Leaving Church (1 Thess 2, Acts 15, 1 John 2)
The reality is you or someone you care about will one day leave a local church. Wise reasons for leaving a local church. Also, some wisdom both for how to leave the family of God better off than you found it and for how to leave well.
October 24, 2021
After-words (Hebrews 10: 19-25)
The most prepared we can possibly be for the best possible conversation we may ever have is after that last song on Sunday. >> How to prepare our hearts & make the most of opening up on Sundays.
October 17, 2021
Before Walking In (Hebrews 12:18-24)
When we gather together on Sundays, what is it that we are walking into and how might we practically prepare for it.
October 11, 2021
Be Gracious To Me (Psalm 6)
Guest Speaker: Kelly Graham God graciously forgives us and helps us even when our own sins cause our circumstances.
October 4, 2021
19/20 Insist/Flex (Acts 15:1-21)
The importance of clarifying for not-yet and new believers what is most important as a follower of Jesus. Important not just for their lives but for our hearts - in the ongoing fight against the deadly doctrine of legalism.
September 26, 2021
17/18 Sent/Win (Acts 13:1-12)
Sometimes the unchurched and irreligious remind the church who we're supposed to be. Sent (not just gather) to win hearts (not culture wars) with truth and power (not just one or the other).
September 20, 2021
15/16 Include/Exclude (Acts 11:1-26; 5:12-13)
Because of our fallen world and fallen nature, our hearts cling toward 'sameness' (ie. people who look, talk, and think like me). The early church witnessed how radical inclusivity of those very different from them needed: Jesus, repetition, and pioneers.
September 12, 2021
Sharing Good News on Napkins (II Corinthians 5:10-21)
Training for sharing the good news about Jesus with friends, neighbors, co-workers and family.
September 5, 2021
13/14 Listen/Repent (Acts 9:1-31)
Listen in a way you can hear in order to change in a way that will stick.
August 29, 2021
11/12 Serve/Speak (Acts 6:1-7)
Our cities will take the church seriously when the good news is both spoken and served – through acts of mercy and justice. Acts 6:1-7
August 22, 2021
9/10 Endure/Pray (Acts 4)
Sharing one's faith is hard enough, but then to get mocked, rejected, shunned for doing so...the worst. This episode we explore: What is genuine persecution? Once we experience it, how do we get up off the mat and keep going?
August 16, 2021
7/8 Heal/Share (Acts 3)
Two of the hardest acts as a follower of Jesus are sharing one's faith & asking a sick person if you can pray for them for healing. But when done in tandem, it can be a powerful force.
August 9, 2021
5/6 Gather/Go (Acts 2)
From the pattern set by the first responders to Jesus, we too can adopt the most fulfilling life rhythm of them all - Gather & Go.
August 3, 2021
3/4 Experience/Explain (Acts 2)
From Peter's example, we can learn to explain how a radical experience of God connects to the person & work of Jesus in a way that makes sense to people in our time and culture.
July 25, 2021
1/2 Wait/Work (Acts 1)
The Book of Acts is the history of first responders to Jesus and His good news. Each week we take a look at two connected actions that these first responders make in response the person and message of Jesus. In doing so, we can glean some principles of how the church ought to respond to Jesus in our particular time and culture. This week: Wait and Work. Speaker: Ryan Oelschlager
July 19, 2021