Real People


March 29, 2015Randy 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, 2015Randy 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.


March 15, 2015Randy 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.


March 08, 2015Randy 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?


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.

REAL PEOPLE: Testimony

February 22, 2015Randy 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!


February 15, 2015Randy 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.