Waiting is a part of life. We often are left wondering why is waiting such a big part of life. We need to know how the Lord uses waiting. We need to figure out what we are to do in the waiting. And We are to understand that there surely will come a day when we are to cease waiting—and move! How do we wait well?
When life crashes in upon you, where will you find your hope? David lamented in the aftermath of King Saul’s death, (2 Samuel 1:25), “Oh how the mighty have fallen.” That same reality will come to all of us. When life comes crashing in around you—and all you can do is collapse—you are in the right place to find God.
This series ideals with the tough questions of our day and age. How does the church respond to some of the accusations hurled toward Christian Faith?
With: It is such a tiny little word, but it has such great hope and potential. We all long to be “with”.
Isaiah 7:14 is the basis of the series. Immanuel means, “God with us”. The single word “with” speaks to the major issues in our culture/world.
Money continues to be the biggest barrier to us having the “more abundant life” that God promised. Jesus has more to say about wealth, money, and giving than most anything else. We all tend to think, “If I just had more...” then all my problems would be fixed. "If I had more…" then I would be more thankful. We miss the mark. Life is so much more than money. But either you master it, or it will master you. The more you live life according to God’s economy, the more thankful you will be.
This series is a vision declaration to the church of where we are headed; by the grace and goodness of God. We exist so every Man, Woman and Child, might have the opportunity to Know Christ, Grow in Christ, and Go as the body of Christ. What does that mean? How is God calling us to fulfill that calling? This series is the result of a yearlong effort with the leadership team to understand our vision. We will unpack the key components of the vision God has given us.
Most everyone who is a Christ follower wants to be able to share their faith, but they feel ill-equipped to do so. God’s word is like planting. When you share the seed, you will see a harvest. Get into the harvest. The fields are ripe.
Work is a good gift of God. It is not an evil necessity to be endured. It is in fact; part of God’s good plans for our lives. But the very idea of “work” needs to be redeemed. It is not our master; it is to fall under the Lordship of Christ. How do we make the most of our work?
The world is desperate to see God’s vision of the church. But instead of the beautiful bride of Christ, the world often sees a judgmental, hypocritical people. But the church is to be Grace Made Visible. Jesus declared that the very thing that makes grace visible in the world is in our love for one another. When we are “one”, others will know we are his disciples. In other words, God’s grace in us becomes visible when we love one another well.