March 26, 2023
The very personal letter of 3 John asks Christians to conduct themselves in ways that make eternal impact. Faithfulness. Generosity. Hospitality. Love. Pastor Chip helps us see, through three named Believers in the text, how we can live out our faith well... and some habits we can avoid so we don't stumble.
March 19, 2023
Pastor Mike Poelzer unpacks 2 John in this sermon; a 306 word little book of the bible that is filled with loud echoes of Jesus, that John, the author, witnessed during his close time with the Lord. Equal parts, affirmation and admonition, this tiny passage urges believers to know the truth, obey the truth, teach the truth and love the truth. Because you can't spot a counterfeit if you never study what's real.
March 12, 2023
In this short letter that Paul writes, we can be spurred on to live a life filled with Resolve, Refreshment, Responsibility and Results....eternal Results. It's a "refreshingly contagious" life all found by following the lead of Christ and His faithful followers. Be challenged by this question: "If the scriptures were written today, would your name be one that Paul would say...."my fellow worker"....as he does to the named people at the close of Philemon?
March 5, 2023
Join us for a new series called This is BIG: Lessons from the Little Books. This week we opened up the scriptures in Obadiah, the shortest book of the Old Testament. The prophet, Obadiah, helps us to see two sins that cause us to stumble greatly. They can saturate our daily lives without even realizing. Pastor Chip reminds us that we are responsible for the choices we make. And with God, we can fight to choose His ways over ours.
February 26, 2023
We face fear every day. No one is immune from it. It's actually a God-given emotion to keep us from failing. But uncontrolled fear can lead to irrational thinking, irrational behaviors and spiritual paralysis. Psalm 27 helps us form a battle plan to combat a fear-driven life and reminds us of the goodness of God that can be found by walking with Him.
February 19, 2023
Pastor Jeremy Rush unpacks the answer to a frequent question asked by both Believers and Non-Believers: How do I measure up? This question is chased in academics, in families, in sports and in the workplace. It's exhausting and does nothing but leave you feeling tired, burned out, empty and lonely. Be encouraged that the answer to this is not to work harder. It's actually to give up trying to be an impressive person and start focusing on our impressive God.
February 12, 2023
Psalm 22 not only points to Jesus, it wrestles with real feelings that real people feel, just like what Jesus encountered. Suffering, trust, praise and hope fill the text, all culminating in a beautiful reminder of what we, as Believers, have been charged with.... proclaiming His righteousness to a people yet unborn; that he has done it. Don't miss the awesome teaching of the reason behind the use of the word 'worm' in verse 6!