Expectations

September 28, 2019

In this passage, Jesus, a Jew, is talking with other Jews. They continue to question him about his true identity. Jesus has told them over and over, and he has demonstrated many times that he is the Chosen One, the Messiah, the Son of God. But they do not seem to grasp it. In this recurring theme, we find that the people can see but still they are “blind.” They listen but they do not “hear.”

God is Faithful

September 27, 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. It’s one of the most common experiences of the Christian life.

Immanuel

September 26, 2019

This prophetic verse from Isaiah is at the heart of our faith. This reality, that God promised and then fulfilled with the birth of Jesus, is everything. Immanuel means “God with us.” When Jesus was born, God came in the form of an infant to live and breath among us.

It is Not Good to Be Alone

September 25, 2019

Loneliness is a real problem in the world today. Despite the many ways we can be “connected,” we have lost the connections we once had. We no longer live as a nuclear family with our relatives close by. We are obsessed with busyness and make little time for connection with friends or family.

A Sincere Heart

September 24, 2019

The phrase, “let us” is used 15 times in the book of Hebrews. It is meant as a command, not an invitation. This letter to Jewish Christians was largely about helping the people see their need to draw near to God.

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.