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FCC MonmouthMay 28, 2023
Injecting Joy Into Life - "A Yearish With Jesus"
It is so easy to be negative today, but in a world where pessimism diminishes our lives, God injects a source of genuine joy
into our days through the Gospel. Join us as we discuss the joy of the Gospel and how it impacts our outlook on life and the world around us.
The Serious Business of Jesus - "A Yearish With Jesus"
It is easy to misunderstand the serious business of Jesus. It is also easy to become too comfortable with Christ. Join us as we discuss how to prioritize Jesus and his business over the matters of this world.
The Story in the Background - "A Yearish With Jesus"
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes there is even more being said in the background of a photo. Join us as we explore the bigger story being told in a few pictures from the life of Jesus.
The Narrow Road - "A Yearish With Jesus"
What does it mean to really follow Jesus? The answer is not complicated, but it is challenging. Join us this week as we explore this question as part of our series, "A Year-ish With Jesus". See you there!
Judging Without Being Judgemental - A Yearish With Jesus
"Do Not Judge" is a cardinal virtue in our society today, but is our understanding of this command really what Jesus had in mind? Join us as we answer this question in our series, "A Year-ish With Jesus".
Renovating a Worried Mind - "A Yearish With Jesus"
Worry is worthless, and yet, we often can help ourselves from being anxious about life's unpredictability. So, how do we stop worrying? Join us as we continue
our series "A Year-ish With Jesus".
A Tale of Two Shoes - Jarod Walker
Join us in welcoming our guest speaker Jarod Walker as he shares his message "A Tale of Two Shoes".
Defeating Despair - Easter 2023
Join us as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and learn about some of the practical ways it impacts our lives!
Loving our friends and neighbors comes with challenges, but it is easy most of the time. Tolerating our enemies, much less loving them, is an entirely different matter. Yet, that is exactly what Christ calls his followers to do, but why? Join us as we tackle this question in our sermon series "A Year-ish With Jesus".
Cheeks, Shirts, and Backpacks - A Yearish With Jesus
We hear from many different voices today that forgiving others sets us free, but sometimes that is easier said than done. How do we overlook offenses and move forward with forgiveness? Explore this question with us as we continue our year-long sermon series through the Gospel of Matthew.
Marriage and Divorce - A Yearish With Jesus
Divorce stinks, but marriage is hard. Nobody wants to see a marriage end, but the struggle can sometimes seem like too much, so what do we do? Is divorce an option for Christian people? What steps can we take to revive a struggling marriage? Join us as we touch on these and other marriage questions as we continue our series "A Year-ish With Jesus".
The Story Sex Tells - A Yearish With Jesus
For better or worse, sex has always been a powerful force in the story of people's lives. But what story is it telling and how much power should it really have? Join us for a Biblically informed, frank conversation about sex in our culture and lives.
What To Do When You Hurt
Everyone goes through a time of hurt. In this message we discuss how to handle that hurt in a way that glorifies God. Join us at 9:30 in person or at 10:30 online/in person as we continue our series "A Year-ish With Jesus".
Everybody gets angry, but few would call it a problem. Truth be told, most of us are angrier than we realize, and doing damage to ourselves and others in the process. Join us this Sunday in person at 9am or in person and online at 10:30am as we talk about recognizing and redirecting the anger inside us.
John 3:16 with Dan Simmons
Join us as we approach the meaning of the most famous verse in all of scripture!
Join us this week as we begin a look at one of the most famous collection of teachings in human history, The Sermon on the Mount.
A Question, a Kingdom, and a Surprising Call - A Yearish With Jesus
Big questions sometimes lead to big breakthroughs. Join us as we breakthrough to a deeper understanding of God's calling and person. Part of our series "A Year-ish With Jesus".
Tests and Temptations - A Yearish With Jesus
They say that every challenge is an opportunity in disguise. The same could be said about the temptations we face in our lives. Join us as we discuss overcoming temptations in continuation of our series "A Year-ish With Jesus".
