June 2019

MADE…To Battle Through

In discussing Paul’s thorn in the flesh and relating it to our everyday struggles we discover that God strengthens us to battle through our pain. 2 Corinthians 12:7-10, Psalm 23:4.



MADE…To Give Away

Becoming like Jesus requires hard steps in life. One of those steps Is regularly practicing generosity. Giving takes the movement of letting go. God uses our movement to create His moments. 1 Chronicles 29:9-14, 1 Corinthians 16:1-2.



MADE…For A Purpose

In the craziness of life we forget why we are here. We lose sight of the bigger picture. We wrestle with the question of what is my purpose? When we wrestle with our purpose we lose sight of God in our world. Our purpose is to be a child of God, doing the mission of […]



May 2019

My Messed Up Family: Blended Family

Blended families face a unique set of challenges and tensions. A blended family is right in the middle of His story. As Jesus joins different groups from different places He tells the story of His goodness. Jesus transforms our brothers for His beauty. Ephesians 2:11-22, Romans 8:7, Galatians 3:28.



My Messed Up Family: Next Generation

The teenage years can be messy and the transition from high school to what’s next can be a difficult one. It’s during this time where a growing number of students are graduating and walking away from the church. How do we help prepare the generation for what’s next, so that they don’t lose their faith […]



My Messed Up Family: Forgiving In The Mess

Family hurts and difficulties are messy. Steps toward forgiveness in your family are some of the hardest steps to take. When they are taken they can often paint the best picture of Jesus. Radical forgiveness takes radical steps to be like Jesus. Matthew 26:31-35, 69-75; John 21:15-17, 1 Peter 3:8-9.



My Messed Up Family: Marriage

At the center of all of the family relationships is the marriage relationship. Marriage can be messy, but in the middle of the mess it is our grasp on faith that gets us through. Faith defined marriages fight through the mess. Genesis 29:14-30, 1 Peter 4:8, Ephesians 4:32.



April 2019

My Messed Up Family: Parenting In The Mess

Parenting is messy. How do we parent in this world of crazy busy and outside voices trying to influence our kids? Be intentional in the mess. Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Mark 12:30-31.



TRADERS: Jesus (Easter)

Fear can hold us up in life and keep us silent. When we live in fear, the kingdom sits silent. Jesus walked out of the grave so we can walk away from fear and sin. Death is lived until hope is found.



TRADERS: Loving Our Community

Loving Our Community!