Who is Jesus? Who are you? These are some of life’s most important questions. In the gospel of John, we get a clear picture of who Jesus is through multiple “I Am” statements. In this message, we learn that Jesus is the lamb of God who takes away our sin.
The Gospel of John is a focus on who Jesus is and in this passage, John makes it clear that Jesus is the Word, the ultimate expression of God.
Nearing the end of his life, Jacob has one more tragic incident–the seeming loss of his beloved son, Joseph. In the end, Jacob receives Joseph “back from the dead” and discovers God was working triumph out of tragedy. In their story, we see a foreshadowing of the greatest story–when God the Father gave up his beloved Son Jesus to die for our sins, and then to raise Him to new life on the third day.
God has told Jacob to return home. But to do so, he has to face his older brother…the same brother who threatened to kill him 20 years before. The night before their encounter, Jacob “wrestles” with God and receives his blessing. His story is a reminder to all of us that what we ultimately need in this life are God’s blessing, presence, and love.
Jesus is called the Prince of Peace, Mighty Counselor, Wonderful God. Jesus also said that he came to cast fire on the earth and bring not peace, but division. What do we do with that? In this message, we look at the reality that some will receive the good news of the Gospel, and some will not.
Is what you believe more important than what you do? Or the other way around? James, Jesus’ half-brother, asserts that you can’t separate the two. Faith without works is dead. In other words, our lives are the best reflection of what we truly believe.
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Why do you praise God? It’s a tendency of the human heart to praise God when things are going well and to question him when they aren’t. In this message, Psalm 145 calls us to praise God for who He is and for what He has done, not because of our current circumstances or feelings.
Psalm 90 teaches us that what we live for depends on whom we live for.
God reveals Himself through what He’s made.
Trusting God in seasons of struggle is an active trust, not a passive one.
Where is God in the hardest and darkest seasons of life? He’s there–growing and cultivating you for your good and His glory. Is suffering and discomfort in hard seasons fun? Absolutely not! But God regularly uses difficulty to draw us close. In the end, we often come to see that the trials we face are tools God uses to bring people around us into relationship with Him. If life is tough and it just doesn’t make sense, take a listen. In God’s providence and His timing, life’s greatest challenges resolve with a beautiful purpose.
Psalm 1 tells us there are two paths in life: the way of sinners and the way of the righteous. The Bible also tells us we all start off on the wrong path. By God’s grace, Jesus forgives, puts on the right path, and gives us His Word to lead us home.
Is it enough to say we are Christians, or does Jesus actually call us to be effective disciples who grow spiritually and make more disciples? In this message, we look at lukewarm Christianity, trying to find our identity and security outside of Christ, and Jesus’ ability to restore us.
As we look at the letter to the church in Philadelphia, we see that not only does Jesus have the Key, He is the Key.
When is the last time you felt real joy and life in your walk with Christ? For the church at Sardis, the answer seemed to be “a long time ago.” In this message, Jesus both warns and offers hope. The church needs to “wake up.” But if they (and we) will remember the gospel, Jesus can revive their (and our) hearts.
False teaching has been in the church since its beginning. While it’s sometimes difficult to identify, we have the Spirit of God, his Word, and each other to help. In this message, we continue our study through the 7 letters of Revelation by looking at false teaching in Thyatira.
As Christians, we make decisions everyday about how to relate to the greater culture: do we join in, opt out, or stay neutral? The church at Pergamum faced the same difficulties. And while they are commended for persevering under persecution, Jesus warns them about compromising with the culture.
Persecution. Affliction. Poverty. These are some of the words that describe the church of Smyrna at the turn of the first century AD. And yet in his message to them in Revelation 2, Jesus tells them that they are rich. In this message, we look at Jesuss words to the Church about perseverance, temporary suffering, and eternal life and joy.
As a Christian, we know that God’s word is truth and that we live by biblical principles. At times, it may be necessary to speak truth to each other but we need to always remember that it should be truth in love.
If you have children, this is true of you — you want good relationships with them! Good news… the Bible can help. But more than that, it can remind us what our primary job as Christian parents is — to point our kids towards Jesus.
We all want happy, healthy families. Thankfully, the Bible has a lot to say about family relationships. In this message, we explore the way husbands should love their wives and the way that Jesus loves us.
As the people of God, we are called to pass on our faith to the Next Generations. In this message, we conclude our Move 3/2/1 series and our study of Jonah, and discuss the spiritual legacy we’ll leave behind.
How does God view those who are relationally far away from Him? In this message, we see God’s heart for the nations and our responsibility to make disciples who will make disciples.