Our world and our lives are filled with both beauty and ugliness, purpose and insignificance. We search for meaning and lasting fulfillment, which often leads to frustration and cynicism. Knowing how to navigate our world and lives can be tricky. Ecclesiastes shows us how to avoid pitfalls, lead a life of meaning, and enjoy the [...]
How can we make good decisions? There are so many choices, so much conflicting advice. How do we know what God wants for us? How do we make the right choice? Pick One: The Art of Decision-Making is a five-week sermon series where you’ll learn about how to stay connected with God, how to seek [...]
In a divided world where we see so much hate and hostility, we forget what real love looks like. We may even forget how to show real love to others. Because the world is running low on love, we are called to show others the love that Jesus showed throughout His ministry.
With New Year’s Day approaching, many of us have started thinking about our New Year’s resolutions. Some of us will commit to exercising more and eating healthier, spending less and saving more, or spending more time with our family and friends. While these are great resolutions, most of us will give up on our goals [...]
Within all of us, there is a deep desire for belonging and close connection. At Christmas, we celebrate our God who did not leave us alone but came to us and offered us a relationship with Him, a sense of belonging, and the type of home we deeply desire.
When you think about it, the invitation that God extends to us is really kind of crazy. We don’t deserve the crazy amount of love and grace He shows toward us. And the call of Jesus to follow Him is a life of radical commitment that can look kind of crazy to other people watching [...]
Hardships and struggles can pull us down. We don’t want to sink under the weight of our circumstances, but we know how easily that can happen. Then, when we combine our own personal struggles with the discouraging realities of living in our culture, it can seem like the path of following Jesus is an increasingly [...]
Do you ever feel overwhelmed in life? Think about our busy family schedules, our stretched finances, and our demanding work lives. Then we have our responsibility as Christ-followers: to be part of a small group and to serve in the church and in our community. We find ourselves constantly stressed out as we try to [...]
Born to be Wild There are so many people in the Bible who were just like us. Average people who made mistakes and tried their best. Most of the people in the Bible never got much attention or saw huge opportunities to change the world come their way. Many of them felt like their mistakes [...]
It’s summertime. Relax. We know things are tense right now in the world. Most of us have been pretty uptight for quite a while. But now it’s time to sit back, grab a cold drink and reflect on how much God loves us. Understanding the love of God is crucially important but it’s also deceptively [...]