? You no doubt hope the impressions you’ve left are positive ones. We all strive to be a blessing to our friends and family in our words and deeds. Though important, that’s just one aspect of our legacy. On the practical side, have you ever considered how your earthly treasures will be distributed when you die? Or what sort of spiritual heritage you will have left your family? These are weighty questions, and we will help you answer them today as we lead you to (re)Focus your legacy for the benefit of others.
You've heard it said that "Attitude is everything." Like all clichés, there's truth to the saying. Through the story of Joseph and his slavery in Egypt, we look at how we can be grateful to God for all that He does for us--even in difficult circumstances.
Scripture: Acts 10:9-16 | Matthew 9:9-13. On Sunday our message taught us how to live a more fulfilling life by refocusing your priorities, relationships, attitude, and legacy. We looked at relationships and invite you to join or recommit to a Community Group at messiah in this new year.
Today's Scripture: Daniel 12:1-4 | Luke 2:36-40. The new year is made for new beginnings. Messiah is here to help you with your resolutions for personal and spiritual growth in our six week series. "ReFocus: Your 20/20 Vision."
When life doesn't go our way we often respond with anger, doubt, or disappointment, and the Christmas season can intensify these emotions. But through the story of the first Christmas, we see God bringing hope in difficult circumstances. The love of God and the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus bring hope to everyone.
The Christmas celebration began over 2000 years ago when the Creator of heaven and earth stepped into His creation - as a baby! He did this because He loves you and wants to restore His relationship with you. Truly this is good news of great joy! Our pray is that you will be filled with true HOPE and PEACE today as we are reminded that Christmas changes everything.
Scripture for today's message: Luke 2:8-15 and Corinthians 1:26-28. The love of God and the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus bring hope to everyone. As the angel said to the shepherds when he announced Jesus birth in Luke 2:10: "I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people." The Gospel is a message that truly brings HOPE for Everyone!
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25 | Isaiah 7:11-14. The love of God and the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus bring hope to everyone. Through Joseph's story in today's message, hear how to face fear in your life and do the right thing.
In today's message, we hear how to stay hopeful when your circumstances in life are not what you'd thought they'd be, and not at all what you envisioned for yourself. There is HOPE when your plans are disrupted if you trust that God has everything under control.