UPCOMING MESSAGES

June 5 - July 10 Sermon Series: The Battle
Series Summary: Each of us fights battles every day. Others may not be aware of those battles at the time, but most of the battles are common—fought by others as well. Does the Bible give us any guidance in fighting these battles and living faithfully?

June 26
The Battle

Temptation

Temptation is common to all human beings—including the one God became. Temptation is not the problem—how we respond to it is. Why are we tempted? How can we battle this temptation? Is temptation a battle we have to fight alone?

July 3
The Battle

Loneliness

In a metroplex of over 17 million people, isolation and loneliness is still extraordinarily common. In fact, one of the greatest ironies in the church is that people who are part of a community of such love and diversity can feel so alone. How do we deal with such loneliness, and realize the benefit of living in such a loving community?

July 10
The Battle

I Don't Know and I Don't Care

What’s the difference between apathy and ignorance? I don’t know and I don’t care. Of course, these don’t describe Christians, right? But how would we know? And what do we do about it if we find out these are present in our lives?

July 17 - August 7 Sermon Series: Capture the Awe
Series Summary: “Awesome!” is one of the most common descriptions used today. Our day is “Awesome”, our lunch is “Awesome”, the movie we just watched is “Awesome”. But “Awesome” means it brings us to a point of awe—an overwhelming feeling of reverence, respect or admiration. It is no mystery that we struggle to experience true Awe before God when we consider our cheeseburger to be “Awesome”. Is it important for us to have that awe? And if so, how do we get it?

July 17
Capture the Awe

God Is...

Who is God, and what is he like? If we really understood the answers to these questions, we would talk about him—and to him—differently. God isn’t “the man upstairs” or “my copilot”. He isn’t my “buddy”—he is the all powerful creator of the universe. His character is beyond our understanding, and his power has no limits. He himself is beyond our ability to understand—but what we do understand about him tells us he is perfect righteousness and perfect love combined—he is Awesome!

July 24
Capture the Awe
Falling in Love Again

Why do so many people seem to be apathetic about God? Why do we lack passion for our relationship with him? What difference does it make? And can we do anything about it?

July 31
Capture the Awe

Remember...

Throughout scripture God’s people have been encouraged to remember God’s work in their lives and in their history. This theme carries all the way to Jesus’ last night before the crucifixion when he told his followers to remember his sacrifice—and gave them a way to do that. Why is remembering these things so important? What do we need to remember in order to recapture the sense of awe before God?

August 7
Capture the Awe

He Is God and I Am Not

In the end, our view of God will always be mundane if we see him in human terms. If we attribute human emotion and characteristics to him—and insist on seeing him through our own experiences and characteristics (“if it were me…”) God will never awe us. We have to recapture the truth of this basic statement: He is God, and I am not.

August 14 - August 28 Sermon Series: The Irrational God
Series Summary: Paul says the Christian faith is foolishness to the wise of the world. In other words, it just doesn’t make sense sometimes. The very idea that God would become flesh and that he would solve the problem of righteousness and love by combining them in his self-sacrifice boggles the mind. But sometimes the way we are to live in faithfulness to our King also seems foolish. How do we keep faith with the God who just doesn’t make sense to us?

August 14
The Irrational God

Success

Anywhere in the world you will see people striving to be great. More money, more power, more influence, more fame—all more than others. These are the things we believe make people great. Even the greatness of churches are measured by whether they have more people, more buildings or more money than others. But Jesus said this was the world’s approach, not his. Instead, if we are to be great, we have to become the servant of everyone.

August 21
The Irrational God
I Don't Like You

Many of us don’t think of having enemies—or if we do, we see them as distant (foreign terrorists, etc.). But an enemy is anyone who sets themselves against us—and there are many who do this. Jesus’ countrymen fully understood “enemy”, and were amazed that Jesus could say the way to treat these people was to love them. How do we do this? What does “loving your enemy” look like today?

August 28
The Irrational God
Got Life?

You only live once—so live it to the fullest. This makes sense, right? Many in our world spend their whole lives seeking joy, happiness, fulfillment, purpose—life. But Jesus said the more we seek our life, the less we find it. It is only when we agree to lose our life—denying ourselves--that we find it!

September 4
Labor Day
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