Powerful, Meaningful Change - A Yearish With Jesus
Each New Year presents the opportunity to make a change. Some choose to change habits or pursue a healthier lifestyle, but what if we instead pursued a deeper change? What if we sought to end our family drama? What if we sought to resuscitate our dying marriage? What if we sought to forgive those we swore to never speak to again? There is power to pursue meaningful change this year, and it begins with our posture to God's ways.
Guest Speaker - Dave Upchurch
Join us in welcoming our guest speaker Dave Upchurch as he share his message with us titled "A Christmas to Remember"!
Jesus and the Prophetic Witness - A Year-ish With Jesus pt. 2
Does it ever feel like you are alone in life? Why do things seem to be going better for everyone else? Does God care or has He abandoned us? When we face discouragement, these questions can often manifest in our minds, but the birth of Christ reminds us that God has not left. He is still with us. Join us for part 2 of our series "A Year-ish With Jesus".
Jesus and the Long Story - A Year(ish) With Jesus pt. 1
Every Christmas season is filled with expectation. This was especially true of the first Christmas, and God's answer to those ancient longings are still just as relevant for us today. Join us for the beginning of a brand new sermon series called "A Year(ish) With Jesus"!
Success in the Mess
We often bemoan life's difficulties, but what if our hardships were actually important, even necessary, opportunities in disguise? Join us for the final part of our series "Champions" as we discuss this uncomfortable but powerful question.
Equipped to Overcome - Champions pt. 3
Christianity focuses a lot on a future reward. While this is very encouraging, we sometimes need encouragement and relief today. That's where God's Holy Spirit steps in and goes to work. Join us for part 3 of our series "Champions" in which we are discussing the victory God has given through the Gospel!
All Things New and You - Champions pt. 2
Our bodies are often the source of frustration. Both mental and physical health declines create uncertainty and doubt in our faith. The good news of the Gospel holds hope for our bodies, though. When God says he is making all things new, that includes you and I. Join us for part 2 of our series "Champions" where we will be finding encouragement in God's plan for our future bodies.
Don't Stress the Mess - Champions pt. 1
The Gospel offers us hope as we make our way through a messy world, but sometimes that mess can seem overwhelming. Join us for a new sermon series call "Champions", in which we will be encouraged by the full scope of God's good news and His victory over all the mess.
Choose Who You Eat With - Mindfield
We have all heard the expression, "You are what you eat", but a growing body of research also indicates that we become who we eat with. The company we keep has a huge impact on how we live and think, so picking these people intentionally seems important. Join us as we conclude our series "Mindfield".
Nourishing the Mind - Mindfield pt. 5
As our life changes from one phase to another, our diet often changes as well. Infants don't eat the same food as adults, after all. The same principle applies to our spiritual development as well. Cultivating a new mind requires a new kind of mental diet.
Mindfield: You Are What You Eat
"You Are What You Eat" applies just as much to our mind as it does our body. The key to cultivating a renewed mind is often a change in what we feed it.
Happiness is Overrated
The pursuit of happiness is etched into our cultural mindset. The Constitution even calls in an unalienable right that all people posses, but what if the pursuit of happiness is actually making us less happy? Join us for part 4 of our series "Mindfield".
Mindfield pt. 3 - Right For Me But Not For Thee
Who determines right from wrong? Is morality relative, absolute, or a little bit of both? Join us for part 3 of our series Mindfield.
Mindfield pt. 2 - My Truth According to Me
What is the truth? Who defines the truth? Is it possible for there to be multiple truths? These are the questions at the root of many of our societal conversations. Many times we might live out our lives not ever realizing someone has answered those questions for us. It is important to understand the truth about truth. Join us for part 2 of our series "Mindfield".
Minefield Part 1
The mind is where a life of worship begins, but competing ideas complicate the best way to honor God today. Don't miss this new series all about cultivating a renewed mind!
Season of Healing
God finds us in our brokenness and intends to heal, but the journey may not be what we expect. Check out this special message from FCC's own Jason Vana.
Assured A Reason to Praise
Join us as we wrap up our series "Blessed Assurance"!
