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New: "New Purpose"

Edmund Brooks

Many people know what their “calling” is. A friend of mine was called “Doctor” by his parents since he was a child. You can guess what his parents wanted his calling to be. But when you come to Christ you are called to an even bigger task. What is that task? What is your purpose as a Christian?

NEW - New Purpose study guide

New: "New Identity"

Edmund Brooks

Our society identifies a person by many different things. It could be your job. It could be your stage of life (parent, young married, retiree). It could be the country of origin for your family. But for those who are Christ followers, they are now identified by something else.

NEW - New Identity study guide

New: "New Family"

Edmund Brooks

When you become a Christian you become a part of God’s family. God is now your father and the people of God are now your brothers and sisters. How does that work out practically? How do we live with family that is not Christian? How do we live with this new family in the church? These are the questions we hope to answer this week.

NEW - New Family study guide

Letters For Living: Gospel Communities

Edmund Brooks

What does it look like to model the gospel in community? In chapter two of Titus, Paul gives Titus specific instructions on how to live counter culturally. These were important for the first century church and are relevant for the church in 2019 as well.

LETTERS FOR LIVING - Gospel Communities study guide

Escape: "The Mission"

Edmund Brooks

Many of us have heard the tales of Jonah and how her ran away from God's plan, but we often don't put ourselves into his shoes. When God calls upon us, what is our response? Yes, it is scary and hard, but it is asked by God! We, as Christ followers, an't say no to his plan. We must accept the Mission.

ESCAPE - The Mission study guide

Jesus Is Greater Than Sin

February 7, 2016
Edmund Brooks
Our society, like the Jews of the first century, is plagued by the twin threats: Sin and Unbelief (lack of faith). God has freed us from sin, but we so easily believe the lie that it can provide us what we want and need. And God has given us the ability to have faith. We can’t afford to let go of what he has given!

REAL PEOPLE: Jonah

March 01, 2015Edmund 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.

THE GOOD STUFF: For Christ's Sake

November 2, 2014Edmund Brooks

That phrase is usually heard as an expletive, but Paul took it seriously. If we belong to Jesus as our King, it changes how we approach life. Now we know it isn’t what we are interested in–what our agenda is–but what Jesus’ is interested in that is important. When we know that, the phrase changes and we actually live “for Christ’s sake”, and Paul gives two examples of men who live this way.

EXCESSIVE RIGHTEOUSNESS: Treasure and Worry

August 10, 2014Edmund Brooks

After a championship season, an athlete proclaimed “No one can ever take this away from us!”. The statement reflects the fact that we tend to fear losing what is important to us. So, what is important, and what do we do with that fear?

Treasure in Christ

January 6, 2013Edmund Brooks

We need to strive to love God above everything else. That was His intention when he made us. The fall ruined this for us, but Jesus’ death on the cross paid the way for us to return to this love! To do this, we have to be honest with ourselves and search our hearts to see if we really do love God above all else. And if you are not yet a Christian, taste and see that Jesus can give you joy that you have never known before!