The Better Question

Series: For all intents and purposes, January is the month for self-improvement. It's a time to reflect, refocus, and restart. Let's talk about it...

Today: This is that time of year when we become painfully aware of where we are not, who we are not, and what we need to do differently. Traditionally, the new year is a season of self-absorption. It's all about what we can do to make ourselves better people. The result is that churches, health clubs, debt counselors, and vitamin shops do a booming business. But we tend to forget that the people we respect the most didn't devote their lives to becoming the best version of themselves. They devoted their lives to making a difference in the world or in someone's world.

It's Personal

Series: The Christmas season is the most wonderful time of the year. But not because of all the things associated with the season.

Today: God knows what you need. He sent Jesus into the world for you, to meet your greatest need. The Christmas story is personal. Here's how to make it your story.

Toddler King

Series: The Christmas season is the most wonderful time of the year. But not because of all the things associated with the season.

Today: There's a light that can cut through your doubt, anger, sin, shame, and disappointment with God. Here's what you need to do to find it.

Most Wonderful

Series: The Christmas season is the most wonderful time of the year. But not because of all the things associated with the season.

Today: For many, the Christmas Season is complicated. It's a reminder of broken relationships, unmet expectations, and missed loved ones. But no matter your circumstances, Christmas can also be a reminder of the light that overcomes the darkness.

Comfort Zone

Series: What do you do when there's nothing you can do? What do you do when you have a problem that seems to have no solution? Your job, your marriage, or your life is stuck. You're miles from ideal with no good options. What do you do?

Today: When we're in the midst of pain and suffering, it can feel like we'll never be happy again, nothing good can come from our circumstances, and there's no reason to continue living. But those are lies. God can redeem, use, and work through our pain. And when He does, we eventually have the opportunity to comfort others. There is a "Fellowship of Suffering." People who've suffered are uniquely equipped and qualified to comfort people who are suffering.

Believe It Or Not

Series: What do you do when there's nothing you can do? What do you do when you have a problem that seems to have no solution? Your job, your marriage, or your life is stuck. You're miles from ideal with no good options. What do you do?

Today: Jesus told his followers that unavoidable trials aren't aberrations; they are expectations. They can actually serve a beneficial purpose. Why? Because God can redeem, use, or work through the undeserved, unavoidable, circumstantial trials in our lives. But in order for that to happen, we have the believe and persevere.

Yes, You Can

Series: What do you do when there's nothing you can do? What do you do when you have a problem that seems to have no solution? Your job, your marriage, or your life is stuck. You're miles from ideal with no good options. What do you do?

Today: What do you do when there's nothing you can do? Relationally, financially, professionally, physically, or academically, it just is what it is. There's nothing you can do to change your situation. Challenging circumstances can make you jealous or resentful. They can make you angry with God. They can breed discontentment. But the problem with discontentment is that it can drive you in self-destructive directions that will eventually leave you with regret. So, what is the secret of finding contentment even when the times are tough?

The New Normal

Series: What do you do when there's nothing you can do? What do you do when you have a problem that seems to have no solution? Your job, your marriage, or your life is stuck. You're miles from ideal with no good options. What do you do?

Today: What do we do when our circumstances are so challenging there's no way forward and no way out? We have problems for which there seems to be no solutions. We have questions without answers. During times like these, we're tempted to run or give up. We're tempted to give in to jealousy, resentment, and anger...especially anger toward God. That's because when life gets hard, it feels like God is absent, apathetic, or angry. But what if He isn't? Is it possible to hang on to joy, hope and patience in the meantime?

A Fish and A Worm

Often times our problems can seem hopeless. But what if we were able to see our story through the eyes of a loving Father? What if our problem really is our provision? In life sometimes perspective will only come with reflection. Today we will look at the story of Jonah. We have all heard of Jonah and the great fish, but what about the worm?

Once Upon A Time

Series: Uncertainty is unavoidable. Being fearful is an option.

Today: Once upon a time, Jesus stood against the injustice of the Roman Empire and the hypocrisy of religious leaders. He changed the course of human history. What will our Once upon a time... story be?

Fix Your Eyes

Series: Uncertainty is unavoidable. Being fearful is optional.

Today: What if our faith was characterized by fearlessness, humility, confidence in Jesus, and love of others? Imagine how that would change the world around us.

In The Beginning

Series: Uncertainty is unavoidable. Being fearful is optional.

Today: We see daily news reports about violence and terrorism. The world can feel like a dangerous place. Surrounded by uncertainty, it's difficult not to be afraid. But Jesus offers us another option.

Messy-er

When you have a mess to address, first options aren't usually the best options. First options often make messes- messier. In this message, we'll explore an approach that can take the -er out of your messier situations.

Inside Out

A common misperception is that the Christian life is all about avoiding messes and staying out of trouble. But following Jesus isn't about avoiding something; it's about becoming something.

Jesus is Coming!

What's getting you down? Maybe it's the reality show known as the presidential race. Maybe it's the growing tension between minorities and law enforcement. Maybe it's terrorism, both here and abroad. 

However crazy this world may seem, believers must not fall into despair. We need to encourage one another in this undeniable truth - Jesus is coming! Today, we conclude our Summer Series by looking at this great hope of the Church.

 

Jesus is Our Healer

Jesus asked two blind guys a question: "Do you believe I am able to do this?" Today: Take whatever massive challenge that you're facing - a relational challenge, a physical challenge, a financial challenge, a spiritual challenge. Do you believe that God is able to hear your prayer, and answer on your behalf? Do you believe that all things are possible with God? Do you believe He is able? If we are being honest that's a good question!

Jesus is with you

In the last few minutes on planet earth, what is Jesus going to say to us? Of all the things He could tell us, what is He going to say? And essentially His last sentence on the planet is: "I am with you always, even to the very end..."