De-stressing essentials include cultivating true spirituality, developing a positive self-image and focusing on positive dreams and goals for your life.
Scripture: Luke 10:27, Psalm 139:14, Proverbs 30:31
Topic: Identity in Christ
Every Christ-follower needs to claim their place of belonging in God's family, the church. God has gifted us uniquely to serve in the body and meet the needs of others.
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:9, Romans 12:4, Galatians 3:26, John 13:34-35, Ephesians 1:3
Topic: Church Unity
There’s been much hand-wringing over ISIS’s success in recruiting young men from the West to join their holy war. Contrary to the stereotype of the poor, disadvantaged youth acting out his rage by joining a jihad, many of ISIS’s male recruits hail from middle class homes in prosperous communities. Why would these men exchange safe, comfortable lives to fight for a bloody...
Author: David Murrow
This past year, Barna Group has spent a considerable amount of time studying the unchurched—those who have not attended church within the past six months. Much of that research is collected in the new Barna project Churchless , edited by David Kinnaman and George Barna. One of the most remarkable findings is that unchurched people are not always unbelievers—in fact,...
Author: David Kinnaman
Topic: Church and Culture
Proverbs three is a life map that we can't avoid. This pithy chapter has keys to love, life and faith that will stay our course on our walks with God. In my regular, daily Bible reading over the past year I read through Proverbs 3, a passage I've studied and preached through many times. But during this reading, I realized that in verses 3 through 12 we have all the themes of...
Author: Tim Keller
Ungodly companions offer bad advice, encourage us to make unwise decisions and lower our ethical standards. Who advises me? To whom do I look for approval of my choices? What is my ultimate guide-the Word or the World. Jesus wants us to be friendly to everyone, but to choose our friends wisely.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Psalm 1:1-6, Psalm 119:105, Proverbs 12:15, Proverbs 12:26, Proverbs 22:24
Celebration is about spiritually savoring all of who God is, all that He has done. It is all about the joy available to us and the connections we have with others. Celebration is God's promise that pulls us forward and assures us that we have a secure future in Him. We must savor Him and all His gifts with a grateful heart.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Psalm 118:24, Nehemiah 8:9-12, 1 Thessalonians 5:16, Deuteronomy 16, Nehemiah 8:9-11
The Christmas season encourages dreams and expectations. Be refreshed by the continual unwrapping of the gifts of God's grace.
Scripture: Luke 7:11-23, Genesis 103:3, Romans 8:1
The local church is a powerful force to be reckoned with as they show together, grow together and go together. Engaging the local church is more significant than we realize. the Christian life is far more communal than we American individualists realize.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: Galatians 3:28, John 17:20-23, Acts 2:46-47, Ephesians 2:15-18, Ephesians 3:10
Topic: Church Mission
Idolatry is leashing yourself to something other than God. It arises out of the human need to have intrinsic value and control of life. Idolatry is attempting to meet that need by assigning power to something of human invention or imagination to be responsible for meeting that need. To know and understand that principle will set you free to be wildly relational with a God who...
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Genesis 1:1-3, Deuteronomy 4:7, Deuteronomy 4:15-19, John 1:1-2
Topic: Love of God