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.
The Gospel is what drove the apostle Paul and changed the way he saw everything. God wants that for us, too. In Paul's letter to the church in Philippi, we see that the gospel changes our identity, the way we view people, circumstances, adversaries, our purpose, blessings, contentment, even death. The Gospel changes everything!
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.
No one ever plans on getting stuck, but sometimes we find ourselves in a tough spot. God wants us to get beyond it and He offers the help we need at the moment we need it most to move forward.
Years ago, a prophet named Habakkuk had major issues with why God allowed certain things to happen and why He wasn’t doing something about them. Maybe you’ve felt the same way. That’s ok!
One of the greatest experiences is coming to understand that God not only wants to do something for you and in you – but that God wants to do something great through you.
God is much bigger than a couple of hours on Sunday. God is intensely interested in your family, your work, your neighborhood, even time management.
We look for happiness in our jobs, relationships, even in our bank accounts - time and time again they disappoint. They offer empty promises that don’t satisfy.
In this series we’ll learn how to replace these empty promises with promises that bring hope, purpose and ultimately the better life we are all looking for.