G.K. Chesterton said, “Thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” In this message we will look at what it means to be thankful with our prayers and how we can learn to give thanks in all circumstances.
Surveys show that up to 90% of Americans pray. At least half of them pray every day. Even though prayer is fairly common, most people find it to be a struggle. In this new series we are going to look at how Jesus prayed and we will examine 4 ways we can pray more effectively. This week we will look at the kind of prayers where we just throw up our hands and ask for help.
As we gain influence with others, the demands on our time and energy go up. So how do we continue to have influence and grow without losing our minds? In this message we will look at some timely advice that Moses received from his father in law and we will examine how that advice still applies to us today.
One way we leverage our influence for the kingdom of God and the good of others is to use what we have been given by God. But what have we been given? What has God put in your hands? What elements make up your unique story? In this message we will look at Moses’ complaints against God and see how God equips the person that He calls to fulfill his mission.
No matter who you are, you have influence over someone. It may be very small or huge. But somebody, somewhere is looking to you as an example. How do we make the most of that influence? In this message we'll look at how God calls Moses to be a key influencer and change agent in Egypt and consider how God might be calling us today.
We all experience anger. How do we know if we're angry about the right things or handling it in helpful ways? This week, we'll look at the life of Moses and how he grew in his understanding of righteous anger.
“Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.” -Aristotle
We kick off a new series this week looking at leadership in the life of Moses. While it might seem hard to relate to such an epic character, you'd be surprised at how much we have in common and can learn from him.
What does our food have to do with our happiness? Quite a lot actually! In this message we'll look at the gift from God that is our food and how we can use it well to build happiness. And to close out this series, we'll look at what is something greater than happiness that God brings to us.
In our pursuit of happiness, often we get stuck in our own heads. We struggle with our thoughts, and the thoughts and feelings we have about our thoughts. In this message we will examine Paul’s teaching to the church in Philippi and see how his timeless words help us handle our anxiety and build up happiness.
Most people look for happiness by going inside themselves and doing some sort of inner work. But what if happiness can be found by looking outside ourselves--by choosing to serve and put others first? In this message we'll look at ways we love and serve beyond ourselves and how that has historically helped people to become more happy.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christians for a millennia 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.