Circles

Series: If you want to grow spiritually, commitment isn’t enough. You must be connected. That’s what relationships are all about. It’s all relational…

Today: Left to our own, we naturally drift… and the drift always begins from within… Is there a way to keep from drifting? Yes, but it may not be what you think.

Week 7: Conflict

Series: If you want to grow spiritually, commitment isn’t enough. You must be connected. That’s what relationships are all about. It’s all relational…

Today: Even the most blessed of peacemakers have conflicts. Conflicts are inevitable. What's important is that we deal with conflicts in a godly manner.

Week 6: "Serving Others - It's not about me"

Series: If you want to grow spiritually, commitment isn’t enough. You must be connected. That’s what relationships are all about. It’s all relational…

Today: This morning, we'll examine how as Christ-followers, we are instructed to "consider others better than ourselves." We can live this out by adopting the attitude of a servant in all of our relationships. True fulfillment in life comes not from serving our own desires, but from serving the needs of others.

Week 5: Eyes on the Road

Series: If you want to grow spiritually, commitment isn’t enough. You must be connected. That’s what relationships are all about. It’s all relational…

Today: People who were not like Jesus liked Jesus, and he liked them back. Since the church is the body of Christ, people should be drawn to Jesus followers. Even it they don't agree with the message of the church, they should like the church. So, why isn't that true?

Week 4: The Four Phases of Parenting

Series: If you want to grow spiritually, commitment isn’t enough. You must be connected. That’s what relationships are all about. It’s all relational…

Today: Life is full of phases, so too is parenting. Today we will be looking at different phases of parenting from the nursing/nurturing phase to the friendship phase. No matter what phase you are in, the ultimate role model for parenting is still our heavenly Father. 

 

 

 

Week 3: All Things Relational (Series continued)

Series: If you want to grow spiritually, commitment isn’t enough. You must be connected. That’s what relationships are all about. It’s all relational…

Today: Ecc. 4:9-10 says, "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up." There's nothing like a great friend! But true friendship can be hard to come by. Is it really worth the effort? Why do we need friends anyway? What does God have to say about friendship?

Week 2: Confession

Series: If you want to grow spiritually, commitment isn’t enough. You must be connected. That’s what relationships are all about. It’s all relational…

Today: They say that confession is good for the soul… but is it enough just to confess it to God? Or is there more to it than that…

Week 1: Common Cause...

Series: If you want to grow spiritually, commitment isn’t enough. You must be connected. That’s what relationships are all about. It’s all relational…

Week 1: When it comes to family, the only thing we all have in common is conflict. Family conflict is like no other because when you win an argument in your family, you don't really win anything. The conflict is never fully resolved. What if there was a way to resolve family conflict by dealing with it at it source?

The Secret Sauce

No one likes to be wrong. No one likes to bel told what to do. But insisting that you're always right isn't a recipe for a great marriage. Great marriages are built on humility...on the willingness of both spouses to submit to each other and to God. But how do you do that? It all begins with prayer.

Was It Even Worth It? (Week 2)

Week Two: 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. Today we will look at the story of Esau to show us how often we choose to trade our future for something fleeting and worthless.

Was It Even Worth It? (Week 1)

Week One: When we compare our unfiltered lives to a world cropped and edited where everything is perfect, we’re left with thoughts of misery and frustration. The struggle to know who we are in the world without compromising who we are in Christ is a battle we all struggle with. Today we’ll discover how finding our identity in Christ can save us from the greatest obstacle standing in our way – us.

Freedom

On Memorial Day, we remember those who sacrificed all to defend our freedom. Throughout his letters, the Apostle Paul fought hard to defend our freedom in Christ. Today, we will learn about what it means to be free in Christ and how not to fall back into bondage.

Release It

Series: What do you do when it all falls apart? Your career, your marriage, your dream... How do you pick up the pieces and begin again?

Today: We all have mistakes in our past---financial, professional, academic, and relational. Unfortunately, we tend to learn from our mistakes in the areas that matter least and repeat our mistakes in the areas that matter most. Sometimes that's because we avoid owning our part of a mistake. It's easier to blame others. But once you've taken ownership of your part of a mistake, what do you do with the part owned by others? How do you get past the stuff other people have done to turn your life upside down?

Rethink It

Series: What do you do when it all falls apart? Your career, your marriage, your dream... How do you pick up the pieces and begin again?

Today: We learn from our mistakes in the areas that matter least. We repeat our mistakes in the areas that matter most. Too often, we look at our past and our decisions don't even make sense to us. We end up asking, "What was I thinking?" How do we avoid getting stuck in cycles of repeated mistakes that take our lives down the wrong path?

Own It

Series: What do you do when it all falls apart? Your career, your marriage, your dream... How do you pick up the pieces and begin again?

Today: One reason history repeats itself is that we don't own our part of history. And the reason we don't own it is there's nothing to own---it wasn't our fault! But if something important has come to an end and you are starting over, you must look back and own your part in order to move ahead. Your best bet for a successful future is to own your share of the past.

Three Myths

Series: What do you do when it all falls apart? Your career, your marriage, your dream... How do you pick up the pieces and begin again?

Today: Many of us don't like to follow directions. But there's a price to pay for rushing into a situation without knowing what we're doing. We get things wrong. And by the time we go back, undo everything we messed up, and do it correctly, we've wasted more time than if we'd just followed the directions to begin with. The consequences are usually mild when we ignore the directions for repairing a computer or assembling a child's toy. But the price of rushing into a life situation can be steep. What if there were directions for the choices we make in life? What if we could avoid repeating past mistakes when we find ourselves having to- begin again?

The Tough Decisions

Who should I marry? What career should I pursue? What ministry am I called to? Should I buy that home? These are all tough decisions that can have a significant impact on our future. Even when we honestly seek God's will, it can be challenging to navigate such decisions. Today, we are going to learn some ways to navigate life's tough decisions, plus discover the one biblical tool that gives us the best chance at success.

Twelve Feet Of Separation

Series: In the days and weeks preceding the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, three men found their way into the story. Each refused to abandon his quest for control and surrender to the Savior of the world. How can we avoid the mistakes they made?

 

Today: If you were taught to believe in a personal God who is all-knowing and all powerful, how can you not turn your frustration on him when life gets difficult?