Assured by Love
We hear it all the time: God loves you. Sometimes we might hear it so often that we lose sight of what it really means, or even stop believing it fully. Nothing is more assuring, though, than hearing this truth for all that it is worth. Part 3 of our series "Blessed Assurance"
Assured of Suffering
Hardship is often seen as an enemy. After all, how could suffering accomplish anything good? Remarkably though, the Gospel assures us that even in our struggle, God's sovereignty is not beyond working for our benefit. Part 2 of our series "Blessed Assurance".
Assured of Peace
The Gospel holds many promises for life, but our circumstances and immediate experiences can sometime call these blessings into question. Join us for a new sermon series called, "Blessed Assurance," as dig into scripture to find the steadfast hope of the Gospel for today.
United In Freedom
Join us for the conclusion of our series, "Life, Liberty, and Lambchops" where we will be discussing important steps we can all take to promote unity in our churches.
When Freedom Divides
Too often big fights concern small matters. This can be true in families, circles of friends, and even churches. We discuss avoiding dangerous division as part of our sermon series, "Life, Liberty, and Lambchops".
Freedom of Conscience
There are a lot of things the Bible is unclear on. Instead of illustrating irrelevancy, this demonstrates the incredible liberty we have in Christ.
Guest Speaker - Tad Blackner
(From July 3, 2022)
Checkup for the Spirit
Routine checkups are important for maintaining a healthy body. Many times these might confirm that everything is fine, but they might just as easily reveal a serious issue. The same principle applies to our faith. Everyone needs a spiritual checkup from time to time.
Listen to the Coach
A great coach can often be the deciding factor between a skilled athlete and a winning athlete. In the Christian life, listening to the coach can play just as vital of a role.
If you want to play to win, you have to have a plan and know how to execute it. Playbooks are essential both in the world of athletics and the Christian life.
A New Way to Play
Solid fundamentals are crucial to winning in any sport. Top athletes are always looking to remove hindrances to their stance, form, or swing. The same intentionality and dedication is necessary in the Christian life as well.
Baptism is an important rite and symbol in our faith journey, but what exactly happens in the waters, and why is it so important in our walk with Christ? Find out in part 2 of our series, "Play to Win."
A Winning team
In the worlds of both sport and spirit, half-hearted efforts won't amount to victory. Winners play to win.
A Mother's Day Question
The Question of Others
When you have the good news, you inevitably want to share it. The good news of the Gospel is no exception, but how to we respond to the inevitable questions of the other people? What if we don't know the answer? What if we get something wrong? How can we best go about sharing the good news?
A Question of Hope
People have a lot of questions about the afterlife. Where do we go? What is it like? Will there be tacos in heaven? The resurrection of Jesus leads us to some immensely satisfying answers.
Trusting When Uncertain
We all want to be certain about our decisions, even when absolute certainty isn't possible. So how can we have faith without having all the answers?
Time for Trust
Trusting God is easy when he works according to our plans and our timing. That rarely happens, however. Real faith is the trust shown even when God works on his own schedule.
Trust His Plans
Most believe that God has a plan, but when that plan diverges from our expectations, it can leave us with a lot of questions.
What is Faith?
Faith is such an important, yet somewhat vague concept. We are often told to have faith, but what does that mean?
Loving AND Fearing God
Guest Speaker, Jerod Walker from Christian Financial Resources
The Public Defender
Everyone believes themselves to be the hero of their own story, even when they truthfully are not. However, there is a true hope, and a true hero that we can depend on.
A Hostile Witness
Hypocrisy is often repelling, particularly when it takes place in the Church. How can we identify inconsistency between our life and faith, and what steps can we take to represent our beliefs more faithfully?
Christians are sometimes accused of being self-righteous. Is this true, and if so, why is that? Maybe more importantly, what can we do to change?
Christianity is sometimes accused of being a judgmental religion, and there may at times be truth behind this.
There is a Judge
Justice and judgment are something that a stable society relies on. Someone has to uphold the law. The same is true on a spiritual level. Justice demands the evil be punished. There is a judge, but we might be surprised by the nature of both his judgment and his leniency.
