Now and Then

Current Series - NEXT: HOW TO PREPARE FOR WHAT'S NEXT When one season ends and a new one begins, we all wonder what comes next. That question can be exciting and stressful. So, how do you best navigate life's biggest transitions?

Today's Message: NOW AND THEN Life is full of change. Transitions can be both exciting and stressful. That's because we can't see into the future. We can't tell what comes next. But what if there was a way to prepare for the next season? What if you could do something now to influence where you end up then?

Believe

Over 75% of Americans can say they believe in God. But what does "believe" really mean? Biblically speaking, it's more than what most people think. Today we are going to discover the biblical concept of "believe" and why it's one of the most important teachings in the Bible.

The Last King

We all do wrong from time to time. Why won't God just look the other way?

Today: What would God think about that? We all do things from time to time we know displease God. And our disobedience leads to discipline from God. But why does he discipline us at all? Why can't he just look the other way?

First Things First

Current Series: We all think we are. Few of us actually are. Everyone can be, and if they were it would change everything. It’s not natural. It’s not common. It’s not intuitive. In fact, it’s a little crazy…

Week 3: Generosity requires a plan. But how do you make a plan? These two simple gauges will help you decide where and how much to give.

The Standard American Version

Current Series: We all think we are. Few of us actually are. Everyone can be, and if they were it would change everything. It’s not natural. It’s not common. It’s not intuitive. In fact, it’s a little crazy…

 Week 2: We all worry about money. What if we don't have enough? What if we lose what we have? This simple shift in perspective can free you from financial worries.

You Just Think You Are

Current Series: We all think we are. Few of us actually are. Everyone can be, and if they were it would change everything. It’s not natural. It’s not common. It’s not intuitive. In fact, it’s a little crazy…

 Week 1: Everyone gives something somewhere. But there’s a difference between random acts of giving and true generosity. The good news is it’s possible to learn how to be generous.

It's a Choice

Series: Does it ever seem like every couple around you has it all together, while you can't even agree on what's for dinner? Wanna know the secret?

Today: Happy now and after couples decide they owe each other everything but are owed nothing in return. But that requires effort. Every married person makes a choice every day. That choice feels more like a reaction, so most people don't think they have a choice at all. But they do. Happy couples make the happy choice.

Sometimes You Have To Throw Things

Series: Does it ever seem like every couple around you has it all together, while you can't even agree on what's for dinner? Wanna know the secret?

Today: As long as you think your spouse owes you, your marriage will be all about keeping score. That destroys intimacy. It destroys love. But what are we supposed to do about our hopes, dreams and desires?

It's Mutual

Series: Does it ever seem like every couple around you has it all together, while you can't even agree on what's for dinner? Wanna know the secret?

Today: We all enter into marriage with hopes, dreams, and desires. They create expectations. But when you put those expectations onto your spouse, it turns your marriage into a debt/debtor relationship. Your relationship becomes marked by the belief that your spouse owes you something. So, how do you keep your hopes, dreams, and desires from becoming expectations?

Nothing

Series: Does it ever seem like every couple around you has it all together, while you can't even agree on what's for dinner? Wanna know the secret?

Today: A great marriage doesn't happen by accident. It requires care and regular maintenance. But sometimes we don't want to make the effort. As long as it's not broken, do we really need to talk about it?

 

Thinkin' it through

Series: What Do You Really Want? What do you want in 2018? Is it a what? Is it a who? Maybe it’s a state of mind. Are you sure it’s what you really want? Let’s figure it out together.

Week 4: What you naturally want is often in conflict with what you ultimately value. But your heavenly Father knows what you need. He wants for you what you really want. So, how do you put aside those natural wants and pursue what you ultimately value?

Last Things First

Series: What Do You Really Want? What do you want in 2018? Is it a what? Is it a who? Maybe it’s a state of mind. Are you sure it’s what you really want? Let’s figure it out together.

Week 3: What do you want? What do you really want? We'll never get what we really want until we discover what is most valuable. And what we naturally want is often in conflict with what we ultimately value. So, in order to figure out what you really want, you have to figure out what you value.

Don't Be Deceived

Series: What Do You Really Want? What do you want in 2018? Is it a what? Is it a who? Maybe it’s a state of mind. Are you sure it’s what you really want? Let’s figure it out together.

Week 2: We'll never get what we really want until we discover what is most valuable. But choosing what's valuable isn't natural. We've all had the experience of getting what we naturally want, only to discover it's not what is most valuable---it's not what we ultimately want. But how do we avoid being deceived by our short-term desires?

Careful What You Want For

Series: What Do You Really Want? What do you want in 2018? Is it a what? Is it a who? Maybe it’s a state of mind. Are you sure it’s what you really want? Let’s figure it out together.

Week 1: We all have wants. But actually, getting what we want can be tricky…and even dangerous. It usually leaves us wanting more. If what we want leads to a cycle of wanting more and more, maybe we want the wrong things. So, what do you want?

The World Did

Series: Who needs Christmas? Seriously who needs it? Well, as it turns out, we all do.

Today: You may find the events surrounding the birth of Jesus a bit unbelievable. If so, you're not alone. But when you hear the entire story--the back story-- well... the whole thing is really quite remarkable.

The Heart of the Matter

SERIES: Guardrails. They’re everywhere, whether we need them to be or not. The thing about guardrails is that we don’t need them…until we do. And when we need one, it can be the difference between life and death. 

TODAY: THE HEART OF THE MATTER It's vital to erect guardrails around our hearts because an unguarded heart can overpower our most guarded behavior.