Pastor Josh teaches from the Book of Jonah, 1:17 - 2:10. We find that Jonah's experience with the whale is not unlike our experiences. God is with us regardless of where we go, what we do, or how far we feel we are from him. Sometimes the darkest circumstances serve to turn our lives toward God, and he is always faithful to forgive us. That is good news.
Pastor Josh teaches on the dangers of anger and addiction. Where anger comes from is critical, as well as what we do with it. And we will not be able to escape our addictions until we recognize their roots.
We all have giants or struggles and problems that we face in life, but true freedom from our struggles comes from putting all of our faith in Jesus and knowing that ultimately God is greater than any giant we may face.
Pastor Jeff begins a series on Daniel. This Old Testament book tells about past history of God's people, including Daniel. It also gives us glimpses into the future history of God's people, ultimately confirming that He loves us and is in control.
In Proverbs God teaches us to look to our guide- the Lord- for how to travel through life. We can be tempted by the world that we see to stray, but ultimate joy is found in the center of the path that Christ leads us down.
If God is good, and God made the world, then why isn't the world more good? If he loves us and is in complete control, then why do we suffer? These are difficult questions that God's Word helps us to answer.
In the first two verses of 1 Peter, we learn where our salvation comes from and what it means. We can't hope to understand everything that God knows, but we can understand enough to choose Him and appreciate what He has done for us.