Dec 6, 2017
The Problem with Satisfaction
Series: The Gift
Our world says satisfaction is found in a pursuit of happiness, but happiness is such a moving target. Christianity says satisfaction is found in a life that glorifies God, but people think that means a decidedly unhappy life. Both options seem bad, but those aren’t true options. The Bible says you can’t have one without the other. True happiness is found in the gift of Jesus, which naturally produces a life that brings glory to God.
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  • Dec 6, 2017The Problem with Satisfaction
    Dec 6, 2017
    The Problem with Satisfaction
    Series: The Gift
    Our world says satisfaction is found in a pursuit of happiness, but happiness is such a moving target. Christianity says satisfaction is found in a life that glorifies God, but people think that means a decidedly unhappy life. Both options seem bad, but those aren’t true options. The Bible says you can’t have one without the other. True happiness is found in the gift of Jesus, which naturally produces a life that brings glory to God.

THE GIFT

Christmas is a favorite time of year for most of us. It’s a season of joy and good cheer, family reunions, and wonderful food. But, Christmas is also a time of pain. Loneliness and depression hit their highest points during the holiday season. Family dysfunctions become more evident despite attempts to soothe relationships during the holidays. It makes people want to ask, “Is this all there is?” And the Bible’s answer is an emphatic NO! The Christmas story reminds us that the simple, and free Gift of Jesus can change everything.

Nov 26, 2017
Lost and Found
Series: 500
It's funny that Zacchaeus' story is widely remembered only for being the theme of a children's song. It's so much more than that! In these ten short verses, we are presented with a clear picture of the mission of Jesus Christ and our mission as believers. After all, we weren't made to be lost. We were made to be found.
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  • Nov 26, 2017Lost and Found
    Nov 26, 2017
    Lost and Found
    Series: 500
    It's funny that Zacchaeus' story is widely remembered only for being the theme of a children's song. It's so much more than that! In these ten short verses, we are presented with a clear picture of the mission of Jesus Christ and our mission as believers. After all, we weren't made to be lost. We were made to be found.
  • Nov 12, 2017Christ ALONE
    Nov 12, 2017
    Christ ALONE
    Series: 500
    It’s easy to believe that Jesus is essential for salvation. You can love His teachings. You can admire the example He set with the good deeds He did. But if Jesus is just essential, then there is more that needs to be done. There is something you have to do to ensure that you are right with God. The good news, however, is that Jesus isn’t just essential, He is sufficient for salvation. Because of Jesus nothing more can be done or needs to be done.
  • Nov 5, 2017Faith ALONE
    Nov 5, 2017
    Faith ALONE
    Series: 500
    Christians say that we are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, but then we easily get off track. We put all kinds of false metrics on faith, thinking we have to achieve some high score for it to count, but faith isn’t quantified like that. Faith is about the object -Jesus. As Christians, we have imperfect faith, but it’s placed in a perfect Jesus . . . and that is enough.
  • Oct 29, 2017Grace ALONE
    Oct 29, 2017
    Grace ALONE
    Series: 500
    Jesus provided the solution for sin at the cost of His life. So we don’t have to be afraid of death, hell and God’s judgment anymore. And He did that for us free of charge. God LOVES us through grace! God SAVES us by grace! God KEEPS us in grace! It’s ONLY and ALL by grace with God!

500

God moved in miraculous ways in the lives of pastors and average Christians and the spiritual foundations of the world shook 500 years ago. With that, the Protestant Reformation began. People are still being shaken every time they come into contact with the powerful truth that we’re saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, for the glory of God alone. Maybe God wants to shake you!

Oct 22, 2017
STRONG Living
Series: Strong
Do you feel loved by God because He makes much of you or because God frees you in Christ to make much of Him forever? A STARTER only wants God if God will make much of them. A FINISHER knows God has freed them in Christ and they want to make much of God with their life. In this message we unpack the reality that living STRONG means finishing STRONG.
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  • Oct 22, 2017STRONG Living
    Oct 22, 2017
    STRONG Living
    Series: Strong
    Do you feel loved by God because He makes much of you or because God frees you in Christ to make much of Him forever? A STARTER only wants God if God will make much of them. A FINISHER knows God has freed them in Christ and they want to make much of God with their life. In this message we unpack the reality that living STRONG means finishing STRONG.
  • Oct 15, 2017STRONG Service
    Oct 15, 2017
    STRONG Service
    Series: Strong
    Lots of people serve others, but the motivation and the heart of service is different for a Christian. Christians don’t serve to get right with God or to get God in their debt. They don’t serve to be thanked by others, to solve the world’s problems or even to make themselves feel good. A Christian who has exchanged their weakness for Jesus’ strength serves others in Jesus’ name to bring glory to God. That is their greatest joy!
  • Oct 8, 2017STRONG Training
    Oct 8, 2017
    STRONG Training
    Series: Strong
    It’s true that God cares more about our character than He does our happiness. However, the most critical way that our character is formed in Christ is to find our ultimate joy in God and the things of God. And when you find it, you fight for it. That is why we train ourselves in godliness.
  • Oct 1, 2017STRONG Learning
    Oct 1, 2017
    STRONG Learning
    Series: Strong
    The Bible is the most translated and published book in human history. It is also the book that has received more criticism and scrutiny than any other book in history . . . and still remains. It’s everywhere! Sadly, in many cases, we ignore it. But it’s a key part of our life in relationship with God. As we look at the second part of Chair Time, we’ll see that you can’t live a life in union and communion with Jesus without a life submitted to God’s Word.
  • Sep 24, 2017STRONG Communication
    Sep 24, 2017
    STRONG Communication
    Series: Strong
    How can you have strong communication with God? For centuries people have asked this and completely missed the point! If you want strong communication with God, all you really need is a CHAIR . . . a BIBLE . . . and most of all . . . the supernatural exchange of Jesus’ STRENGTH for your WEAKNESS.
  • Sep 17, 2017STRONG Rest
    Sep 17, 2017
    STRONG Rest
    Series: Strong
    Too many of our lives look like a human version of the game of Jenga. We remove the blocks . . . stack the new layers . . . and hope everything doesn’t fall on our turn. Sadly, we have gotten used to this and think it’s normal. It’s not normal. And it’s definitely missing the wonderful and true rest God has gifted us in Christ! In this message we will come to see what that true rest is, where it is found, and how we can enjoy this wonderful gift from God.
  • Sep 10, 2017True Strength
    Sep 10, 2017
    True Strength
    Series: Strong
    We try everything to appear STRONG, but if you look just below the surface we are really very WEAK! The question isn’t whether or not we are WEAK, but what we will do about it! Our human attempts at strength only mask our weakness. True strength is found only in a new identity in Jesus Christ that He made possible at the cost of His life and offers to you.

