What does your neighbor want for Christmas?
Have you ever seen someone give a really BAD Christmas gift? Was it because they didn't know the person they were giving to? Or because their heart wasn't in it? Or were they just clueless? This Christmas, what are the people around you longing for? Into today's message, we learn what can give them by discovering what the REAL reason for the season is...and it's probably not what you think.
Press On toward Hope
Everyone has hope... the only question is where to you place it? If you place your hope in God, you may not get everything you want, but you will find everything you most deeply desire.
Lay it Down
ReActions Speak Louder Than Words - Part 3
Often times our reactions to life events are caused by a desire to control all the outcomes of life. Jesus offers you a standing invitation to put down burdens you were never intended to carry. Come to me all you who are weak and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
The End, The Beginning
American Christianity gets really weird when it talks about the End Times...it seems to always focus on fear, current events, and geopolitical interpretations. Good News: The focus of the Bible is different. While there's some sobering stuff about the End Times, the Bible teaches us that ultimately, the focus of End Times teaching is: Encouragement. It's pretty simple: Jesus is coming back...and he wants you to be with him when he makes all things new.
New Year Message: Hope & Transformation
Happy New Year! 🎆 As we allow our staff and volunteers to have a break this weekend, we want to offer you some encouragement. In this video message Pastors Mike and Paul lead us in a couple of questions to help us look back on the past year, and ahead to the year to come.
Christmas 2022: Hope in Unmagical Moments
Christmas is supposed to be a magical time of joy and peace. But let's be honest, most of our Christmases are chaotic, stressful, and filled with tension. It might surprise you to learn that the first Christmas was a lot like what we experience. In fact, God seems to delight in working through our messes.
A lot of us have a picture in our minds of the KIND of person that God would be drawn to. For some of you, that picture looks…well…like you. You know that you need forgiveness and grace, but probably not as much as THAT guy. OR, it looks NOTHING like you. You think you don’t have a chance with God. I have good news: You’re both wrong. Today, in “Hard to Ignore”, we are going to take a look at how Jesus defies everyone’s expectations in the story of the Magi. God chooses the most unlikely people - and that’s good news.
Simeon & Anna
Invited even though rejected.