Trust

Parables of Jesus: "Assumptions"

Randy Christian

It is easy to make assumptions based on our own experiences — particular assumptions about our personal lives. But we all know assumptions can get us in trouble, and it is dangerous to assume without checking it out.

PARABLES OF JESUS - Assumptions Study Guide

Christmas Is - Forgiveness

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 - Forgiveness Study Guide

Christmas Is - Trust

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 - Trust Study Guide

What's Going On? - Prayer Service

Staff and Elders

Concerned about the election and what the future holds? The one thing we can do about it, that no one can take away, is pray! We are commanded to pray for our leaders, for others, and for peace. All of us who belong to Jesus need to start and finish with prayer! Join us for a special prayer service in which we will pray together for the leaders of this country, and for the gospel to be furthered through this situation.

WHAT'S GOING ON? - Prayer Service Study Guide

What's Going On? - Keeping the Peace

Randy Christian

It is easy to combat others who disagree with out mindset and lifestyles, especially when those reactions come out during times of turmoil and fear. However, we are called to be loving neighbors and peacemakers to all. How do we do such a task when we entirely disagree with what another says or does? Join us to discover how to keep the peace by looking to our Savior as the divine example.

WHAT'S GOING ON? - Keeping the Peace Study Guide

What's Going On? - The Vote

Randy Christian

All we see on the television, hear about in the news, and read on Facebook is the big political race. This November, America will be electing a new president. With so many hot topics that each candidate is addressing, how is the Christian body supposed to address such heated situations with God in mind? Where are we even supposed to stand politically? Join us Sunday to find out.

WHAT'S GOING ON? - The Vote Study Guide

Who Rose From the Dead?

March 27, 2016
Randy Christian
The resurrection of Jesus is universally recognized as the point of Easter. We don’t need to debate the resurrection—it is by far the most reasonable explanation of the facts we have. But it is important for us to focus on who it was who rose from the dead. It was Jesus, of course. But who was Jesus—and who is he to us? Jesus is God who became flesh. Jesus is the King of the Universe. Jesus is the sacrifice. Jesus is the brother who opens his family to our adoption. Jesus was and is all these things and more. But which one we focus on—which one we personally turn to—is determined by which of these we most need to turn to. The focus of Easter is determined by how we see Jesus. It is essential that our view of him must be Biblically accurate. But we turn to the “Jesus” we most need at the moment, and that isn’t a bad thing. It is perhaps the reason Jesus allowed us such a broad understanding of him. This Easter will focus on our need to actually turn to Jesus and respond to him. Who are we turning to, and why? Jesus the King died for us. But Jesus the priest, the big brother, the one who opens the family of God to us, rose from the dead.

I BELIEVE - In God

April 27, 2014Randy Christian

“I Believe” is a big statement. It doesn’t just mean we accept something as true. It also means we trust that truth, and live accordingly. So when we say we “believe in God” we need to be aware of what that really means. Do we know enough about God to say we accept this as true? Do we trust God? Do we live a life that says “I believe in God”? As we begin this 7 part series, no question is more important than “Do I Believe In God”?

POP MUSIC: I Don't Feel Him

July 21, 2013Randy Christian

“I just don’t feel close to God anymore”. We’ve all felt this–probably even said it. Sometimes we wonder what happened, other times we wonder why He has abandoned us. This experience isn’t new–and was in fact a common theme in Hebrew music. “I Don’t Feel Him” doesn’t have to be the last word!

PRACTICING JESUS: Practicing Faith

March 11, 2012Randy Christian

What is faith? Is it what we believe to be true? Is it what we trust in? Is it in the sum of those things we do because of what we believe to be true? To practice faith requires an understanding of what faith is—and what it is in. Join us as we explore the nature of faith and what it means to practice it.