We constantly find ourselves captivated by a whole lot of things. There’s a seemingly endless bunch of stuff that we become absolutely fascinated with and fixated upon, sometimes to the point that we’re held in some sort of riveted hypnotic trance. A lot of times we’re kind of like mesmerized moths who find ourselves irresistibly drawn to some sort of light, whatever that...
Author: Craig Lounsbrough
Casas Church devotes a day to honor First Responders. In a culture filled with fear, we must trust God and pray for those who protect us. Remember who you are, where you came from, what God has done in you. Remember the gift God has given you - life, grace, influence. God wants to do great things through you in this world. Don't let fear diminish that. Recognize the first of...
Speaker: Ryan Kramer
Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:5-7
Is the Word of God that should drive our discussions about modesty. What has God revealed about it? First and foremost, a biblical definition of modesty must focus on the heart . Modesty is primarily about our motivations. In addition, modest dress is also about discernment, having an awareness of others and our environment. Modern Modesty Controversies In a recent...
Author: Luke Gilkerson
The relationship of homosexuality to Christianity is without doubt one of the main subjects of cultural conversation today. If you are a Christian in New York City, it is nearly impossible to talk about your faith without this subject being raised. Although it is not central to the gospel message at the heart of Christianity, right now the cultural moment requires that we be...
Author: Tim Keller
Do you remember when you first heard the “sex talk”? I had the “sex talk” with both of my boys. Each responded in the same way. They interrupted me and said, “Dad, it’s okay. I know what you are trying to do, but I really don’t want to talk about this. Can we just skip it?” I persevered. I gave “the talk.” I survived. And so did they. God our creator designed us as sexual...
Author: Jeff Jones
“Gary R. Brooks, Ph.D., describes what he observes as a ‘pervasive disorder’ linked to the consumption of soft-core pornography like Playboy .1 He mentions five main symptoms of this:” • “Voyeurism – An obsession with looking at women rather than interacting with them ; this can apply to far more than pornography, including any consumption of the ‘sexuality-on-tap’...
Author: Luke Gilkerson
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine… That’s a line from the chorus of a hit song by the band R.E.M. And I think, surprisingly, there’s a great deal of truth in it. I was pulled aside after a Sunday morning service not long ago by an attender who wanted to know when I was going to be warning the congregation about the impending crash of the world...
Author: Brandon Cox
Topic: Preaching & Teaching
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
God reveals Himself through His character. As His grace is revealed, His truth becomes clear.
There's no limit to the good thoughts God wants us to have. So, why do we waste so much time preoccupied with our doubts and fears? How are we supposed to handle these thoughts? Pastor Steven teaches us how to be brave in our faith by developing a courageous state of mind, holding onto the thoughts that come from God, and demolishing the thoughts that take hold of us. ...
Speaker: Steven Furtick
Topic: Emotional Health