News too Good Not to Share
What do you talk about most? The weather? Your favorite team? The news? How much of our conversation is spent adding value to people's lives versus adding to the negativity around us? Everyone could stand to hear more good news today.
Good News That Includes Us
1 truly is the loneliest number. People were made to be in relationship with one another. Study after study illustrates how community improves our physical, mental, and emotional health. Our spiritual well-being is no different. We need community.
Good News For You
January 16, 2022
"Silent Night" is one of the most widely known carols in the world, and the story of it's growth and popularity have a lot to teach us about the story it celebrates.
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Sometimes all of the necessary pieces come together at just the right time. Such is the case, both in this classic carol, and in the Christmas story itself.
Hark! The Herald Angel Sing
Our favorite Christmas carols often have a lesson to teach us. Sometimes that lesson is learned through the lyrics, but other times it is hidden in the history of the song itself.
The Secret to Contentment
Contentment often seems elusive, especially this time of year. As soon as we find satisfaction, something comes along to stoke the fires of discontent. We want different stuff, a different job, a different house, a different circumstance. Why is contentment so hard to hang onto?
The Voice of Victory
Sometimes the difference between victory and defeat lies in the voices we listen to. This holds true on the battlefield, in athletics, and even in eternal matters of life and faith.
The Greater Picture
The tyranny of the immediate often distracts us from the most important things in life. A great way to escape this pattern is to continually be reminded of the bigger picture.
Actions speak louder than words, so what does your conduct say about you? The question has power to stop and make us think. Perhaps an even more thought provoking question to ask, though, is what our conduct says about the Gospel?
God's Greater Thing
What comes to mind when you think of "The Church?" An institution? Good memories? Hypocrites? Both believers and the world at large have various mis/understandings of the Church, but what does God have to say about it? The answer might change how we understand not only the Church, but ourselves at well.
Guest Speaker: Tracy Thomas
God's people are called to be different, but different can be difficult.
"Yes" and "No"
Saying "Yes," to one thing usually means saying "No," to another. So when we say "Yes" to the Gospel, what all are embracing, and what are we saying "No," to?
Unaware But Now Enlightened
Why do so many people pursue what seem like obviously bad ideas? What blinds them, but enables others to see clearly?
All for One
What do a healthy church and a healthy personal faith have in common?
Distant But Brought Near
We live in a highly divided nation. At times, it seems that people and groups are too far apart to be reconciled, but God has good news and a plan for unity.
Dead But Made Alive
"But" is a small word, yet it can make a huge impact.
A Fool-Proof Plan
If God has a plan, then why is there so much chaos in the world today?
A Plan of Purpose
August 29, 2021
A Loving Plan
August 22, 2021
What's The Plan?
August 15, 2021
Road trips are better when others come along for the ride. The same is true as we travel down the road of life.
Have you ever had a day that couldn't end soon enough? Sometimes what we need more than anything is the reminder that tomorrow is a new day with new beginning.
Fork in the Road
The road of life often forks with one path looking like it will satisfy us, and the other looking like it will satisfy God. Which is truly the happy trail?
Silence is comfortable, safe, and non-confrontational, but when good people remain silent in the face of injustice, we risk losing something precious.
The Voice of Justice
Silence is comfortable, safe, and non-confrontational, but when good people remain silent in the face of injustice, we risk losing something precious.
Justice and Worship
Is social justice something that the Church should even care about? Can't we just live a good life and worship the Lord? Isn't that what God really wants? Spoiler: No.
The Journey of Justice
God calls his people to live justly and work for justice, but where are we to begin?
What is Justice?
Talk of justice abounds in our cultural conversations today, but what is justice? How does God define it, and is it the same as social justice work happening today?
Why does the Holy Spirit work in our lives, and what does He accomplish? How do I know that He really is with me? How do I even know that I am really saved? These are all questions that people of faith ask at one time or another, and each of them can be answered confidently when we understand the work of the Holy Spirit.
