A hero saves the day. If you believe Hollywood, a hero saves the planet. That makes heroism seem inaccessible to most of us. But with a single question, Jesus made hero status available to us all. He also took away our excuses for not accessing our heroic potential. Join us this Sunday as we discover how to access the hero in all of us.
“Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. It’s Superman!” A hero sees what everyone sees, but is not content to do what everyone does. A hero saves the day. Even though that may sound lofty and unattainable, hero status is accessible to all of us. But just like Superman is vulnerable to Kryptonite, there’s a common weakness we must overcome if we’re going to be heroes. We'll talk about it this Sunday and we look forward to seeing you then.
A hero sees what everyone sees, but is not content to do what everyone does. A hero doesn’t let his or her fear stand in the way of saving the day. One of the things we most admire about heroes is their willingness to sacrifice on behalf of others. But that’s also one of the biggest things that gets in the way of us seizing opportunities to be heroes. Sacrifice leads to winning. Join us this Sunday at 9:00a.
Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! There’s something about hero blockbusters in the summertime. We can’t get enough of them. Saving the world and rescuing the weak resonates with us. But what does it look like to be a hero in real life? Maybe we need a new definition of what it means to be a hero. Join us this Sunday at 9:00a.
Some of the biggest battles we fight aren't against others, but against ourselves. We all have battles that occur in our own mind, when the enemy invades our thoughts. Those times when he tries to accuse, belittle, and provoke us. And if we don't approach the fight in the right way, it can crush our spirit and derail our lives.
So how do we defeat an enemy who seems so much bigger and stronger than us? What is the right way to fight? This Sunday we’ll learn the importance of having the proper approach, and why choosing the right weapon is important for ensuring victory.
If we look closely at our fears, we quickly find that they all tend to have the same characteristics. They paralyze, condemn, diminish hope, and are designed to render us ineffective. And they're based entirely on something that might not even happen.
Why do our fears have this type of powerful control on our lives? Often, it has to do with our own limited perspective.
This week we look at the difference between the warnings of God and the threats of the enemy. And we learn a perspective-shifting approach to our greatest fears.
In the middle of our daily struggles, it can be easy to focus on ourselves. We can get caught up in a wave of worry. Why is this happening? What did we do wrong? When is it going to get better? But God tells us to focus on something else.
This Sunday we’ll look at the importance of staying connected to God who is our source.
The Christian life is really great when things are going well but what about the other times? What happens when we don't see our desired outcome? This Sunday’s message explains God's purpose when we persevere through the process.
There's no limit to the good thoughts God wants us to have. So, why do we waste so much time preoccupied with our doubts and fears? How are we supposed to handle these thoughts?
This Sunday we’ll learn how we can be brave in our faith by developing a courageous state of mind as we hold onto the thoughts that come from God and take captive every other thought to make it obedient to Christ.
As believers in Christ, we have a birthright -- a spiritual inheritance received through the Holy Spirit. But sometimes, we turn our focus on the immediate gratification of momentary pleasure.
This week we’ll use the story of Esau to show us how we often choose to trade our future for something fleeting and worthless. Yet through the grace of Jesus, we can be restored as firstborn children in our Father's eyes, no matter what we've chosen in the past.
Life is full of uncertainty. Daily situations beyond our control put us at risk for disappointment, failure, and regret. For most of us, bravery is not about staring death in the eye, but finding courage to face the everyday pressure and anxieties life throws our way.
Being brave doesn't mean we have no fear. It means we refuse to be overcome by it. When we see our weakness through God's strength, we're equipped with all we need to be brave in the face of any situation.
Life is a series of seasons. One season ends and a new season begins. It’s the progression of life. Often we don’t want to let go of the outgoing season. Change and transition is hard. We’re comfortable with the familiar so we balk at change.
This Sunday we’ll take a closer look at the changing seasons in our lives.
God shows up in the middle of our busy, chaotic, and sometimes messy lives to reveal His purpose and grace to us. Take time to listen and learn how you can find meaning, mercy, and miracles in the mud.
Your most meaningful moments should be spent with those who mean the most to you. Who’s on your guest list? Ask the question. Send the e-mail. Make the phone call. Your invitation can make all the difference. It’s a banquet. It’s a feast. Everything is ready. Who will you bring with you?
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This Sunday we will lay the groundwork for the coming weeks by looking at a complicated but powerful concept.
How can we be commanded repeatedly, throughout the Bible, to "fear God" while at the same time, being told by God, "Do not fear"?
How can these commands coexist?
December is here. The Christmas season is upon us. Planning, shopping, decorating, cleaning, cooking, the to-do list seems endless. The stress ramps up as the big day approaches. It seems almost impossible to keep it all in proper perspective.
How do we fit the glory of God and peace on earth into our hectic lives during this stressful Christmas season? This Sunday we’ll see how to maintain our peace during the busiest time of the year.
When we think about our future, what keeps us from moving forward? What things in our life limit us today?
The irony is that often the answer to these questions is rooted in our past – Failure, Disappointment, Shame. We often feel chained to these past failed performances and broken dreams.
This Sunday we are reminded that when we accept Christ, God gives us permission to let go of our past as He takes us into the future He has planned for us.
Our fears are fueled by worry. We play out the “what if” scenarios in our mind. It’s almost always about things outside of our control. And it produces nothing more than anxiety and insomnia. Listen as we find out what is really at the bottom of our worst fears.
Think of your worst fear. It’s the fear that keeps you up at night. It’s the fear that wakes you in a panic. For many of us, these are the "what if" scenarios we replay in our heads over and over again like a broken record.
Why do we struggle to get past our deepest fears? Is there ever a way out of this destructive cycle of "what if"? This Sunday we look at how to end the "what if" cycle.