12.09.18 - Peace

"Peace on earth and mercy mild"? Where is this peace on earth that the birth of Jesus was supposed to bring? Nations are still at war. Violence still rages in our streets. There is often not a sense of peace in our own families. In this week's message, Pastor Chris Barras looks at the peace that Jesus brings to us and look at how we can truly access it.

12.02.18 - Ready & Waiting: Hope

At Christmastime, a lot of people make a wish list. It’s a list of things they hope or wish would happen. But for followers of Jesus hope is more than a wish. It’s more like a certainty that hasn’t been fulfilled yet. In this week's message, as we launch the Advent season, we look at the concept of hope and how we can live in the space where our hopes are not yet fulfilled.

11.25.18 - Lay Down Your Life

In theory, we like the concept of sacrifice - where someone gives up something they love for something they love even more. But to be the one who sacrifices? To be the one who gives up something that they love? That’s hard. 

In this message, we look at the hero/anti-hero named Samson from the Old Testament and look at how in spite of all his failures he still give up something he loved for something he loved more.

11.11.18 - Rage Monster

It seems that these days outrage is all the rage. And men in our culture seem to be pretty angry. But why? And what can be done about our anger? Should we stuff it down, or should we fully express it? 

In this week's message, we looked at the ancient man in Israel named Samson and see where his anger got him in trouble and how we can better handle our own.

11.04.18 - Unchecked Desires

When you survey the landscape of our culture you see a few places where men consistently stumble and make a wreck of their lives. There are some desire inside of me that if left unchecked will burn men down. In this message, we will look at the ancient account of Samson and see the places where he fell and see what lessons we can learn about how to handle the temptations that face us now.

10.28.18 - Born for What?

Masculinity in our culture is a hot topic right now. What does it actually mean to be a man in America today? What is expected of men? Where are men getting it right? Where are men dropping the ball?

In this new series, we will look at what God calls men to be and learn how we can live that out in a rapidly changing culture.

10.07.18 - Dealing with Difficult People: Friends

Close friends sometimes drive us crazy. Family members can criticize and make life hard for us. And, if we are honest, sometimes we make ourselves crazy.

In this three-part series, we will look at how we can handle the difficult people of the world by looking back at an ancient leader who was surrounded by difficult people. In this first message, we will look at the challenge of having difficult friends. 

09.16.18 - Game Changer

Throughout history, many people have seen their lives change because of Jesus Christ. But how does that change happen? What shifts take place inside of us to bring about real transformation?

In this message we will look at what it means to be a transformative church that changes lives in the city for the city and we will examine one of the first people who ever had their life changed by Jesus.

08.12.18 - What To Do When You're Out Of Options

At some point in our lives, we end up feeling stuck. We feel like we are just treading water and not making any progress. And it is very easy in that situation to start giving in to fear and feeling like we are out of options and have no hope.

In this hopeful message, we are going to look at how God intervenes in a powerful way to the ancient Israelites when they were feeling hopeless and afraid.

07.15.18 - Sorry

Why is it so hard to say “I’m sorry”? Maybe because saying we are sorry means we have to admit our guilt and no one likes to feel guilty. But saying sorry and dealing with that guilt may just be the thing we need to grow. In this message, we will wrap our series on prayer by looking at the prayers of confession where we come to God and say “I’m sorry.”