One word can sum up Christianity: grace. And grace is the solution for everything.
People were attracted to Jesus. Early Christianity was attractive. Why? Because of grace. Whether we realize it or not, grace is what we crave. It’s difficult to understand why everyone would not want Christianity to be true. This series helps us understand grace, as Jesus shows us what grace is (and is not) through His interactions with others.
Nothing is more attractive than grace. The solution for everything.
There’s no limit on hope. Because of our hope in God, we can discover a whole lot to smile about if we know where to look. This series will help us to live in the hope, and fight the urge for life to get us down. Stay joyful. Stay hopeful. And stay positive!
Cynicism and negativity may be the easy choice, but they're not the best choice. If we seek what’s good, we’ll see what's good. This 3-week series will help us learn to be thankful and excited in spite of all the negativity we experience in this world. Weekly topics include hope/optimism, confidence in God, and encouragement.
Life is complicated. We don’t need to complicate it more with unwise decisions. How do you get it right? The Book of Proverbs tells us how to make life work. The advice from Proverbs has been tested for centuries and tells us how to put God’s wisdom into action!
The message of Christmas is that God is with us (Matthew 1:23)! Many of us need to hear that during the holiday season. We are never alone. God is with us in every moment; when we are hurting, anxious, or alone, but also when we are experiencing joy and celebrating. Perfectly suited for the Christmas season, “God With Us” (Immanuel) provides inspirational reminders of the impact of Christ’s birth.
What happens to you when you die? While some find this unpleasant to think about, it is something that all of us consider. Additionally, most people have many questions about the after-life! This series addresses what the Bible says about the after-life and the questions we have about it.
Tired of playing it safe? This 6-week series will inspire us to pray boldly. To pray powerfully. To pray unselfishly. We will see how to pray prayers that search our souls, break our spirits, and send us in pursuit of God’s calling for our lives. Be warned: they are dangerous prayers. They are prayers of courage, not comfort. Prayers that test and challenge us. Prayers that cause us to take a long, hard look at our hearts. But prayers that move the heart of God and open the door for God’s blessings in our lives! “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results” (James 5:16).
We like, easy pat answers. Jesus rarely gave them. In the 4 Gospels, Jesus asked 307 questions! He loved to engage people by asking probing questions, and He often answered questions with a question. Jesus' questions were crafted to make us think about our lives in new ways. Taking the time to ponder His questions can lead us to discover new truth about God, life, and ourselves!
Why would a first century Rabbi travel thousands of miles by land and by sea? What would cause this person to journey across the world only to be shipwrecked, beaten, imprisoned, and killed for his faith? What would cause the same man to write words like “love is patient,” “hope does not disappoint” and “in everything, give thanks?”
A call from God to follow Jesus Christ, and to turn the world upside-down. His life. His ministry. His message. This is the life of Paul.
Most people desire deep, life-giving and long-lasting relationships. They can be really hard to find, and even harder to sustain. Whether it's a relationship with your spouse, parents, children, coworkers, friends, or a stranger on the street, it's true that successful relationships are a key component toward living the life we want to live. How do we find them? How do we keep them? This series focuses on what God is doing in every relationship we have.