Strong

Everyone wants to be STRONG or at least appear STRONG, but in reality we are really very WEAK in our own strength . . . all of us! But the good news of the Gospel is that Jesus offers us His STRENGTH in exchange for our WEAKNESS. Our weakness doesn’t scare God and it’s not too much for Him to handle. If we will come to Jesus in our WEAKNESS – in brokenness, humility and trusting faith – then he will inhabit our lives with His STRENGTH. And we will build our lives on His STRENGTH through the gracious ways he has provided us through sabbath rest, prayer, His Word, community and service in His name.
 
It won’t make all of our problems go away. But as we face them we won’t be doing so in our STRENGTH anymore, but with the power of the cross of Christ. That is true STRENGTH that transforms our lives.

Sep 3, 2017
Looking Up
Everybody LOOKS UP to something . . . which means everybody TRUSTS in something . . . which means everybody WORSHIPS something! That’s a reality every day, but we hardly ever notice as we go about our normal lives. Then a crisis hits and exposes the truth to us. In the midst of the calm or even a treacherous storm, the most important question is: Who do you LOOK UP to?
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  • Sep 3, 2017Looking Up
    Sep 3, 2017
    Looking Up
    Everybody LOOKS UP to something . . . which means everybody TRUSTS in something . . . which means everybody WORSHIPS something! That’s a reality every day, but we hardly ever notice as we go about our normal lives. Then a crisis hits and exposes the truth to us. In the midst of the calm or even a treacherous storm, the most important question is: Who do you LOOK UP to?
  • Aug 20, 2017Strong Against Odds
    Aug 20, 2017
    Strong Against Odds
    Have you ever had to stand up for something that you believe in? If so, you know that this can be a challenge. Daniel understood what that meant. Yet, the outside circumstances did not hinder him from standing up for God.
  • Aug 13, 2017Living a Wise Life
    Aug 13, 2017
    Living a Wise Life
    When most people are asked to name one thing they really want in life, wisdom is not the answer usually given. However, by pursuing wisdom and learning to make wise choices, we can live a successful and meaningful life. Join us for a journey of discovery from the life and thoughts of King Solomon.
  • Aug 6, 2017Not Quite What I Was Planning
    Aug 6, 2017
    Not Quite What I Was Planning
    Life has a way of going not quite like we planned. Things get hard: life hits us, hurts us, and surprises us but when it does we would do well to learn the lesson of Naomi: Just because things look hopeless doesn’t mean all hope is gone.
  • Jul 30, 2017Walking With God
    Jul 30, 2017
    Walking With God
    The story of Noah is more than a tale of one big boat and one determined man. It's a story of how God relates to all people in all times. Come learn one key lesson that is guaranteed to bring salvation to you and your household.
  • Jul 23, 2017Remember Creation
    Jul 23, 2017
    Remember Creation
    Have we missed the major theme of the Bible? Every detail of God’s Story begins with His creation. Not only do God’s original intentions determine everything that follows, His plan is right on track as He works through Jesus to restore His damaged creation – all of it. As God’s people, you and I have a part to play in God’s project, as we pursue true life in Christ.
  • Jul 16, 2017Jesus, God’s Life Saving Gift
    Jul 16, 2017
    Jesus, God’s Life Saving Gift
    Our kids spent the week of Vacation Bible School discovering the good gifts that God gives - including the greatest gift of all, Jesus' death on the cross and his resurrection. Jesus is God's life saving gift - will we accept it?

The Sweet Life

Summer is a great time for relaxation, cookouts and swimming. We all desire to have a “sweet life.” But what does that look like? In our series “The Sweet Life,” we will be using the joy of candy (the sweet) to talk about the dramatic impact that living through Christ (the life) can make on each of us.

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