The Ghost: The Wrestling
Why is it often easy to do the wrong thing, but so challenging to do what's right?
The Ghost: The Wailing
What do you say when you don't know what to say? Sometimes life leaves us speechless, and not in a good way. In those times, we need someone who just gets it, and whose understanding surpasses words.
The Ghost: The Work
Have you ever wanted to be a part of something bigger than yourself? What if you could be involved in literally changing the world? That's exactly what happens when we begin to work in partnership with the Holy Spirit.
The Ghost: The Word
Does God speak to us today? If so, how, and how can we know for sure it is Him?
Guilt can make us feel sick, feel ashamed, and feel generally down. But could guilt actually work for our advantage? Is it possible for guilt to accomplish something big in our lives?
Whether it is a government, a sports team, or a business, everybody wants to be led well. Through good leaders may seem rare, Palm Sunday is the reminder that God has not ignored our hopes for someone worth following.
Never Left Searching
The world seems to be changing faster than ever today. So many different opinions, movements, ideas, and voices clamour together to create a cultural confusion that is difficult to navigate.
Special Guest Speaker Jarod Walker
Pursuit keeps the relationship alive. That's true not only of people, but also of our relationship to God. If you feel like your faith is in a funk, or it just doesn't "feel" the same, you won't want to miss the beginning of our new sermon series, "Not Even Once."
A Frank Discussion
Sometimes our gut leads us in the wrong direction. Maybe we bet big when we should have played it safe, or turned left when we should have turned right. Hunches can easily lead us astray. This holds true in our relationships as well.
Backwards is Forward
Bad relationship advice abounds. If you are looking to tank your marriage, Google is a great resource, but if you are looking for a way forward towards a stronger, healthier relationship, join us this Sunday in person @ 9am or in person and online @ 10:30 for part 1 of our sermon series, "The Backwards Race."
Filled to Fill
"Why does God fill our lives with good?" That may seem like a simple question, but the answer is filled with surprising depth that impacts both your life, and the lives of those around you.
How do we experience God's fullest good for our lives? Do we have to jump through hoops, or can we cut a few corners to make things easier?
More Than Lucky
Why do good things happen to people? That's a question we seldom ask, but one worth meditating on. Is it merely luck, or something more purposeful?
If God is good all the time, why can we have such a hard time seeing it?
A Joyful End
Sometimes an end is scary. Other times, an end is welcomed. Regardless of the emotions involved, the end is always an opportunity for a new beginning, and in that we can rejoice.
A Joyful Mess
This year was marked by disease, unrest, scandal, and more. 2020 left the world as we know it in kind of rough shape. Even still, there is good news that produces a joy that can't be stopped, even by the messiest year in recent history.
A Joyful Injustice
The World isn't fair. Sometimes we taste its injustices personally, while other times we see them in the lives of loved ones. How can we dare to be joyful when the world seems to be so out of whack?
A Joyful Trial
2020 has stunk. Let's be honest. Even still, there is reason to celebrate the season and everyday after with a genuine joy that refuses to quit.
Home is Where the Treasure is
We are pilgrims passing through this world on our way to our forever home, but sometimes that's not the story our checkbook tells.
Treasure is God's
Everything we have is on loan from God. He owns it all. Once we realize that, we are set free to become the generous people he calls us to be.
Treasure is Good
Sometimes people get the impression that God doesn't want people to have treasure. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, Jesus encourages us to store up treasure for ourselves. Where we store that treasure up, however, makes all the difference between blessing and true poverty.
Lead Our Nation
We aren't supposed to mix politics and religion, but Christianity has been entangled with politics since its beginning. We need to figure out what a healthy relationship between these two topics looks like in our cultural context.
Lead Our Community
In today's world, local leaders are often quick to receive critique, and slow to receive praise. These men and women play an important role in God's intentions for life and society.
Lead Our Church
The local church may seem small, but it is crucial to God's plans for leading his people and proclaiming freedom and healing through the power of the Gospel. This important group requires capable leaders who follow Jesus' lead.
