The New Covenant

Series: Journey to the Empty Tomb We’re on a journey, following the life of Christ from the time he stepped onto the pages of history as an adult, to the time he gave his life as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind and rose from the dead of the third day...

Week 10: The New Covenant The words “unlimited” and “unconditional” make us suspicious. Whether those words describe an insurance policy, cell phone agreement, or meal plan for a college student, we assume unlimited is really limited and unconditional has some conditions. That suspicion extends to our relationship with God. Unconditional love? Unlimited forgiveness? There must be a catch. But what if there isn’t?

Redefining Greatness

Series: Journey to the Empty Tomb We’re on a journey, following the life of Christ from the time he stepped onto the pages of history as an adult, to the time he gave his life as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind and rose from the dead of the third day...

Week 9: Redefining Greatness We all have a working definition of what it means to be great. It probably includes power, prosperity, or popularity. As we journey through the life of Jesus, we can't help but stop and look at how he redefined greatness.

Nic at Night

Series: Journey to the Empty Tomb It's the start of a new year. But believe it or not, we'll be celebrating Easter in just 90 days. Between now and then, join us on a journey through the life of Jesus.          

Week 8: Nic at Night Jesus claimed to be greater than the temple. He made the temple obsolete. Most of his followers assumed his end game was to declare himself king. The more discerning among them sensed something else was going on. Jesus spoke with authority but refused to take charge. He wielded extraordinary power, but never for himself. What was he up to?

 

Mercy Amnesia

Series: Journey to the Empty Tomb We’re on a journey, following the life of Christ from the time he stepped onto the pages of history as an adult, to the time he gave his life as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind and rose from the dead of the third day...

Week 7: Mercy Amnesia When we consider how much Jesus has forgiven us, it should be easy to extend such forgiveness to others. But we often experience what may be called “mercy amnesia” – forgetting the debt we owe to God while struggling to forgive those indebted to us. Today, we will see the level of Christ’s forgiveness to us, while looking for the cure for “mercy amnesia”.

Jesus and the Marginalized

Series: Journey to the Empty Tomb It's the start of a new year. But believe it or not, we'll be celebrating Easter in just 90 days. Between now and then, join us on a journey through the life of Jesus.          

Week 6: Jesus and the Marginalized Some people feel marginalized in society - on the outside looking in. Unfortunately, this can be the case even in the church. Jesus was never afraid to invite the marginalized into relationship with Him. In fact, many of Jesus' "peeps" were those on the outside looking in. Today, we are going to look at how Jesus ministers to the marginalized, and how the church needs to do the same.

Greater Indeed

Series: Journey to the Empty Tomb It's the start of a new year. But believe it or not, we'll be celebrating Easter in just 90 days. Between now and then, join us on a journey through the life of Jesus.          

Week 5: Greater Indeed Something in us is tempted to believe God loves his Law more than his people. We’re tempted to prioritize rules over people. Maybe you left church because somebody prioritized the Bible over your divorced mother or gay brother. But Jesus came to offer us a life greater than keeping religious rules.

New World Order

Series: Journey to the Empty Tomb It's the start of a new year. But believe it or not, we'll be celebrating Easter in just 90 days. Between now and then, join us on a journey through the life of Jesus.          

Week 4: New World Order If you aren’t religious or you gave up religion, you probably had good reason to walk away or stay away. You’re a reasonable person, and there are plenty of good reasons to reject religion. But reconsider Jesus. He wasn’t an extension of the old religion. He came to introduce something brand new.

Fish Tricks

Series: Journey to the Empty Tomb It's the start of a new year. But believe it or not, we'll be celebrating Easter in just 90 days. Between now and then, join us on a journey through the life of Jesus.          

Week 3: Fish Tricks When you read the Gospels, two things are abundantly clear. Being a sinner doesn’t disqualify you from following Jesus. And being an unbeliever doesn’t disqualify you from following Jesus. So, what does that mean for you?

Upside Down

Series: Journey to the Empty Tomb It's the start of a new year. But believe it or not, we'll be celebrating Easter in just 90 days. Between now and then, join us on a journey through the life of Jesus.          

Week 2: Upside Down “Might makes right” is the default setting for the world. Those with wealth and power write the rules, and they usually write them to favor themselves. That was true in Jesus’ time as well. But he came to turn everything upside down.

For The World

Series: Journey to the Empty Tomb It's the start of a new year. But believe it or not, we'll be celebrating Easter in just 90 days. Between now and then, join us on a journey through the life of Jesus.          

Week 1: For The World Jesus didn't come to extend an old religion. He didn't come to just clarify old truths. He didn't come to just preach sermons and offer wise teachings. From the angel’s announcement to Mary that she would give birth to a Son whose "kingdom would never end," it was clear: Jesus would do something new for the world.

