10.15.17 - A New Kind of Slavery

10.15.17 - A New Kind of Slavery

Our world is improving in so many ways. Technology is amazing. Who would’ve thought that we could video chat easily with people from all over the world? Even though many things are getting easier we still have a lot of problems.When we drill down into those problems we see things that humanity has always struggled with. In this series, we'll reflect on problems we all deal with and look to some ancient sources to find answers. In this message we'll explore freedom and what it takes to truly be free.

10.08.17 - Live With The End in Mind

10.08.17 - Live With The End in Mind

If Heaven and Hell are real places and real people will actually go there, then what can we do about that? How should we live now? In this message, we'll look at the difference this makes to our lives now and how we should be living in light of eternity.

10.1.17 - Is Hell For Real?

10.1.17 - Is Hell For Real?

Jesus teaches about Hell more than anyone else in the Bible. He believed that it's real and that people will actually go there one day. Perhaps no other idea is offensive to the modern mind than this idea that a supposedly loving God could send people to Hell. In this message we'll look at Hell and how it is actually related to peace and love and see what it teaches us about our own hearts.

09.24.17 - What Will Heaven Be Like?

09.24.17 - What Will Heaven Be Like?

Many Americans believe in a place like Heaven that they go to when they die. However, we have lots of questions about Heaven.Who will be there? What will our bodies be like? How old will we be? Will we know people there? In this message we'll look at the scriptures on this and see what they teach about these questions

09.17.17 - What Happens When You Die?

09.17.17 - What Happens When You Die?

It’s a fact of life, we all die; but what happens after that? Is that really the end? Is there nothing after that? In this message we'll look at what one of Jesus’s closest followers believed about what happens after death, and what difference that makes for how we live our lives here and now.

09.10.17 - What If It Doesn't Get Better?

09.10.17 - What If It Doesn't Get Better?

Surveys show that most Americans believe in some kind of heaven, but our specific beliefs about heaven are all over the place. What will it be like? Who goes there? Who doesn’t go there? In this new series we'll be talking all about Heaven, Hell and HOPE and why any of that stuff matters. In this first message we'll explore why we need Heaven and those situations where things on Earth just don’t actually seem to get any better.

09.03.17 - The Goodness of Relationships

09.03.17 - The Goodness of Relationships

The first thing that God said was not good was for man to be alone. This sentiment is echoed in all of Scriptures. What does it look like to build strong life-giving friendships? 

08.27.17 - The Goodness of Man

08.27.17 - The Goodness of Man

God's creation of mankind is the climax of the Creation Story. God tells us that we are made in His image. What exactly does that mean and how do we reconcile it with all of the pain and suffering we see in the world?

08.20.17 - The Goodness of Time

08.20.17 - The Goodness of Time

At some point in life, we must all face our mortality and how limited our time here on earth actually is. During the Creation Story, God creates time and calls it 'good.' How do we understand the goodness of time and make the most of ours?

08.13.17 - The Goodness of Creation

08.13.17 - The Goodness of Creation

"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth..." Those words at the beginning of Genesis comprise one of the most recognized sentences in the world. We've heard it a thousand times, but have we ever stopped to consider what it means? What does the creation story in Genesis 1 and 2 tell us? What doesn't it tell us?  There is far more going on in the story that we may have realized.  In this message we'll explore the Creation Story and what the rest of the Bible teaches us about God's Creation and how we should relate to it. 

08.06.17 - The Goodness of God

08.06.17 - The Goodness of God

The way in which we communicate often says as much about us as what we communicate. God first revealed Himself to us through the act of creation. What does Genesis 1 tell us about the nature and character of God?

07.30.17 - Rewrite Your Future - The Choice is Yours

07.30.17 - Rewrite Your Future - The Choice is Yours

The road to a new future is paved with all sorts of choices. The challenge is to recognize where we are making them and then own them. In this final message of the series we will look at how Jesus challenges us to look beyond surface actions and look at our own hearts. The choices we make reveal our hearts.

07.23.17 - Rewrite Your Future - Help Me Out!

07.23.17 - Rewrite Your Future - Help Me Out!

As you continue on the journey you will come to the end of your own abilities and realize that you need help. None of us corner the market on knowledge so it’s helpful to reach out to others and ask for help. Other people can help shape and refine or expand your vision. Other people can see things in you that you can’t see. In order to transform we need to swallow our pride, admit our powerlessness and ask others for help.

07.16.17 Rewrite Your Future - Bound to Your Future

07.16.17 Rewrite Your Future - Bound to Your Future

When you start setting a vision for your life, you're going to start making some promises and commitments and that’s when the rubber hits the road. One of our struggles is that we take our promises and commitments too lightly. In this message we return to the Sermon on the Mount and see what Jesus teaches about letting our yes be yes and our no be no.  We'll also dive into the power of the spoken and written word and how being consistent with our commitments helps drive transformation.

07.09.17 - Rewrite Your Future - A New Way Forward

07.09.17 - Rewrite Your Future - A New Way Forward

Do you have a vision for your life? Do you know what God is calling you to? Do you know where you want to go in the next year, 5 years or 10 years? If you're feeling stuck in your life, it's highly likely that you aren’t really clear on where you want to go. What does it look like to really develop a vision for your life—to get crystal clear on what you are here for and where this is all headed?  Using the Parable of the Talents as a backdrop, we'll examine why we should develop a clear vision and get some guidance on how to do it.

07.02.17 - Formula Free

07.02.17 - Formula Free

Did you like math in school? Seems like people either loved it or hated it. However you may have felt about math, you probably found yourself attracted to formulas. Not the algebra from school, but the ones you learned growing up...like study + work hard = good grades. We were taught that if we do this plus that then we should expect a certain outcome. But is that true? And how does that apply to our faith? Is there a formula to reach God? Maybe Jesus had something different in mind. Join us Sunday to find out.

06.25.17 Rewrite Your Future - Bound to Your Past

06.25.17 Rewrite Your Future - Bound to Your Past

In order to rewrite our future we're going to need to look at our past. This means we're going to deal with our regrets and pain. In this message we'll take a deep dive into the concept of forgiveness as Jesus teaches it in Matthew 18. We'll see what forgiveness does for us and why it's so crucial for us to be able to move forward. We will also examine the idea of trust and what it means to trust again when we have been hurt.

06.18.17 Rewrite Your Future - Mind Games

06.18.17 Rewrite Your Future - Mind Games

Does your brain lie to you? And if it does how would you know? In this message, we'll take a close look at what we tell ourselves and gain understanding about why we tell ourselves those things. We'll also look at how Jesus asks a penetrating question that helps us dig deeper into our own hearts.  

06.11.17 Rewrite Your Future - Out of the Fog

06.11.17 Rewrite Your Future - Out of the Fog

The first step in rewriting our future is to get very clear on our current reality. And getting clear on our current reality starts with our thoughts. What are you thinking? And more importantly, why do you think the way you do? In this message we'll go into our minds and look at our thoughts so we can begin the work of transformation.

06.04.17 - Rewrite Your Future - Ready or Not, Here it Comes

06.04.17 - Rewrite Your Future - Ready or Not, Here it Comes

Your future is approaching, but what kind of future will it be? As you look down the road of your life…5 …10 years do you like where it's headed? Or do you long for something else? Not something better- because better is just a word that talks about a relationship to your past. As you look down the road, what does a completely new future look like?  And how do you rewrite a future that seems to be already written? In this first message we'll look at this idea of rewriting our futures and how one ancient man was given the chance to rewrite his future and learn from the choices he made.