“Don’t judge me man!”
When Jesus tells us, “Judge not, that you be not judged...” (Matt. 7:1) does that mean we just mind our own business? Should we not judge others? Should we not...READ MORE >
I worry about money, health, happiness, freedom…there you have it!
When I graduated from College I was beyond broke. I remember spending my last $75 on a bicycle. Now I have three kids in...READ MORE >
Twenty years ago, living in Ethiopia, Em and I had a crazy home invasion experience. (More on that this weekend). Needless to say, we went from being fully asleep to fully awake in seconds....READ MORE >
Were you discouraged this week that you don’t cut it?
Did you look down on someone who is bad?
Jesus said to “be perfect”! (v.48). (“Oh boy! I’m done!”).
How is that possible? ...READ MORE >
With the arrival of God’s Kingdom, Jesus declares that ‘Makarios’, or blessedness (fully satisfied in God) comes to us in an unexpected way. It starts with being “poor in...READ MORE >
Why was Jesus led into temptation? Why are we tempted? Can anything good come from the struggle? In this chapter, we will get a close up look at what is behind temptation, how to resist, and the...READ MORE >
The death of Kobe Bryant was shocking to us. How sudden. The moment he stepped into the helicopter last Sunday morning, he was probably not thinking that he would be face to face with his Creator...READ MORE >
The Body of Christ is an equipping mechanism to help us grow into fullness. Our passage today includes the concept of “speaking the truth in love.” What does that mean? Is it better for...READ MORE >
Do you ever wonder, “Where is Jesus?” According to Eph. 1:22b-23, the church embodies Christ on earth…“the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all…”. So, the...READ MORE >
Welcome to a new decade!
What are your thoughts going into 2020?
What should the church be doing in these days?
After prayer, elder retreats, and seeking wise counsel, we would like to share...READ MORE >
Over the last month, we have been immersed in the beauty and wonder of our Creator entering our world in human flesh so that we can personally know Him. Wow… I hope you have had the opportunity...READ MORE >
Join us this weekend to see how the story of the birth of Christ is linked to the Old Testament promises of God. Jesus becomes the answer to the long-awaited question, “Who is the rightful...READ MORE >
Some of the biggest joy stealers can be what you focus on or the story you tell yourself in your head. This weekend we are going to contrast the wise men with King Herod and see that where your...READ MORE >
Why does it seem at times like the Christmas experience is anything but peaceful? Perhaps it exacerbates the fact that we have tensions, turmoil, fractured relationships, financial pressure and...READ MORE >
People need hope. There is just too much that we can’t control.
As we prepare for the advent of Christ, we are going to take a look at the backstory. It is filled with hope because it is...READ MORE >
The breach is repaired, the community is restored and the people dedicate themselves to God. What a great story! After twelve years of investment, Nehemiah returns to his old job in Susa....READ MORE >
I often get sucked into the nuances of culture, “Have it your way…”, “Follow your heart…”, “You deserve…”, but I don’t find that it all really adds up to joy. In our story this...READ MORE >
It doesn’t take much to get off track. Since God is faithful and we are not so much, God gave us the group for our good. It keeps us moving in the right direction. After “repairing the...READ MORE >
Satan is already defeated, but he would love to wreck you. There is an invisible war and the story of Nehemiah reveals the tactics of the enemy. The walls are completed, but the gates are not...READ MORE >
As the “walls are being rebuilt” we run into a major roadblock! People begin to enslave each other after they had been bought and freed from slavery in exile! Nehemiah gets super angry!...READ MORE >