From Following to Leading

Series: Getting Past Your Past Too often we let our past negatively impact our future. Jesus helps us to leverage our mistakes to create a life marked by freedom and joy. In this series we will look at people who surrendered control of their lives to Jesus and the impact it had on them. He changed their names and their futures.

Week 3: From Following to Leading Peter wasn’t always a good fisherman or follower of Jesus. In one conversation he told Jesus he’d die for him, but in  another conversation he denied even knowing Jesus. As up and down as Peter’s life was, the love Jesus had for him was steady and constant. In this message, we will see Jesus forgive Peter’s failures in a way that should give hope to every person who has made a royal mess of their lives.

From Captivity to Freedom

Series: Getting Past Your Past Too often we let our past negatively impact our future. Jesus helps us to leverage our mistakes to create a life marked by freedom and joy. In this series we will look at people who surrendered control of their lives to Jesus and the impact it had on them. He changed their names and their futures.

Week 2: From Captivity To Freedom Like us, Paul was a rule breaker and a rule keeper. In one breath he’d tell people he was too good to be condemned. Paul is a great example of how God’s grace is for everyone and covers every sin. In this message we will look at how sin wants to hold  us hostage while Jesus wants to set us free.

From Isolation to Friendship

Series: Getting Past Your Past Too often we let our past negatively impact our future. Jesus helps us to leverage our mistakes to create a life marked by freedom and joy. In this series we will look at people who surrendered control of their lives to Jesus and the impact it had on them. He changed their names and their futures.

Week 1: From Isolation To Friendship Matthew was a Jewish man who worked for the despised Roman government. His life was marked by isolation because he robbed his own people to pay off crooked politicians and kept a portion for himself. Jesus invited this hated man to leave his occupation and lifestyle behind and Matthew didn’t hesitate. He even threw a party so people could meet the man who changed his life. In this message we will look at how our friendship with Jesus can breathe hope into all of our other friendships.

Two Words

As we prepare for the new year, there are two words that can help guide us in what we pray and how we live. Today, we will look at these two words to find encouragement in the challenges we will face this upcoming year.

God With Us...In The Storm

Series: “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means “God is with us.” Matthew 1:23 You’re not alone…This Christmas series reminds us, even when we’re hurting and feel all alone, God is with us in every moment. He’s with us through the pain. He comforts us in the waiting. He gives us courage when we feel anxious. The advent of Christ changes everything…

Week Three: God With Us…In The Storm When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the storm continued raging, we finally gave up all hope of being saved. Acts 27:20 The storm in your life just continues to rage, and you feel hopeless…ever felt that way? Never let the presence of a storm cause you to doubt the presence of God…

God With Us...In The Wilderness

Series: “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means “God is with us.” Matthew 1:23 You’re not alone…This Christmas series reminds us, even when we’re hurting and feel all alone, God is with us in every moment. He’s with us through the pain. He comforts us in the waiting. He gives us courage when we feel anxious. The advent of Christ changes everything…

Week Two: God With Us…In The Wilderness Today we’re going to look at a chapter in the story of Elijah. Elijah did great things for God, but during a wilderness season of his life he discovered something we all need to discover: That your deepest need becomes a gift when it drive you to depend on God.

God With Us...In the Valley

Series: “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means “God is with us.” Matthew 1:23 You’re not alone…This Christmas series reminds us, even when we’re hurting and feel all alone, God is with us in every moment. He’s with us through the pain. He comforts us in the waiting. He gives us courage when we feel anxious. The advent of Christ changes everything…

Week One: It’s easier to trust God and follow God on the mountaintops of life than it is in the valleys of life sometimes. But what if it’s in the valleys that we get to know Him intimately.

The Greatest Blessing

Have you ever considered what is the greatest blessing in your life? Maybe it’s your spouse, your children, your friends, or even your job or possessions. But what if sometimes life’s greatest blessings were found in life’s greatest struggles? Today we are going to examine how our perspective during times of struggle can become life’s greatest blessing.

Uncommon Generosity

Uncommon Series: Jesus calls us to uncommon love, uncommon greatness and uncommon generosity… This is how we follow Jesus. So for the next three weeks, we want to focus in on three things that Jesus did throughout His life that He calls us to do throughout ours…

Today: Uncommon Generosity - Generosity in God’s Kingdom looks something like this: Expressing our love for God by caring for people that God loves. And here’s the kicker and expecting nothing in return…

Uncommon Greatness

Uncommon Series: Jesus calls us to uncommon love, uncommon greatness and uncommon generosity… This is how we follow Jesus. So for the next three weeks, we want to focus in on three things that Jesus did throughout His life that He calls us to do throughout ours…

Today: Uncommon Greatness - In our culture today the path to greatness is often defined by power, position and prestige. Jesus told us and exampled to us, that His pathway to greatness is different…so what is the way to greatness in the Kingdom of God? Let’s find out…