Believe God is Near

September 23, 2019

In the midst of mass shootings, political division, and natural disasters, we may find ourselves asking, “Where is God?” In our own messy and broken lives, we may wonder if God even cares about us. The truth is, God is right where you need him to be.

Brave You

September 21, 2019

Today, we finish our “Be Brave” series. I hope you have been inspired and motivated to call on God’s courage in your everyday life. Because if you’re living a life that doesn’t require bravery at all, you’re probably not following Jesus, or maybe you’re just letting fear win.

Brave Worship

September 20, 2019

This week, as we finish our “Be Brave” series, we are looking at various roles we play and how we can be brave in each of those roles. I hope you are inspired and motivated to call on God’s courage in your everyday life. Because, if you’re living a life that doesn’t require bravery at all, you’re probably not following Jesus at all.

Brave Generosity

September 19, 2019

This week, as we finish our “Be Brave” series, we are looking at various roles we play and how we can be brave in each of those roles. I hope you are inspired and motivated to call on God’s courage in your everyday life. Because, if you’re living a life that doesn’t require bravery at all, you’re probably not really following Jesus.

Brave Friendship

September 18, 2019

This week, as we finish our “Be Brave” series, we are looking at various roles we play and how we can be brave in each of those roles. I hope you are inspired and motivated to call on God’s courage in your everyday life.

Brave Parenting

September 17, 2019

This week, as we finish our “Be Brave” series, we are looking at various roles we play and how we can be brave in each of those roles. I hope you have been inspired and motivated to develop courage, and rely on God’s courage, to help you take some steps in your faith journey.

Brave Neighbor

September 16, 2019

This week, as we finish our “Be Brave” series, we will look at various roles we play and how we can be brave in each of those roles. I hope you have been inspired and motivated to develop courage, and rely on God’s courage, to help you take some steps in your faith journey. Get in the game. We need you.

Perfect in Weakness

September 14, 2019

Paul had a “thorn in his side.” We don’t know what that “thorn” was, but we know Paul begged God to take it from him. That didn’t happen. Instead, he heard God say, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Sometimes, I think we really miss this idea that is central to a life pursuing Christ.

Insurmountable

September 13, 2019

This text gives us a great picture of what strength and courage mean for those who believe in God. The phrase “Be strong and courageous” appears 4 times in this chapter. God was asking Joshua to be brave and Joshua was asking the people to do the same. But this was not a blind bravery based on the strength and power of the people.

Focus on Jesus

September 12, 2019

What does it mean to live a brave life in the context of the Christian walk? Jesus requires courage. Being a Christ-follower requires more than going to church and reading our Bible. Following Christ necessitates a countercultural way of life that engages the world based on what we find in the Bible and in our experience with God.

Be You

September 11, 2019

Sometimes the scariest thing we can do is to be fully who we were created to be. When I was in Children’s ministry, we had a campaign to help kids be the “Youiest” versions of themselves they could be. We made that word up to help kids understand that they were created to be the best version of themselves.

Know Your Story

September 10, 2019

What is your faith story? What drew you to Christ? Did you grow up surrounded by faith or did you come to it later in life? How has God worked in your life? What circumstances have you waded through with the help of God? These are important questions to ponder.

All the Law and Prophets

September 9, 2019

What does it mean to live a brave life? And why are we talking about this in the context of the Christian life? To answer the latter, because following Jesus requires courage. It requires of us more than just going to church and reading our Bible. Following Christ necessitates a countercultural way of life. Christ asks us to live and love boldly and fearlessly.

Speak Up

September 7, 2019

Before his encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus, Saul (later named Paul) persecuted those who were following the way of Jesus. So after his conversion, you can imagine that members of the early Church didn’t trust him. Some were looking for a way to have him killed.

Deborah

September 6, 2019

Deborah was a leader in Israel. She served as a prophet, judge and a military leader. This would have been essentially unheard of during this time in antiquity. Women had very little rights as humans, and certainly weren’t seen as cultural or military leaders. But Deborah served in this role for 40 years.