Parables of Jesus: “The New and the Old”

January 15, 2017

Randy Christian

Change can be welcomes or dreaded. But change does come, and, when it does, it often affects far more than what we are hoping for. Sometimes, when change needs to happen, it needs to happen broadly. How can we tell? And how can we handle the good changes?

Thrive

January 8, 2017

Randy Christian

As we enter the New Year, we need to take stock of the most important — essential — parts of our lives. Join us as we review the essentials with a new guide to rating ourselves and understanding how we should respond to the results.

Satisfied?

January 1, 2017

Edmund Brooks

The New Year is here, which means the glow and the hype of the holidays are soon fading, but are we loosing the joy that Christ has given us too? Our Christmas toys and gadgets are seeming less and less special each day – they are loosing their luster, but is our satisfaction in the Lord standing strong, or is it on idol things? Let us refocus our satisfaction and joy in the gifts of our Savior this New Year.

Birthday Party for Jesus

December 25, 2016

Randy Christian

“Birthday Party for Jesus”
This year of Christmas falls on a Sunday. We do not miss our worship services or say things like, “Christmas is about family”, because it isn’t! Christmas is a birthday– Jesus’ birthday! It isn’t about me, you, or our families. It’s about HIM! So, this year instead of having our normal services, we will worship the Lord by celebrating His birthday with a big Birthday Party for Jesus!

Christmas Is – Celebration

December 18, 2016

Randy Christian

For most people, the idea of Christmas being a celebration is pretty natural. After all, we have school Christmas parties, office Christmas parties, church Christmas parties, family Christmas gatherings … and we do celebrate! However, we don’t always know what we’re celebrating, and we don’t always know the right way to celebrate. For some, Christmas celebrations are among the most stressful and depressing time of the year! This shouldn’t be– and it doesn’t have to be.

Christmas Is – Forgiveness

December 11, 2016

Randy Christian

So, do you struggle with forgiveness? Most people would see forgiveness as part of the “Christmas spirit”. But do they understand that forgiveness is actually the design of the original Christmas? Grace and Trust are given by Jesus and by us– and the result of that is forgiveness. When we understand that, we celebrate differently, because we are aware of the gift God has given us. AND we are able to pass that gift on to others because we have received it first!

Christmas Is – Trust

December 4, 2016

Randy Christian

Trust isn’t a word most people immediately associate with Christmas. But trust is part of faith– and faith is how we accept THE Christmas Present. So, what is trust? How do we trust– especially when we don’t FEEl trust? And how can we make trust a part of this Christmas celebration?

Christmas Is – Grace

November 27, 2016

Randy Christian

To understand Christmas, we have to first understand that Christmas is Grace! But “grace” is a “church word” — a word that is used in church gatherings by people who rarely can define or explain it to each other, much less to those in the world around them. We need to understand grace — and the inherent link between Christmas and grace. Because Christmas is grace!

Obsession

November 20, 2016

Randy Christian

Obsession typically has a negative connotation, but the truth is that it can be good or bad. Depending on how its used, it can be a driving force to bring us closer to God or a force that distances ourselves from Him and everyone else around us. It could cause us to sin. So what does the difference look like? Let’s take an inside look on what obsession looks like biblically.

Aftermath

November 13, 2016

Randy Christian

It’s extremely important how we behave after this election. To the Lord, to others, and to us. In fact, how we behave is either an act of worship to the Lord or an act of refusal to worship him. What’s the difference? We’ll explore that this week as we worship together and look at the “Aftermath”.

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