Many people think of Jesus as this safe, tranquil, sentimental religious guru who just went around spreading love. In reality, Jesus said many polarizing statements that made people either love Him or hate Him.
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.
We all want the perfect family. Well, perfect families don’t exist – even in the Bible. What does exist, are families that find help to overcome generational hurt, marital stress, in-law trouble, financial strain. In this series we will discover how God can make a difference in our imperfect families.
The church at its inception was a movement built around the conviction that Jesus had died as the only Savior for sinners, and that He had risen from the dead, proving He was who He said He was.
In so many ways, we are where we are in life because of the choices we have made. We’ve all made good choices that lead us forward and bad choices that led us backward. There are 10 BIG Choices that can change everything!
In life it’s often easy to lose hope, to drift away from the brightfuture we thought was just on the horizon. In this series we will discover that the best can be just ahead.
Falling in love is easy, but staying there? That’s something else entirely. Whether you're single, single & seeking, single & content, happily married, unhappily married or single again, this series is for you.
It’s so easy to see ourselves as ‘Good’ and others as ‘bad.’ The truth is, no one is perfect. So if you have scars, regrets and struggles, you’re in good company.
In life, there are multiple opportunities for you to experience the truth of Acts 20:35 “…help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
Power is defined as “the ability to act or produce an effect.” Most of the Christians I meet are tired. The Christian life seems like rules without resources, laws without life. There is nothing quite as exhausting as the powerless Christian life. Yet, the Bible teaches that the kind of power that lifted Jesus Christ from the grave – the greatest victory that was ever won – is the same power that lives in you (Romans 8:11)
You want your life to count. We all do. But too often we find ourselves moving at lightning speed and wondering, “what’s my purpose? Does my life really matter?” You’re not here because of luck, fate or coincidence. God created you for a purpose greater than you can imagine, and your life can make a difference.
In this series we explore what God’s Word says about what a church is supposed to be. There is nothing like the local church when it’s working right – where we can find community, express compassion and engage in mission.
God uses a very normal guy like Peter to show us there is exaltation in humility (weird), that our marriages can be fantastic (weirder), and that we can rejoice in suffering (weirdest)! “Normal” means common, regular, usual. You were not made for normal.