family

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

WE ARE FAMILY: Enter The Family

February 9, 2014Randy Christian

Christians talk about belonging to a “family”. The Bible tells us that, when we accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, we are adopted by God, the Father. We become heirs with Jesus of the spiritual blessings he gives—and he gives us a “deposit“—the Holy Spirit.

MYTHBUSTERS: God Has Priorities (J.O.Y.)

May 12, 2013Randy Christian

If I’m going to live my life in a healthy way, I have to have the right priorities–don’t I? Hasn’t God given me these priorities? Doesn’t my wife, or family, or kids come first? Does God set these priorities for my life–or has someone else done that? Is the idea of God’s priorities real, or just a myth?

CAZADORES DE MITOS
Dios Tiene Prioridades (J.O.Y)
¿Si voy a vivir mi vida de manera saludable, tengo que tener las prioridades correctas–no? ¿No Dios me ha dado estas prioridades? ¿No mi esposa, o familia o los niños vienen primero? ¿Dios establece las prioridades de mi vida–o alguien más hizo eso? ¿Es la idea de las prioridades de Dios reales, o sólo un mito?

CHRISTMAS TEXT: Genealogy

December 2, 2012Randy Christian

Who begat who-or is it whom? One of the more mind-numbing sections of scripture are the genealogies-the documentation of family lineages. Why did the Holy Spirit preserve such passages as these in scripture? And what does this passage have to do with Jesus? Join us as we explore Jesus’ family tree and learn why it is important to us.

Life Together: Family

September 26, 2010Randy Christian

The closest human relationships are supposed to be found in the context of families. Marriage, children, brothers and sisters—those we live closest with, and with whom we have the most intense relationships. But those intense relationships are not always strong or positive. How do we build family relationships that have the strength they were built to have?

Life Together: Start Here

September 12, 2010Randy Christian

When we talk about having “a relationship with Jesus” we try to understand it by looking at the relationships closest to us—friends, family members. But maybe it should be the other way around. Perhaps we can best understand and enter into relationships with others only when our relationship with Jesus is strong. As we begin the Life Together series, we start with our relationship with Jesus himself!