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.

Money Matters

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: MONEY MATTERS When it comes to our finances, it's easy to cross the line into the danger zone. That's why it's essential to establish guardrails against greed.

Forever Yours

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: FOREVER YOURS Guardrails keep vehicles from straying into dangerous or off limit areas. We need personal guardrails so we don't stray into areas of life that can harm us or the people we love. If there's one area in which personal guardrails are most needed but also most resisted, it's in our relationships.

Proximity

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: PROXIMITY Have you ever met someone that later you wish you'd never met? Is there a person you wish your husband, wife, son, or daughter have never met? Sometimes people are our greatest regrets because they influence us to ignore our guardrails and step into the danger zone.

Direct and Protect

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: DIRECT AND PROTECT Guardrails are designed to keep vehicles from straying into dangerous or off-limit areas. They minimize damage by keeping us in the safety zone. But the highway isn’t the only place we need guardrails.

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.