When Dreams Can't Come True

Series: Humble shepherd. Giant-slayer. Gifted poet. Mighty warrior. Flawed man. Legendary leader. Davis is one of history's most famous kings. But more importantly, he was a man after God's own heart.

Week Five:  Plans are great. Reality is greater. Reality wins. Things don't always go as planned. Some dreams don't come true. So what do you do when you discover your dream can't come true?

The Great King

Series: Humble shepherd. Giant-slayer. Gifted poet. Mighty warrior. Flawed man. Legendary leader. Davis is one of history's most famous kings. But more importantly, he was a man after God's own heart.

Week Four:  Few things are as repulsive as a leader, parent, boss, or politician who leverages influence for his or her benefit to the neglect of those he or she is responsible for. Few things are as inspiring as a leader who says no to himself or herself in order to say yes to those for whom he or she is responsible. So how can we lead well when authority is placed in our hands?

The Abigail Way

Series: Humble shepherd. Giant-slayer. Gifted poet. Mighty warrior. Flawed man. Legendary leader. Davis is one of history's most famous kings. But more importantly, he was a man after God's own heart.

Week Three: The way of God isn't appealing when we have been wronged by someone else. Our natural urge is to try to get even. We want to wrong the people who wrong us as a way of getting payback. That seems just. It seems fair. But does it solve anything? Maybe there's a better way.

Killer Giants

Series: Humble shepherd. Giant-slayer. Gifted poet. Mighty warrior. Flawed man. Legendary leader. Davis is one of history's most famous kings. But more importantly, he was a man after God's own heart.

Week Two: The Way of God is most unappealing when we are angry, isolated, or afraid. That's when we consider things we would never otherwise consider. It's when we feel compelled to do something...anything. But maybe there's a better way.

The Reluctant Hero

Series: Humble shepherd. Giant-slayer. Gifted poet. Mighty warrior. Flawed man. Legendary leader. Davis is one of history's most famous kings. But more importantly, he was a man after God's own heart.

Week One: David went from humble shepherd to national hero to great king. But he wasn't great because of his reputation or military prowess. He was great because of where he'd learned to placed his hope.

Week 10: Relationships In The Church

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: Political affiliations. Doctrinal distinctions. Socio-economic backgrounds. Denominational walls. These are all things that can unite – and often divide - fellow believers. But are these the types of things we should focus on? Today, we are going to look at the one thing that can unite all believers and promote healthy relationships one with another.

Week 9: 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: Paul tells us, “see to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy.” In our culture there is a very influencing spirit of competition. Who has the better job? Who has the better kids? Whose sunset looks better on Instagram? It’s all around us. We are slaves to a constant and endless cycle of comparison and competition. But why? What are we trying to prove? And to who? And ultimately, for what?

Week 8: 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.