Lead Our Family
We often want God to "fix things" in our community, our nation, and the world, but how can we expect God to lead the world forward if we neglect to let him lead our homes?
"You Get What You Deserve," and Other Fake News
Maybe we cheated on our diet. Maybe we said something insensitive. We all feel guilty about something. How we handle that guilt today makes all the difference in how guilt is handled in the future.
"You Won't Have Bad Days," and Other Imagined Promises
When life throws a curveball, we can sometimes feel like God let us down, but Jesus never suggested that the Christian faith would make things easier.
"Do Whatever Makes You Happy" and Other Bad Ideas
"God wants me to be happy," could be one of the most common and most misleading beliefs today, but it is so tempting to live by.
"You Don't Need to Forgive People," and Other Nonsense
The future is inevitable. We can waste time fighting against change, or proactively work to shape what tomorrow brings.
The future is inevitable. We can waste time fighting against change, or proactively work to shape what tomorrow brings.
Before there were church buildings, congregations, Sunday school classes, or youth ministries--even before there were temples, tabernacles, or priests--there was the family, God's original plan for passing on faith.
What would our community be like if FCC Monmouth left town tomorrow? Would it suffer, or would people barely notice?
The journey of life never stops moving forward, and never stops requiring wisdom to navigate. Fortunately, God has provided ear relevant wisdom for us to grow in.
Everybody has a message, and nobody is afraid to share it boldly. It could be political, social, or even comical. But what about the Gospel? Who are we sharing that message with the same boldness?
Power and Glory
End Goals and Extras
The Christian life is lived in one direction with one goal in mind, but we often veer off-course chasing after the extras and bonus-blessings that faith brings.
Guest Speaker: David Upchurch
Listen to our Guest Speaker David Upchurch from Lincoln Christian University.
"Sabbath" is a really old, really funny word with a really important message for our busy lives today.
The Magic Word
What if you could speak one word that would free up the time, energy, and focus needed to find rest in the frantic pace of your life? What an amazing gift that would be.
Life is busy. Too busy. Take some time to learn about the need and practice of rest as we begin a new sermon series called, "Staycation." We can't always take a vacation from life, but we can learn to build rest into our routines right where we are.
"Why didn't God show up? Why didn't he step in? Where did he go?" Sometimes we expect God to manifest in big ways, and when he doesn't, we feel abandoned. But what if God didn't go anywhere? What if he simply showed up in an unexpected way?
Thunder Through Tears
What happens when we take a step of faith, only to be disappointed by God. Did He fail? Did we mess up somewhere? What do we do when the Thunder doesn't come? Listen to part 3 of our series, "Blood and Thunder," where we will wrestle with the very real struggle of a faith that seems overlooked.
Thunder Through Sweat
We all want to feel the thunder and witness God’s work in our lives. But sometimes the biggest obstacle to his work is our own resistance. Listen to part 2 of our sermon series, “Blood and Thunder!”
Thunder Through Blood
What does it take to see a work of God take place in our lives? Do we sit and wait, or are we invited to be a part of something huge? Listen as we kick off a new sermon series called, “Blood & Thunder.”
Fighting with Focus
The difference between productive and destructive conflict often lies in objectives and goals. This is doubly true when it comes to marriage. Listen to the conclusion of our series, "Fighting Fair," where we will talk about focusing our fights in healthy directions.
Fighting with Clarity
Listen to part two of our series, "Fighting Fair." Every couple fights. But this week we will see how fighting in healthy, God-honoring ways requires a clear head and self-control.
Fighting with Fair Words
We all fight in marriage. It is normal, but there are healthy and destructive ways of fighting with our spouse. Listen as we kick off a new sermon series, “Fighting Fair.” We will be learning how to honor both God and our spouse in our marital conflicts.
Be The Priesthood
Listen as we wrap up our series, "Stop Going to Church," exploring what it means for the Church to be a priesthood. Collars and vestments not required.
Be The Family
One of the ways God helps us understand the Church is through different metaphors. Listen to this Sunday's sermon as we talk about the image of family and what it means for the church to be the Family of God!
