January 2020

Rooted Renegades: Break the Chain

Part of following Jesus is stepping into the difficult places of life and allowing God to work. One of those places that the church has unfortunately done the worst at is mental health. The battle that rages in our mind is a tool Satan uses to distract us from God. We have convinced ourselves we […]

Rooted Renegades: Wreck the Roof

To follow Jesus it means we get close enough to Him to see change and find life. Not just for ourselves, but to get others to Him as well. Sometimes this requires us to do the uncomfortable and inconvenient. We have been called to live relentlessly and passionately to get anyone and everyone to Jesus, […]

Rooted Renegades: Climb The Tree

The mission of Jesus is not one of safety and comfort. It calls us to take risk, give up and follow. To live in the mission of Jesus requires us to see Jesus clearly. Shame is transformed to hope when looking at Jesus. Luke 19:1-10, Romans 1:20.

December 2019

Christmas Coming Soon: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Today we learn from one of our favorite Christmas movies that even if everything goes wrong and our plans fail, God is still working in our lives. When we remember who we are and who we belong to, we can experience the blessings God has for us. Matthew 5:1-5, Ephesians 3:14-20.

Christmas Coming Soon: The Star

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services. Luke 2:4-12, Matthew 2:1-18, James 3:14-16, John 1:4-5.

Christmas Coming Soon: The Grinch

Life can leave us feeling bitter and angry. If we are not careful we can become hopeless in life. While we can’t choose what happens to us, we can choose how to respond. When Jesus becomes the center of our life, Hope is found. Hope defeats sorrow every time. Proverbs 4:23, Psalm 51:10, Psalm 73:26, […]

Christmas Coming Soon: It’s A Wonderful Life

Taking time to think about life without Jesus is empty and dark. Thinking about life without us is void of purpose. When we realize that we find life in Jesus and He has called us to the ordinary places to make the greatest impact, we find our purpose. A wonder filled life is only found […]

Why Do You Do That? – Sooo Generous!

Why are older generations so generous and why should we be more like them? Studying a parable that Jesus tells in Matthew 25, we discover that our finances reflect our faithfulness. Older generations are often generous because they understand that God calls us to glorify Him with what we’ve been given. Being motivated by the […]

Why Do You Do That? – Put up with us?

The mission of Jesus requires generations to care for one another. We all have a place and purpose, but it requires a focus on Jesus. The mission of Jesus requires a partnership of obedience and motion. John 6:5-15.

November 2019

Why Do You Do That? – Stay Married So Long!

Marriage can be difficult at times. It takes constant work, perseverance and compassion. Marriage is not something to be one, but rather a gift to gift each day. In the wisdom of those in the older generation there is a secret sauce to marriage…communication. Humility is the foundation of communication. 1 Peter 3:8-12.