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.

05.28.17 Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

05.28.17 Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

So what does getting out of our comfort zone look and serving our neighbor look like? Do we have to quit our jobs and start a non-profit? Sometimes it feels like that's the only option to make a difference in our world. But that isn't true. In this message we'll hear from people at Area 10 who are finding creative ways to share a love beyond reason with those around them.

05.21.17  Get Out There - Out of Your Neighborhood

05.21.17 Get Out There - Out of Your Neighborhood

Richmond, VA - A city that’s easy to love.  While we all love RVA, there are some challenges here. If God is calling us to reach the world with the message of God then we need to start in our own city. In this message we'll look at how our own biases come into play when we think of our own city and we will look at how God pushes out of our neighborhoods and even out of the country to share the Good News.

05.14.17 Get Out There - Out of Your House

05.14.17 Get Out There - Out of Your House

Being a good neighbor--is that even something we think about anymore?  We used to think about it. We used to know what it meant to be neighborly, but now we don’t even know our neighbors' names. In this series we are looking at Jesus’ call to “Get Out There” and share our faith. What if we simply started by stepping outside of our house and building a friendship with our neighbors?

05.07.17 Get Out There - Out of Your Zone

05.07.17 Get Out There - Out of Your Zone

Comfort and security are big parts of modern American life. We want to be comfortable. But what if some of the greatest things in life happen because we were willing to get uncomfortable? What is our need to be comfortable costing us? In this new series, we'll look at Jesus’ call for us to tell others about Him. He calls us to get out there and make Him known. In this first message we'll address how uncomfortable that can be.

04.30.17 TYMB - The New Community

04.30.17 TYMB - The New Community

Jesus frequently spoke about a New Kingdom that he was bringing to Earth. In the final chapter of the Book of John we get a little glimpse of what that Kingdom looks like.  In this message we'll look at the new community that has formed after the resurrection and talk about ways we can be that kind of community today.

04.23.17 - That You May Believe

04.23.17 - That You May Believe

Jesus rose from the dead. Is that so hard to believe? Well, in our modern American culture the answer is, Yes! But the truth is, it was hard for people to believe in 1st century Israel also. In this message, we'll look at one guy who was close to Jesus who wanted more proof that he had really come back from the dead. His skepticism mirrors our own. So we will look at his story and look at why John wrote all this down for us.

04.16.17 TYMB - Seeing the Unseen

04.16.17 TYMB - Seeing the Unseen

This Sunday we celebrate Easter which has nothing to do with a bunny but everything to do with the greatest man who ever lived--Jesus Christ. His story can change our story, but we have to know it and understand. We all have a way of seeing the world.  We all see things we want to see and ignore the things we don’t want to see. In this message we're going to look at the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and perhaps see it in a new light.

04.09.17 TYMB - The Crucifixion

04.09.17 TYMB - The Crucifixion

Familiarity breeds unfamiliarity. The crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus are the two most important things that happened in Jesus’s life. However, because we’ve often heard about these events before, we sometimes tend to gloss over them or forget the powerful lessons to learn from those two events. In this message, we we'll look at the crucifixion of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of John and see what difference the crucifixion makes in our lives today.

04.02.17 TYMB - Power Trip

04.02.17 TYMB - Power Trip

What is power and how should we use it? As we explore Jesus’ trial, we see power used in very different ways by the priests, Pontius Pilate and Jesus. By exploring this story we may discover how we choose to use or abuse of power and see what we can learn from Jesus’ example. 

03.26.17 TYMB - What is Truth?

03.26.17 TYMB - What is Truth?

Our world is doing some pretty bizarre things with truth right now. It seems as if facts and alternative facts are leading people to just throw their hands up and wonder what is even true anymore or if we can know any truth at all. The reality is, there has always been uncertainty about truth. This isn't necessarily a new thing. In this message we'll look at Jesus under trial when he stands before the Roman leader Pontius Pilate who famously asks “What is truth?”

03.19.17 TYMB - Revolution and Denial

03.19.17 TYMB - Revolution and Denial

Jesus gets arrested and it looks like the story is over. In the midst of that, one of his closest friends, Peter, shows incredible bravado and then incredible cowardice. In this message we'll look at the real revolution Jesus was leading and learn a lesson from Peter about what we can do when we blow it.

03.12.17 TYMB - The Prayer

03.12.17 TYMB - The Prayer

Before Christ was arrested, we have his longest recorded prayer in the scriptures.  What did he pray about? What did he care about? What difference does it make to us?  In this message we'll look at this prayer and in particular, examine his call for unity in the church and how we can be unified as a faith community.

03.05.17 Thinking Biblically

03.05.17 Thinking Biblically

The Bible is the most famous book of all time, but how can we understand it well? How can we apply to our modern age and problems? This message we’re welcoming Dr. Jon Weatherly, PhD in New Testament, to present a message where we examine these difficult issues.

02.26.17 TYMB - Help Is On The Way

02.26.17 TYMB - Help Is On The Way

Before Jesus leaves his followers and returns to Heaven, he tells them he'll send the Holy Spirit. But who is the Holy Spirit and what does he do? How is He involved in our lives and how can we access Him?  There is a lot of confusion about the Holy Spirit. In this message we'll dig into Jesus teaching on the Holy Spirit, our Helper.

02.19.17 TYMB - Stay With Me

02.19.17 TYMB - Stay With Me

Jesus tells us that he is the true vine. What does that mean? Why does it matter? In this message we're going to look at some of Jesus’s words in his final teaching to his disciples. He really wanted to impress on them the need to stay with him and not give up. What does this mean for us today?

02.12.17 - Note to Self - The Friends That Get Me

02.12.17 - Note to Self - The Friends That Get Me

All of us want friends. We don’t need a million of them, but we need a few. And we need real friends who know the real us. But how will they know the real us if we don’t ever show them?  In this message we'll wrap up the Note to Self series with one final key piece of our growth.  We'll look at the one thing we need to do with our friends that will help us move past our sense of shame.

02.05.17 Note to Self - The Shame That Bind Me

02.05.17 Note to Self - The Shame That Bind Me

We carry around a toxic voice in our heads. Not only does it tell us when we've messed up, but it actually judges us and says we're a bad person. In this message we're going to look at the voice of shame from someone in the Bible who dealt with it. From there we'll see a better way forward as we quiet the voice of shame in our own lives.