Be The Body
The Church is not a destination. Rather, the Bible gives us many images that better describe what it means to be the Church. Listen for part 2 of our series, "Stop Going to Church," as we explore the Church as a body, and what that means for our lives.
Stop Going to Church
STOP GOING TO CHURCH
Church was never meant to be a destination. Rather, it is an identity, a calling, and a family. Listen as we begin the new year worshiping, growing, and learning not just at the church, but as the Church.
God Leads Us
We wrap up our series, "God With Us," talking about the pattern of life that God models for us in the incarnation of Christ.
God Revealed to Us
What is the difference in knowing about God, and truly knowing Him. More importantly, how can we truly know Him? Listen to part 3 of our current series, "God With Us," as we continue to explore the Incarnation and why it matters for our lives.
God Knows Us
The incarnation means that God was with us in Jesus Christ. In church, we often talk about how this experience benefited us, but this week we will look at the other side of the coin. Listen to part 2 of our series, "God with Us," as we explore what God gained through the incarnation.
God Loves Us
Listen to the first week of our series God With Us!
The nail that sticks out get's hammered. If we seek to build Christ-centered homes, we will look odd in this world. We wrap up our series, "Bless this Home," as we talk about ways our families can embrace and thrive in the midst of societal push back to our faith.
Tired of constant friction in your family? What if there was a way to feel peace in your home? Listen to part 3 of our series, "Bless this Home," where we will be delving into the art of peacemaking.
Pure in Heart
Bless this Home Week 2 - This week we discus the relationship between God's blessing and a family culture of pure hearts.
Guest Speaker John Plunkett
Guest Speaker John Plunkett preaches today on Evangelism
Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness
We begin a new sermon series, "Bless this Home." Over the next four weeks we will be learning from God how to cultivate a family culture that benefits and experiences from his blessing.
Out of Sync
On every page of the Bible, God seems to have some sort of rule. Why do things like sin and holiness even matter?
Do you ever feel like Go's instructions don't make sense? You aren't alone.
Called to Lead
Ready or not, God has called you to lead. It may be your children, your students, your coworkers, or someone else entirely, but rest assured, someone is following the footsteps you leave behind.
What Happens When I Die?
What happens after our final breath? What will the afterlife be like? These are a few of the questions we will be tackling this Sunday morning.
How Can A Good God Allow Suffering?
Pervasive evil hangs over our world and touches every human life. We see it both our own suffering, and in the injustices that people face all over the world. How could a good God allow this to happen?
Do All Roads Lead to Heaven?
Why are there so many different religions? Surely God would not allow so many people to believe so many different things if they weren't all valid. But what if they are not?
Resting in God
Learn more about what it means to truly rest in God.
Is the Bible True?
The Bible is really old and seems difficult to read. There are so many versions, and people always seem to have different interpretations on what it says, so how can we trust it?
Is God Real?
We all have big questions. Maybe the biggest is, "Is God real?" Join us as we explore this, and many other big questions in our brand new sermon series, "The God Questions," beginning this Sunday!
Crosses and Checked Boxes
No one runs a race focused on what is behind. We look toward what is in front of us. Faith should be lived out the same way.
Wisdom & Work
Sometimes we just need some practical advice on how to follow God and his intentions for us. Join us for the conclusion of our series, "Thank God It's Monday," with some practical wisdom for finding God's will for our work.
Guest Speaker-July 21, 2019
Worship & Work
Does God care about your work? Absolutely! In fact, our work plays a huge part in how we worship. Join us for part 3 of our series, "Thank God it's Monday," as we explore this relationship between our labor and our devotion.
Design & Work
Work is good. It may not always feel that way, but ever since the beginning, work has been a necessary and integral part of our lives. Part 2 of our sermon series, "Thank God it's Monday," talking about God's intentions for work in our lives.
Meaning & Work
Work, separate from God, is meaningless and toilsome, but when we realize that God cares about every aspect of life, and every aspect finds greatest meaning and fulfillment when God is a part of it, we come to see that God cares about our work and that it means most when we include Him.
