Do you remember what it felt like to fall in love? How you would do anything for that person? What happens to those feelings? Falling in love comes naturally. But staying in love requires a plan. While many couples just endure their marriages, in this message, we'll share a blueprint for maintaining, and even growing, those feelings over time.
It's never been easier to fall in love and never been harder to stay in love. Is it even possible for two people to be happy together forever? Yes. Over 2,000 years ago, Jesus gave us the foundation for enduring love. Today we'll look at this simple, yet powerful, principle.
In His final conversation with the disciples before ascending into heaven- Jesus challenged them to go into the world and make disciples of every nation... Our primary responsibility as followers of Jesus can be summed up in a single word---multiplication... We are called to make more and better disciples.
Jesus had several interactions with the disciples that illustrate the challenge of living in community with people you don't know... From the time the disciples wanted to send the children away- to the time when they argued about who would sit next to him in heaven- to the last meal where one of them was identified as a betrayer with selfish motives... Repeatedly- Jesus met each relational challenge with patience.
Jesus invited 12 men to follow Him... Setting down fishing nets- leaving behind tax collector booths- and saying goodbye to family was only the beginning of a life full of twists and turns and unexpected encounters with people from every walk of life... Living with Jesus is anything but predictable and boring... It's an exciting ride that never disappoints!
Christmas is a time of reconciliation between God and sinners, but what about reconciliation between sinner and sinner?
When it comes to extending generosity, how far is far enough?
How can you appreciate the holiday season when life has turned upside down?
Wouldn't it be great to have a faith without doubts? This one question posed by Jesus has the power to help you move past your doubt.
People size each other up all the time. We all do it. This command from Jesus has the power to change all of your relationships.
The future is uncertain and sometimes scary. This one truth can help you to live free of worry.
Life can be scary. Believe it or not, there's a way to live without fear...even when there's something to be afraid of.
The Bible can seem complex. Christianity can seem extreme. But when it comes to faith, this one thing changed everything.
We're all under pressure. When we look at our lives and all we see are minefields of potential explosions, or we are worn out by the stress of our situation, it's hard to hear God's voice above it all. If we give ourselves over to it, pressure can blind us, making us feel alone and helpless. But if we change our focus to what God can do in and through our situation, that same pressure can have the opposite result.
Don't like the church? Is that your fault or the church's? Today we'll talk about how the church veered off course.
Want to know the one thing Jesus said you can't avoid with loopholes, shortcuts, or workarounds? Today we're going to find out.
Religion is powerful - so powerful it can shape the way we view ourselves and treat others.
Pastor Brian Richardson
Pastor Brian Richardson
We can feel very small in a big world. We aren't very outgoing. We aren't very popular. We even wonder if anyone really notices we're there...even God. Yet among the list of spiritual giants in the Bible is an unnamed woman who would have gone completely unnoticed - except for a Big God who pays close attention to each of us.