04.22.18 - Happy to Know You

04.22.18 - Happy to Know You

How do we build happiness into our lives? Does it just come and go and we have get lucky, or can actually cultivate in our lives? What can we do to cultivate it? In this message we'll look at one way to build happiness—through being in relationship with other people.

04.15.18 - Unhappy Returns

04.15.18 - Unhappy Returns

Our culture doesn’t know how to sell us happiness. Sure there are self-help books and advice all over the place—but the truth is happiness doesn’t sell. Pleasure sells. So what are the pleasure roads we go down thinking we're going to find happiness? In this message we'll look at those roads and someone in the ancient world who already went down and see what we can learn from him.

04.08.18 - The Happiness Quest

04.08.18 - The Happiness Quest

Being happy is the stated or unstated goal of so many things that we do. But this isn’t anything new. Humanity has been on a happiness quest since the beginning. So where can we go to find real happiness? In this series we'll look at what happiness is and examine four elements that will help make us happier and where God meets us in our quest.

04.01.18 - Raised

04.01.18 - Raised

2,000 years ago something changed the course of human history. A man died and allegedly came back to life. But did it really happen? Does it matter? And what difference does it make now?

03.18.18 - Family Matters

03.18.18 - Family Matters

Relationships between husband and wife and parent and child are some of the most important relationships in our lives. So how can we be the people God calls us to be in those relationships? How can we see flourishing at home and at work? In this message we'll look at some practical instructions from the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Colossians where he points us Jesus' example.

03.11.18 - Picking Up and Laying Down

03.11.18 - Picking Up and Laying Down

In order to change and grow, each of us has to pick something up and put something down. We have to let some things go (sins, destructive habits, etc) and start picking some things up (new habits, disciplines). In our study through Colossians, Paul challenges us to let go of things that are holding us back and adopt a new lifestyle with new habits. In this message we'll dive into that challenge and see how we can apply this to our lives.

03.04.18 - Identity

03.04.18 - Identity

Who are we? And who gets to decide who we are? These are important questions in a culture that is constantly shifting on questions of identity. In this message we'll be looking at Paul’s letter to the church at Colosse and walk through what it means to find our identity in Christ. 

02.25.18 - Rooted

02.25.18 - Rooted

In a culture that's constantly changing, what can we hold on to? How can we stay strongly rooted in something that will survive the storms?  In this message we will look at Paul’s words to the church in Colosse about how they can be rooted and we will see how that applies to our world today.

02.18.18 What's The Big Deal About Jesus?

02.18.18 What's The Big Deal About Jesus?

Jesus Christ is the most talked about, sung about, and worshipped person in all of history. But why is he such a big deal? Who was he really and what difference did he make in the world? And what difference does he make in your life? In this message from Colossians 2 we'll look at what's the big deal about Jesus.

02.11.18 - A Powerful Prayer

02.11.18 - A Powerful Prayer

Christians for a millenia have celebrated something known as the Gospel - this Good News about Jesus Christ. What is that good news? Why is it good? What difference does it make now? In this series we'll be diving into the letter Paul wrote to the Colossians and looking at the heart of the Gospel and its implications for our lives.

02.04.18 - Pay It Forward

02.04.18 - Pay It Forward

Jesus calls His followers to speak up and share their faith with others. But so often, believers are intimidated to do this. What if we poured our faith into other people? What if we spoke up and shared how God has been good to us? What kind of return might we get on that type of investment? How might God change us when we share His love?

01.28.18 - Bull Market

01.28.18 - Bull Market

"Where you invest your love, you invest your life."- Mumford and Sons. Perhaps no other issue shows us where we invest our love, than where we invest our money. Where your money goes, your heart goes. In this message we'll look at the return on investments we can expect with money and we will look at what generosity does to our hearts.

01.21.18 - The Investment Club

01.21.18 - The Investment Club

We accomplish more when we work together. This is true of so many of the investments we make in life. When we pool our money, we buy more. When we pool our time, we get more done. When we pool our energy, we move the needle. God designed us for community and designed us to connect. In this message we'll look at Paul’s advice to the church at Galatia and see the various ways in which we are better together.

01.14.18 - All In

01.14.18 - All In

When we play scared, we end up not playing at our best. This is true in sports and it’s true with our faith. So what would it look like to be ALL IN with our faith? What would it look like to really embrace a life of servanthood and pour ourselves out for other people? And what return could we expect on that kind of investment in others? In this week's message we'll examine a rather awkward exchange Jesus has with his disciples that teaches us about servanthood.

01.07.18 - Blue Chip God

01.07.18 - Blue Chip God

Where are we investing our lives in 2018? You have limited resources, so where will you spend them? In this new series we'll look at different ways to invest our lives and look at what return we can expect form them. But like any investment, you want to count the cost first. In Sunday's message we'll look at God who has already invested in us.

12.24.17 - Don't Miss the Moment

12.24.17 - Don't Miss the Moment

Angels, wise men, shepherds, Herod, Mary and Joseph--you’ve heard of all of them in the Christmas story, but what were they thinking? How did they experience the event and what difference does it make to us now? In this message we'll look at the first Christmas and who was there and who almost missed the moment. We'll also consider how we can prepare our hearts to not miss it this year.

12.17.17 - I Need Hope

12.17.17 - I Need Hope

The birth of Jesus reminds us that God knows us and sees us. It is the story of hope for a hopeless world. In this message we're going to look at the very real and modern problem of hopelessness and how the birth of Christ brings hope to us once again.

12.10.17 - I Feel Alone

12.10.17 - I Feel Alone

While the Christmas season is one of great joy for many, it can be a sad time and lonely time for others. In this message we'll look at the struggle with loneliness and the ancient roots of this issue that go back all the way to the beginning of creation. We'll also consider Mary and how she may have felt when she first heard she was going to give birth to Jesus.

12.03.17 - Consumed

12.03.17 - Consumed

Of all the countries of the world, the one most defined by consumerism is America. What does it mean when we consume so much? What does it mean to our humanity? In this second message of Advent we'll look at consumer culture and consider how Jesus challenges to walk a different road.

11.26.17 - I'm So Hungry

11.26.17 - I'm So Hungry

At Thanksgiving time, food ends up front and center in our minds and conversation (and gratitude!). What are the modern problems we have around food? Specifically what are the social justice issues in our own city about food and what can we do about them? In this message we'll look at the concept of hunger in our city and how the ancient followers of Christ had a unique solution to address hunger- one that can still work today.