Greater relationships are not found in pursuing some imaginary, greater person within us, but in us transformed by pursuing Christ.
Life isn't meant to be lived under the burden of judgment. A greater life means a greater freedom that comes through Christ.
The Gospel is more than a story of forgiveness. It is the truth of how God is making all things new, and we get to be a part of it. That truth has the potential to change how we understand ourselves and the world around us.
Have you ever asked yourself, "Is this it?" Maybe life isn't bad, but it may not seem great either. God intends for life to be better than, "okay." A greater life is possible when we pursue someone greater than ourselves.
"I didn't think it would happen to me." Nobody ever does, but the reality often proves otherwise.
Do you ever feel like there is too much to do and not enough time to do it in? If so, the problem might not be with the clock so much as our schedules.
Ever feel like there is never enough money to get ahead? Are you tired of unexpected expenses?
We Need Margin
Are you stretched too thin? Does it always seem like you are trying to keep up with your own life?
What If It's True?
Easter Sunday is day when millions of people around the globe celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. It’s a wild, unbelievable claim, but what if it’s true? Can we really believe this, and what does that mean for us? Join us this Sunday for the celebration!
"We've always done it that way," is never satisfying or true. Change is a part of every story, and that includes the Church.
Circles are great, unless you are on the outside.
Our faith was meant to spread, but sometimes our pursuit of comfort gets in the way.
The message of Jesus is meant to spread across the world, but sometimes obstacles hold back the Church from her calling.
More Than Fear
Fear drains and steals the joy from life, but what if we could find a boldness bigger than our fears?
More Than Sin
Let's be honest. Life is really confusing, especially when there are so many voices telling us conflicting things.
More Than Weakness
What do you do when life hits hard and you don't have enough to stand strong?
More Than You Know
It's time to stop settling for "good" when God is offering "great."
Grateful in the Grind
Every day, good or bad, is a day to live for something beyond ourselves.
Extravagant in Generosity
Gaining can feel so good, but giving is so good for us.
Faithful In Service
We all want to be great, but there is nothing great about living with a "me" focus.
Bold In Witness
Life is lived best when focus is on our self less.
More Than Meals
What does fellowship really mean? Is it just potlucks and warm words, or is there more to it? Join us this Sunday for the conclusion of our series, "Together," as we learn what real biblical fellowship consists of.
Together We Grow
Often we rely on Bible study, prayer, and sermons for spiritual growth, but a lot of times we overlook one of the best tools for development, each other!
We Need Together
Our faith was never meant to be experienced or lived alone.
Forging A Legacy
Leaving the right legacy requires action today.
God Can Work In Messy Families Too
There is no telling how God might work in our families if we just have the courage to let him.
Grace Amidst the Friction
Healing Family Friction
Break the Cycle
It's Never Too Late For God To Work
It's Never Too Late To Change
It's Never Too Late To Forgive
It's Never Too Late To Come Home
Thanatophobia (Fear of Death)
Thinking about spiritual things can be scary for a lot of reasons. Heaven and hell, angels and demons, God and Satan--it's heavy stuff.
Agoraphobia: Fear of the Outside World
Love Does - Follow Me
Love Does - Audacious Love
God's love is for every person, everywhere, without exception. A love that big can be challenging and uncomfortable, but it also can teach us to love so much deeper. Join us this Sunday as we encounter this bold love in our series, "Love Does."
Love Does - Free To Fail
What has been your biggest failure, and what did you learn from it? Join us this week as we continue our series, "Love Does," and learn how God can turn our failures into more important successes.
Love Does - I'm With You
Loving people isn't always a clean and tidy endeavor. Sometimes it can get messy, and that's okay. Join us this week as we kick off a brand new sermon series, "Love Does." Don't miss out!
One Hit Wonders - Do Something
Earn All You Can
Protecting the Awe in Awesome
Prayer: When God Says "No"
Prayer: When God Says, "Not Yet."
Sometimes a, "No," is really just a, "Not Yet."