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Overwhelmed | About Money

August 14, 2022

 

When it comes to money, there is a lot that can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Inflation is at a 40 year high. The stock market is down almost 6,000 points. Your 401(k) feels more like a 201(k).

 

So what can you do when you're overwhelmed by money? In this sermon, we'll talk about one practical thing we can all do to take control of our finances.

Overwhelmed | Too Much To Handle

August 7, 2022

 

From the ongoing war in Ukraine, to the downturn in our economy, to the recent surge in COVID-19...there is a lot that we can worry about. And this doesn't even begin to talk about the stress we face in our daily lives.

 

So what are you supposed to do when all of this stress gets to be too much? In this sermon, we'll talk about practical things you can do to help you when you're feeling overwhelmed.

Reflect | Jesus' Care

July 31, 2022

 

There are times when it can feel like being a follower of Jesus is just about spending an hour each week attending a worship service. But, when Jesus was on this earth, his ministry wasn't limited to one hour each week. No, Jesus shared every hour of every day with his followers.

 

So, if we are going to reflect the light of Jesus into our world, we have to share life together too.

Reflect | Unity

July 24, 2022

 

As followers of Jesus, we are called to reflect the light of Jesus through our lives. But we can't reflect Jesus when we're focused on ourselves and our own preferences.

 

In this sermon, we'll be reminded of just how selfish we can be and we'll see that there is far more that draws us together as followers of Jesus than pushes us a part. 

Reflect | Jesus' Words

July 17, 2022

 

As a follower of Jesus, your life is the only Bible that some people will ever read. And that means that your words are the closest things that some people will ever hear to the words of Jesus.

 

So the words you use when you talk about your spouse, your job, your church reflect who Jesus really is? Or are your words driving people away from God?

Reflect | Jesus' Love

July 10, 2022

 

Whether we want to admit it or not, the church has a reputation for playing favorites. And when we play favorites, we show the world a Jesus that only loves and cares for certain types of people.

 

But there is no one who is not loved and welcomed by Jesus. So if we want to reflect who Jesus really is in our lives, then we have to stop playing favorites and love everyone like Jesus does.

Reflect | Seeing Jesus In You

July 3, 2022

 

A mirror is used to reflect light...as followers of Jesus, we are called to do the exact same thing. We are called to reflect the light of Jesus into the darkness of the world around us.

 

Unfortunately, we sometime get it wrong and, instead of being a reflection of Jesus, we expect Jesus to be a reflection of us. So, in this series, we'll explore how we can do a better job of reflect Jesus in our lives.

Back At It | Living Out Love

June 26, 2022

 

Have you ever seen an implosion? An implosion pulls everything inward and then disperses the debris out at the end. God’s love is a lot like that implosion.

 

After getting back to a relationship with God, what comes next? What is it that we are supposed to do as followers of Jesus to actually follow Jesus? Having a relationship with God isn’t enough to be a follower of Jesus. It comes from being able to love yourself, and love others as well. 

Back At It | Being Intimate Again

June 19, 2022

 

What do we do when we find ourselves falling away from Christ? How do we get back into an intimate relationship with Jesus?

 

Well, it starts from coming out of hiding. It starts with realizing that it isn’t too late to come back. It starts with realizing that God is looking for you.

What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do | Persevere

June 12, 2022

 

When we find ourselves in situations when we don't know what to do, there isn't typically a quick solution to our problems. And since there isn't a quick solution to our problems, we often give up before we even begin to solve them.

 

In this sermon, we'll talk about the need to persevere and to keep working until the work is done.

What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do | Shine Your Light

June 5, 2022

 

As followers of Jesus, we are called to let the light of Jesus shine through our lives. But in the face of tragedy, it isn't always easy to figure out how we can put our faith into action.

 

So what are we supposed to do when we don't know what to do? We have to find whatever ways we can to let Jesus' light shine through us into our world.

What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do

May 29, 2022

 

After the mass shooting that have recently taken place in Uvalde, TX and Buffalo, NY, many of us are struggling to figure out how we can move forward. It feels like there are just some problems that are too big to solve.

