Sunday gives the Christ follower a needed time of worship, equipping, and community. Sunday is the foundation of our week…but Sunday is only the beginning. Over the weeks ahead, by looking at John 13 – 17, we will see ways each one of us can live out a fully committed Christian life every day of the week.
Many of us learned the Bible in Flannelgraph fashion. Memorable stories carefully arranged to depict iconic moments. They’re layered with elements of heroism, strength, and persistence to create a perfect image. But the reality is there is more to these stories we’ve been told. They’re actually stories of power struggles, weakness, and turmoil. They involve high drama and imperfect people who needed great faith in God. When we look closely, we see these stories don’t provide heroes, after all, but instead, they each point to the one true hero we desperately need.
Everyone has their thoughts on who Jesus is. Some may think He only loves good people while others think He was just a historical figure who died. But the real Jesus is often different than common images of Him. Over the next few weeks, we will look at some of those common myths and through Scripture get a clearer understanding of who He really is.
Before the veil was torn. Before Christ’s death in our place. Before His miraculous birth. Before God spoke through a burning bush. And before the supernatural exodus out of Egypt. Thousands of years before it’s completion… The story of the Gospel had already begun… While the story is for us, it is not about us. It is about God. And in His story, we find our story. In order for the end to
Ever wish you could have a do-over? We’ve all been there. Choices in our relationships, finances, or faith, can often leave us wishing we could try again. While our past may shape us, it doesn’t have to define us. No matter what, a fresh start IS possible.
Jeremiah 29:7 says, But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.
Life can be overwhelming. It’s easy to feel helpless and leave little room for hope. While there are many things in this world that appear powerful… God is Stronger.
No matter what your thoughts are on Christianity, chances are you have an opinion. Over the weeks ahead, we will be looking at some of the common objections and questions concerning Christianity.
We will journey through much of Luke’s meticulous investigation of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. We will see how the Kingdom of Jesus is unlike anything anyone expected. It deals with Jesus’ divinity, over disappointments and decisions that need to be made.
Everybody wants to be happy. Pursuing happiness is built into every person, of every age. We often think we’ll find it in a new relationship, or that next accomplishment – yet true, lasting happiness somehow eludes us. Contrary to popular belief, God is not anti-happiness. He actually invites us to be happy in Him.
“Culture” has been defined as a ‘widely held set of beliefs and values.’ The Gospel is The Good News of the person of Christ and His work on the cross. The church is called not to be angry at the culture or apathetic toward the culture – but to engage the culture with the gospel.
We all want this year to be better than the one before. We all know we need to make changes but how many times have we tried to change and failed? What kind of joy and freedom could we experience if we had the tools and encouragement to bring about real change?
Jeremiah 29:7 says, “But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” In this series, we discover how we can be a "church for the city".