In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus wasn't just concerned with what you did, but why you did it. He believed that true growth happened from the inside out. This week we will explore how the simple act of introspection can transform your spiritual life.
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus wasn't just concerned with what you did, but why you did it. He believed that true growth happened from the inside out. This series will explore a few key themes from the Sermon on the Mount.
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.
The longer you live, the more you realize how much the world is broken and, if you are very honest, how much you are also broken.
In this week's message, we will look at one of the hardest and most disturbing account of the Exodus in the Bible and how God not only handles our brokenness but also how He saves us.
Big things are on the horizon. Good things are coming. But how do you prepare yourself for the changes? In this message, we will look at a relatively obscure story in the Old Testament that teaches something important about how God works in cooperation with our efforts.
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.”
When we take the time to rest in the wonder and recognize the wow, not only does it build our relationship with God but it can also transform our faith. This week, we talk about the incredible impact that awe can have on our day-to-day prayer life.
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.