 

But does that mean we should just give up? Or do we need to find some way to keep moving forward? In this series, we'll talk about what to do when you don't know what to do.

The Bible Doesn't Say That God Won't Give You More Than You Can Handle

May 22, 2022

 

Has anyone ever told you, "God won't give you more than you can handle"? It's something we tend to say when someone around us is struggling.

 

But is God really the one that gives us things to handle? Or should we be saying, God will help you handle whatever you're given?

The Bible Doesn't Say Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin

May 15, 2022

 

The phrase, "Love the sinner, hate the sin," seems like it should be in the Bible. After all, the Bible tells us that all have sinned. And the Bible teaches us that God loves all.

 

But the Bible doesn't say, "Love the sinner, hate the sin." Instead the Bible says, "Love your neighbor." In this sermon, we'll be talking about just how big a difference there is between those two statements.

The Bible Doesn't Say That God Said It, I Believe It, That Settles It

May 8, 2022

 

Over the years, there have been plenty of different issues that have divided churches. And many of these issues have been magnified by the belief that "God said it, I believe it, that settles it."

 

But this phrase isn't in the Bible. Instead, in Matthew 23, Jesus reminds us what really matters to God...loving God and loving others.

The Bible Doesn't Say That God Helps Those Who Help Themselves

May 1, 2022

 

Benjamin Franklin made the phrase "God helps those who help themselves," famous in his "Poor Richard's Almanack." But there are plenty of people who think this phrase comes right from the pages of the Bible.

 

But the truth is, the Bible has a completely different message. The Bible shows us that God helps those who cannot help themselves.

The Bible Doesn't Say That Everything Happens For A Reason

April 24, 2022

 

We have all heard someone say, "Everything happens for a reason." We usually hear this phrase when someone is trying to make sense out of pain and suffering in the world around.

 

But when we say that "Everything happens for a reason," in church, we fail to take responsibility for the choices we make that may hurt other people.

Easter | It's Personal

April 17, 2022

 

There are times when Easter Sunday can feel like just another historical event. And since we have all witnessed moments that have defined generations - like the moon landing or 9/11 - we think we can understand the importance of Easter.

 

But Easter is so much more than just another historical event. Easter is a personal event where God shows how much he loves you.

Bonus Episode | Not Alone

April 10, 2022

 

On Good Friday, Jesus grabbed a six-foot long, hundred pound, rough cut beam and drug it out through the city of Jerusalem. As he did it, Jesus was isolated. Jesus was abandoned. Jesus was alone.

 

But in his hour of darkest need, God sent a man named Simon - who was from a place called Cyrene - not only to help carry Jesus' cross...but also to remind Jesus that he was not isolated. He was not abandoned. He was not alone. And if God didn't abandon Jesus as he carried the cross, God will not abandon you either.

No Easy Answers | Children of God

April 3, 2022

 

As Jesus was dying on the cross, the very first thing that he said was, "Father, forgive them..." But how could Jesus ask God to forgive the people who were taking his life?

 

As we struggle with the problem of pain, one of the hardest issues to deal with is people who intentionally hurt us. In this sermon, we'll explore how Jesus forgave those who hurt him so we can do the same.

No Easy Answers | Calling Out

March 27, 2022

 

Although we all would like to be able to answer some of life's most difficult questions, the reality is that knowing why there is pain and suffering in this world wouldn't bring an end to the pain and suffering in this world. So we don't need an explanation for pain...we need a way to endure it.

 

In this sermon, we'll begin exploring how Jesus dealt with pain and suffering in his life, and learn from his example.

No Easy Answers | Why Is There Pain?

March 20, 2022

 

What would your life be like if you never had to worry about stubbing your toe, biting your tongue, or getting a headache again? The idea of a world without pain sounds pretty incredible.

 

But in this sermon, we'll see that a world without pain wouldn't be a world of permanent euphoria. And that's because there is actually a reason why we experience pain.

