November 2018

Great Prayers of the Bible: Pray for the Lost

We can have a huge impact on how we treat people, especially when they are visiting at church. We can have an even bigger impact when we pray specifically and regularly for God to move in people’s lives by name. Prayer for the lost leads people to Heaven. Genesis 18:16-33, Matthew 5:43-47.

Real Life, Real Struggles: Sexuality in a World of Confusion

Sexuality in the world is confusing and undefined. God designed something different. Too many times we define sexuality off of feeling and want instead of what is good for us. Distorting God’s design will always create discord in our lives. Genesis 2:22-3:13, 1 Corinthians 6:9-12, 15-20.

Real Life, Real Struggles: Politics and the Church

Politics are messy. We can get wrapped up in the hurt and hatred and lose who we are or what Jesus wants us to be. We can compromise our identity in pursuit of authority. No matter the condition of the world or the political climate, even when God does not seem prevalent, He is always […]

Real Life, Real Struggles: Anxiety, Depression and Suicide

Anxiety, depression, suicide and other mental health battles torment so many of us. They keep us from Jesus and His purpose. In the middle of darkness Jesus has not forgotten us or left us alone. We are not designed to carry these battles alone. Hope is found when we admit our hurt. Mark 5:1-20, Psalm […]

October 2018

Real Life, Real Struggles: Why So Much Suffering

This world is tough. We have lots of questions based on the hurt of our lives. Why is there so much suffering? Why do bad things happen to good people? As much as we hurt this side of Heaven, it does not change that God is still good. Our sufferings are the stage for God […]

Real Life, Real Struggles: Parenting in a Crazy World

Parenting is messy in this crazy world. Expectations are hard to meet and questions are flying faster than we can find answers. The foundation of faith we give our kids today is the faith they will hold onto in the future. The biggest responsibility we have for eternity is parenting. 2 Timothy 3:14-15, Deuteronomy 6:6-7, […]

Jesus Wins: When We Act Like Him

The Jesus that we follow is understood better through our actions than our words. We are to balance grace and truth when stepping into culture. The gospel is fleshed out through His believers. Colossians 4:5-6, Matthew 5:13, 1 Corinthians 9:20-23.

Jesus Wins: When We Pray

We have been given a connection to God that can bring unimaginable change. Prayer is a gift that we have been given to tap into the power and person of Jesus. What could happen in our homes, marriages, communities, and church if we prayed with unrelenting persistence? Prayer is our humanity colliding with God’s eternity. […]

September 2018

Jesus Wins: When We Are ONE

What does it look like to follow Jesus in everyday life? No matter how old or young we are, as followers of Jesus this is a question we continue to ask. When we choose to “put on” the character of Jesus, we see what life can look like. Our identity in Christ leads to healthy […]

Jesus Wins: When We Live In His Freedom

It is easy to get tricked into religious behavior and rules instead of focusing on Jesus. We focus on what is comfortable or tradition and push people away from Jesus. Our methods will change, but the message of the cross will not. Colossians 2:16-23, Galatians 4:8-11.