GETTING IT RIGHT: Hope of Faith

April 12, 2015
Randy Christian

Paul begins his letter to Titus with his traditional greeting. But he adds a simple and important statement—that our faith rests on hope. The hope isn’t generic—it rests on God’s promise. Getting faith right depends on that faith being founded on the right thing. 

GETTING IT RIGHT: Real Faith (Easter)

April 05, 2015
Randy Christian

Easter is about the resurrection of Jesus, but when we talk about having faith in Jesus, are we including this? Paul made it clear in 1 Corinthians 15 that without faith in the resurrection, whatever “faith” we have left is worthless. We invite you to join us as we explore what this faith in the resurrection means, and how we can live it today!

REAL PEOPLE: Judas

March 29, 2015
Randy Christian

No one names his newborn son “Judas”. It is a name held in contempt by everyone in the world, Christian or not. But Judas wasn’t a demon. He was, in fact, uncomfortably similar to us. And the more we understand that similarity, the less likely we will fall into the same trap that made “Judas” the most infamous name in history.

REAL PEOPLE: Priscilla

March 22, 2015
Randy Christian

Priscilla’s name is never found in the scripture without her husband’s name. Not uncommon in a patriarchal society. However, there is one small but significant grammatical point which changes how we see Priscilla and Aquila–and should help us understand how God uses different people at different times.

REAL PEOPLE: Esther

March 15, 2015
Randy Christian

Beauty, wealth, position–what more could any young woman ask? How about the knowledge that you won’t be killed just for going into the room where your husband is? Esther was a Jewish woman thrust into the court intrigue of the Persian court. She didn’t ask for it, but she was willing to use her position–even if it cost her death–to serve the Lord and her people.

REAL PEOPLE: Gideon

March 08, 2015
Randy Christian

The phrase “putting out a fleece” is known to most Christians. The funny thing is, rather than an example of faith and how to understand God’s will, the real “fleece” was an example of doubt and reluctance to obey God. So, what was Gideon’s faith really like, and what can we learn from it?

REAL PEOPLE: Jonah

March 01, 2015
Edmund Brooks

Most people have heard about Jonah’s journey at sea, but what was his message? Why was that important? Also Jonah was a prophet of God, but his actions let us all know that he was a human just like us. Jonah was a real person and a study in his life will show us the tender mercy of God.

REAL PEOPLE: Testimony

February 22, 2015
Randy Christian

While he didn’t live in the time of the scriptures, Randy Christian, our senior minister is a real person ☺. On December 7th he suffered a serious leg injury in a motorcycle accident, and since then has been preaching from a wheel chair. Today he walks out (with the help of crutches) and shares his testimony of how God has used this situation to build righteousness and peace into his life (Hebrews 12:11)—and hopefully yours too!

REAL PEOPLE: Job

February 15, 2015
Randy Christian

Throughout the world, Job is known for his patience. Ironic, because if you read what he said about his experiences, he wasn’t all that patient. Who was this guy, and why did all this happen to him? How did he respond, and ultimately, what lessons does the Holy Spirit have for us from the book of Job? We invite you to join us as we begin a 6 part series call “Real People”, exploring actual people from the Bible who have become legendary, but who actually were just like you and me.

WE DON’T TALK ABOUT THAT: Sex

February 8, 2015
Randy Christian

Ok, almost everyone talks about sex. TV, movies, the news, schools—and yes, churches. But what do we actually talk about? Too often churches’ discussion of sex is limited to “Don’t” or “Don’t tell me”. Pretty lame considering how powerful a part of peoples’ lives this is. What does the Bible say about sex and sexuality, and what does the church need to be telling people?

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