This series is designed to take a closer look at the Book of Ezekiel. It shows us God’s judgment on both Israel and surrounding nations. This book shows us that God judges both His people and those who do not belong to Him. It also provides a revelation of the future millennial kingdom that pairs with and adds to the vision of other Old and New Testament texts. It doesn’t just show the judgment of God but the resurrection & restoration of God’s people. God is a restorer by His nature and His plan is to one day bring all those who belong to Him to a place of worship of the One True God!
People love offering little nuggets of advice, support, or sympathy to us. Most times we give and receive them with good intentions. But what if the direction we’re giving or receiving just isn’t true? What if God Never Said That?
This series explores common myths about God, like “God wants you happy” or “God never gives you more than you can handle,” and how those myths keep us from having a more meaningful and fulfilling relationship with Him.
Jesus is known by many names, but what do they really mean? Join us as we discover why He is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. You’ll gain a new and important perspective on the Savior who was born over two thousand years ago.
Often times we find ourselves controlled by the circumstances of life rather than feeling like things in life are fully in control. God’s plan for our lives is not a constant battle that leaves us fighting each day and week just hoping to survive to the next. He has a plan for us to move past survival living into thriving with His help. In this series we will discover how to truly Thrive in our personal lives, inside our church, and in our families.
Fear attacks us and wrecks our faith. It keeps us from stepping into God’s plans for us. This series looks at the journey of Mary, Joseph and a couple of other people involved in the first Christmas. Fear Not helps us overcome fear and transform it into faith and obedience. Fear Not assures us that God will always give us the guidance we need to reject fear.
When we think of this time of year we list the things that we are thankful for… All of these things are good things. The problem is that sometimes the things we are thankful for get in the way of being thankful for the the one prefect thing we should all be thankful for… knowing God and serving Him.
When Jesus made the invitation to His disciples to “Come Follow Me” He was not inviting them to a casual relationship. To follow Jesus means to express remorse about our wrongdoing, to flee from that sin and run towards Him. To follow Jesus means to renounce who we once were and to pursue Christ with all we have. To follow Jesus means to willingly give up comfort, career, family, and our own desires to pursue His desires for us. To follow Jesus means to willingly abandon ourselves. When we respond to the call of Christ we may not know exactly where we are going or exactly how it’ll turn out but we know who we are with! When we are truly followers of Jesus Our life revolves around producing fruit in all parts of life for His Glory.
God’s grace is designed not only to redeem us from our sin. His grace is designed to help keep us on track. His preventative grace is not dependent on anything we have done. We believe that we serve a God that pursues us even when we make wrong turns on the roads of life. This series shows us that God uses speed bumps to slow us down, roadblocks to stop us in our tracks and guardrails to keep us on the right path.
The book of Romans was written by the Apostle Paul roughly around 56-57A.D. This series will examine the book of Romans and break down the important doctrinal concepts constructed by Paul’s letter to the Roman Church. This book shows the answers to important questions and supplies information on many other topics, such as salvation, God’s sovereignty, God’s judgment, spiritual growth, and the righteousness of God. Many scholars also describe it as The “Gospel and the Righteousness of God”. We see God’s plan for salvation and sanctification laid out clearly and concisely. Salvation can only be received by faith in the atoning death of Jesus Christ.
This series examines the “Gray areas” of our morality and challenges us by asking some tough questions. We learn that building a healthy marriage is more than “not cheating”; it requires gospel-centered work in the little (“gray”) areas. This series takes a look at what God’s word says about crucial areas of life that we often mess up in. We learn when these areas are in alignment with God’s design for our relationships life functions a whole lot better.
One of the most exciting times of year is New Years. We have the hope of something new. We have the opportunity to resolve to be better than we were the year before. We have the chance to break old habits. Sometimes the new year can be discouraging when we realize that we failed to keep some, if not all, of our new year’s resolutions. What’s wrong with us? Maybe we are too weak and undisciplined. Maybe we’re making the wrong goals. Or maybe we’re just going about it all the wrong way. This series takes a look at what God’s word says about how we should live for this next new year and shows us how we can win in 2015!
God’s love came down from heaven when Jesus was born! We see God’s plan played out in human history as he shows His love in the past, present and gives us the hope of a future with Him! Jesus is the reason for us to rejoice, He is God’s love came down for all of us!
Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn’t working harder at a list of do’s and don’ts — it’s falling in love with God. And once you encounter His love, as Francis describes it, you will never be the same. Because when you’re wildly in love with God, it changes everything.
The constant distractions of our on the go lifestyle we have developed a problem which is difficult to accept and to identify. Our problem is not really our electronic devices, it is not the social media connections we have, it is simply the fact that we are facing a greater and greater difficulty distinguishing between good and evil. We have allowed ourselves to be captivated by so many things that we have lost focus on what our shepherds voice sounds like.
Church is NOT a place we attend, it is NOT an organization where we volunteer, it is NOT a tax exempt organization that we give charitable donations to. The Church is You. As the Church we should be marked by a desire for Community [we are made for each other]. We should walk together in Humility [we esteem others needs as more important than our own]. We should pour out God’s Unrelenting Grace on all who know us [we display God’s grace towards each other]. We should live with Radical Faith [we believe God can and will do crazy things]. We should look more like Jesus every day “Christ Like Living” [we want to be like Christ]. We can not be a Hospital for the Hurting if we can not do all of these things first. [we help others see Christ midst their pain]. This is what the Church is suppose to look like.
There are gods at war within each of us. They battle for the throne of our hearts, and much is at stake. This is why idolatry is the most discussed problem in the entire Bible. Behind every sin struggle that you and I have is a false god that is winning the war in our lives. Don’t give in to the myth that gods are only statues that people of other cultures or long ago worshiped. Pleasure, romance, sex, money, religion, and power are just a few of the gods that vie for our allegiance in today’s society. When the Lord God takes His rightful place on the throne of our hearts, we will have victory.
The book of Ruth is the Story of a love story, it also has some significant Genealogy. This book was written during the period of the Judges. The author was anonymous. It was written about 1046-1035 B.C. Some of the important people involved are Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz.
The purpose of this book is to demonstrate the love, and faithfulness that God has for us. It shows the difference between what happens when a nation does not follow in obedience to the covenant of God (Judges), and when God’s people follow in faithfulness within the covenant (Ruth).
There is no doubt that one thing is lacking in the Church. We need Men who pray like Jesus taught the disciples to pray. The disciples saw that when Jesus prayed (Which he withdrew and did often.) something incredible inevitably happened. The disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. Jesus responded not with a perfect church lecture on prayer. Instead, He prayed. As we study the Bible on prayer, we find a powerful tool for communicating with God that goes far beyond “asking for a list of stuff.” It’s the key to a deeper, more intimate relationship with Christ for every believer. If we want to be leaders in our home we need a deeper connection with God.
What is the true meaning of Christmas. This question has been tackles by many people in our society. There are many Christmas specials what have attempted to answer this question. The truth is that all have failed accept for a wise man named Linus. This is the real reason for the season.
This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them all. But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive eternal life. – I Timothy 1:15-16