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.
They are not stagnant, meek, or passive. They have the capacity to impact lives and change history. Since its beginning, the church was essentially a movement. It’s a movement built around the conviction that Jesus died as the substitute for sinners and then rose from the grave – proving He was who He said He was. It’s a movement that began over two thousand years ago and is still advancing today. It’s a movement that believes God has spoken and willingly embraces the mission. The movement is people of different ages, colors, and backgrounds, united around a gospel message so powerful, it has to be shared. It’s a movement that loves patiently, prays expectantly, and worships fervently. It’s a movement that works hard. That serves joyfully. It reaches out to our communities and those in need.
Movements move. Be the movement.
“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".
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.
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.’”