Jul 29, 2018
For Our Neighbors – Week 5 (Four Eternal Truths)

If you've been to church at some point in your life, you've probably heard the term "gospel" at some point ... but what is this gospel? This summer, we'll be looking at the story of good news of that God illustrates throughout all of Scripture. We'll discover our own place in the gospel story and how to communicate it in powerful ways. We'll also look at how the Gospel has actually given us a new identity in Christ and how to live out the truth of this gospel identity in the normal rhythms of everyday life.

Last week we discuss four eternal truths, which - if we truly believe - can give us real victory over sin and move us to deeper joy and soul-satisfaction than we can imagine.
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During our For Our Neighbors series, we will be tapping into resources offered by Caesar Kalinowski, particularly his missive entitle The Gospel Primer. (https://www.caesarkalinowski.com/)
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  • Jul 29, 2018For Our Neighbors – Week 5 (Four Eternal Truths)
    Jul 29, 2018
    For Our Neighbors – Week 5 (Four Eternal Truths)

    If you've been to church at some point in your life, you've probably heard the term "gospel" at some point ... but what is this gospel? This summer, we'll be looking at the story of good news of that God illustrates throughout all of Scripture. We'll discover our own place in the gospel story and how to communicate it in powerful ways. We'll also look at how the Gospel has actually given us a new identity in Christ and how to live out the truth of this gospel identity in the normal rhythms of everyday life.

    Last week we discuss four eternal truths, which - if we truly believe - can give us real victory over sin and move us to deeper joy and soul-satisfaction than we can imagine.
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    During our For Our Neighbors series, we will be tapping into resources offered by Caesar Kalinowski, particularly his missive entitle The Gospel Primer. (https://www.caesarkalinowski.com/)
  • Jun 17, 2018EPIC – Week 7 (Abraham)
    Jun 17, 2018
    EPIC – Week 7 (Abraham)
    Series: EPIC
    Every one of us has story. Every man, woman, and child that has set foot on this earth has one. And every story has a hero. That story is meant to be EPIC, just like it’s hero. We believe that authentically following Jesus leads to a life that is better than one that you could write yourself. Through this message series, we'll discover how following the Creator of the universe leads to something truly Epic.
     
    We continue our look at the EPIC life by engaging with the well-known Bible character, Abraham, and we learn that God uses defining moments in our lives to develop our hearts.
  • May 27, 2018EPIC – Week 4 (Jacob)
    May 27, 2018
    EPIC – Week 4 (Jacob)
    Series: EPIC
    Every one of us has story. Every man, woman, and child that has set foot on this earth has one. And every story has a hero. That story is meant to be EPIC, just like it’s hero. We believe that authentically following Jesus leads to a life that is better than one that you could write yourself. Through this message series, we'll discover how following the Creator of the universe leads to something truly Epic.
     
    Our discussion of the EPIC life and the hero Jesus takes us to the story of Jacob, a man who seemed to do everything wrong before he started doing it right.
  • Mar 25, 2018Red Letter Day – Week 4
    Mar 25, 2018
    Red Letter Day – Week 4
    After suffering more than the collective suffering of all humanity - past, present, & future - Jesus utter the words "It is finished" from the cross.  Within these simple words is packed the fullness of the good news that Jesus came to preach ... namely, that the full price of our sins has been paid and made available to all those who will accept it.
     
    A red letter day is one that is marked by significance, by something that will be remembered and that will leave a lasting mark on the world around us. 2000 years ago, there was a red letter day like no other, when the fundamentals of this world were turned on their head. On that day, the One who changed everything cried out several powerful truths, and we can learn more than we can imagine from looking into them.
  • Feb 18, 2018Too Good To Be True – S1E4 (Col 2.6-2.15)
    Feb 18, 2018
    Too Good To Be True – S1E4 (Col 2.6-2.15)
    Eternity is a reality that doesn't start at some distant time in the future, but one that began with the inception of creation and for each of us when we were born ... we're already in eternity.  And that eternity - my eternity - pivots directly on how I believe about one central idea: who is Jesus?
     
    Frankie Valli once famously penned these iconic words: “You’re too good to be true - I can't take my eyes off you ... at long last love has arrived, and I thank God I'm alive.” These words capture that distinct wonder of encountering something SO good that it seems unbelievable, and yet which draws us inexplicably toward it. As we dig into Season One of our Too Good To Be True series, we will discover a reality that is bigger and better than anything we could have hoped to imagine, and is more true than anything else we could ever discover.
  • Jan 28, 2018Too Good To Be True – S1E1 (Col 1.1-14)
    Jan 28, 2018
    Too Good To Be True – S1E1 (Col 1.1-14)
    Frankie Valli once famously penned these iconic words: “You’re too good to be true - I can't take my eyes off you ... at long last love has arrived, and I thank God I'm alive.” These words capture that distinct wonder of encountering something SO good that it seems unbelievable, and yet which draws us inexplicably toward it. As we dig into Season One of our Too Good To Be True series, we will discover a reality that is bigger and better than anything we could have hoped to imagine, and is more true than anything else we could ever discover.
  • Dec 31, 2017Light of the World – Week 6
    Dec 31, 2017
    Light of the World – Week 6
    If we look around us, this world can seem pretty dark. The answer is to find light in the darkness ... Jesus is the light that overcomes the dark, and that’s what makes Christmas the most wonderful time of the year. It’s not  because of what’s happening but because of what happened, not because of who is with us but because of who is for us.
     
    This morning, we look ahead to the final result of what it means to walk in the Light that came to this world 2000 years ago - and it is this simple truth:  once I've encountered Jesus in a real and authentic way, cannot stay the same as I was before.
  • Dec 17, 2017Light of the World – Week 4
    Dec 17, 2017
    Light of the World – Week 4
    If we look around us, this world can seem pretty dark. The answer is to find light in the darkness ... Jesus is the light that overcomes the dark, and that’s what makes Christmas the most wonderful time of the year. It’s not  because of what’s happening but because of what happened, not because of who is with us but because of who is for us.
     
    This morning, we discuss that walking in the light of Jesus produces a faithfulness in us that is truly epic, but that it requires us to engage in life in a particular way.
  • Nov 26, 2017Light of the World – Week 1
    Nov 26, 2017
    Light of the World – Week 1
    If we look around us, this world can seem pretty dark. The answer is to find light in the darkness ... Jesus is the light that overcomes the dark, and that’s what makes Christmas the most wonderful time of the year. It’s not  because of what’s happening but because of what happened, not because of who is with us but because of who is for us.
     
    This morning, we begin our discovery of the impact the Light of World has had, can have, and will have in our lives and on all of eternity.
  • Nov 5, 2017Sometimes It Takes a Party – Week 2
    Nov 5, 2017
    Sometimes It Takes a Party – Week 2
    Sometimes, it takes a party to change how we see those around us and to change how we present the most important truth of all - that Jesus loves, that we love, and that there is hope in this crazy world. 
     
    Today, Pastor Brad helps to further define the kind of party (and kind of partyers) that God desires.  We look at the goodness of God, and how that goodness should motivate us both to party well and to help others party, too.