These are a collection of sermons not included in any particular sermon series from both guest speakers and our own pastors.
Do you ever feel like life is a game of one step forward, two steps back? Maybe you see dysfunction all around you and don’t even know where to turn. Sin in our life is like a destructive weed in the garden of our hearts. These weeds grow deeper leaving us stuck, hopeless, and wanting change. We can’t fix it on our own, but once we fix our eyes on the Lord, who alone transforms our hearts, the true uprooting process can begin. Doubt can give way to faith, discouragement to joy, despair to purpose and fulfillment, and defeat to victory.
As we close our study of the book of Mark, we look at the way Jesus silently surrendered his own will while wearing a crown of thorns - a crown composed by the sin we placed on Him - the sin he died for. But the story doesn't end with a crown of thorns. We also celebrate his resurrection, and the crown of glory he claimed in his victory over sin and death!
Our vision for 2017: We have been given so much in the great salvation found in Jesus. We are done accessing small percentages of the power he offers. We are done feeding off the scraps of other people’s tables. We are done living off the fumes of past encounters with the Lord. We are going to own our discipleship.
In this three week series from Mark 13, we are asking God to increase our Kingdom Focus. As our vision for the Kingdom of God increases in focus, we are captivated by what we are invited into and passion rises for what God wants to do in us and through us. We see the urgency, because our time on earth is short. We know Christ is going to return, and we want God’s Kingdom to break into every area of our lives.
Shopping and decorating and parties and wrapping…busy, busy, busy. All the hustle and bustle and amidst all the noise, all our hearts long for is home. Home with family on earth, yes, but above all the chaos of this world, we long to be with the One who all our attentions and affections should be directed toward this season: our Savior, Jesus.
We're back in the Gospel of Mark for our new series: Kingdom Offenses. Join us as we unpack four different ways the gospel and the Christian life are offensive to those don't know the overwhelming grace and mercy found in Jesus.
God wrote the script for His redemption story long before the foundation of the world, and it will conclude with a declaration that will echo throughout eternity. Yet amidst the bigness of God's infinite glory and grandeur, we see that He outlined a unique role for each of us in each act of this redemptive story. Join us as seek to find our place in the drama of God's redemption.