No Easy Answers | Bad Answers

March 13, 2022

 

When it comes to the problem of pain and suffering in the world, we have either blamed it on God or blamed it on the person who’s suffering. But both of these types of answers just aren't true.

 

In this sermon, we'll explore what God has to say about the problem of pain and suffering in the book of Job. And we'll see that we'll never be able to answer some questions.

No Easy Answers | Work Out Your Faith

March 6, 2022

 

Some questions have an easy answer..like we all know that 2+2=4. But not every question has an easy answer. And that's especially true when it comes to our faith. Like, we've all wondered why bad things happen to good people.

 

Well, just because something isn't easy doesn't mean it should be avoided. So, in this sermon we begin wrestling with one of life's most difficult questions: Where is God when it hurts?

Faith, Hope, & Love | The Greatest of These

Feburary 27, 2022

 

There are times when it feels like we live in a world where everything changes...and that includes the church. Over the years, churches have seen everything change from the way sermons are preached to the music that is sung. So, is there anything that stays consistent?

 

In this sermon, we'll be reminded that Christians are and will always be defined by three qualities: faith, hope, and love. And the greatest of these is love. 

Faith, Hope, & Love | Clinging to God

Feburary 20, 2022

 

What images do you think of when you think of hope? If you've spent much time around the church, you might think of things like a dove, a rainbow, or the cross.

 

In this sermon, we'll explore a symbol that you'd probably never associate with hope: a sandal. And we'll see how a sandal shows us that we can always anticipate that God will keep his promises.

Faith, Hope, & Love | What Defines Us?

Feburary 13, 2022

 

Great football players are defined by their size, strength, and what they accomplish on the field...but what defines us as Christians?

 

Are we defined by attending worship services or carrying a Bible? Or is there some other essential quality that shows we are following Jesus? In this sermon, we'll be talking about the qualities that make us Christians.

Mosaic | The Real Jesus

Feburary 6, 2022

 

When Jesus asked his disciples, "Who do people say that I am?" they answered that some people thought he was John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah, or one of the other prophets.

 

But even though a lot of people thought Jesus was a prophet, in this week's service, we'll be reminded that Jesus was so much more than that.

Mosaic | Disappearing Act

January 30, 2022

 

What do a fictional racecar, a football fullback, and Jesus have in common? All three of them disappeared when they were on the verge of accomplishing something incredible.

 

When Jesus was on the verge of creating an incredible ministry in the small town of Capernaum. And in this week's service, we'll see what Jesus' disappearing act can teach us about God's priorities.

Mosaic | Performing Miracles

January 23, 2022

 

From feeding the multitudes to healing the sick; Jesus performed plenty of miracles during his time on this earth. But when we struggle to see God at work in our world today, it's easy to wonder: Do miracles really happen?

 

In this sermon, we'll talk about what we can learn from about Jesus from the miracles that he performed. And we'll be inspired to find ways to be a miracle for others.

Mosaic | Rejected

January 16, 2022

 

Before Nathanael meets Jesus, he wonders if anything good can come from Nazareth. So before he even got to know Jesus, Nathanael wanted to reject Jesus.


But even though Nathanael wanted to reject Jesus, Jesus doesn't reject Nathanael. Jesus accepts us all. How different would our world be if we acted more like Jesus and less like Nathanael?

Mosaic | A New Kingdom

January 9, 2022

 

We live in a world that can feel obsessed with gaining wealth and power regardless of the cost. We live in a world that can feel obsessed with privilege and pedigree - where who you know is more important than who you are. We live in a world where we're only worried about ourselves.

 

But in the book of Mark, Jesus tells us that a new kingdom - the kingdom of God - is near. And the kingdom of God will turn this world upside for good.

Mosaic | Just Like Jesus

January 2, 2022

 

As Jesus stepped into the waters of the Jordan River to be baptized, he couldn't have been in a more ordinary place...but this ordinary place would show us just how extraordinary Jesus is.

 

As Jesus stepped into the waters of the Jordan River to be baptized, Jesus showed us that he is both ordinary & extraordinary. Jesus showed us that he is just like us & greater than we will ever be able to understand.

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