Sun, Dec 20, 2020
Our view of the manger has become so become so clean and proper. But the real truth is that first century mangers were dirty and messy. The manger puts Jesus at the center of a mess, not a masterpiece. Jesus came to the manger because humanity needed to be rescued. Not rescued from a sanitized petting zoo, but from a filthy, dirty stable. It was a mess, just like us! In this message we find that Jesus didn’t mind the mess of the manger, and He doesn’t mind our mess, either.
Sun, Dec 13, 2020
The wise men (and incidentally, we are not told they were kings, nor are we told there were only three) could have very easily faced ridicule and sarcasm for looking for the baby called Jesus. We live today in a world that still thinks it is foolish to worship some baby that was born in a lowly manger, to a humble carpenter, and a common woman. But in this message we will understand why wise men still seek Him.
Sun, Dec 06, 2020
700 years before Jesus Christ was even born, a prophet of God explained Christmas before anyone had even experienced Christmas. Seven centuries before that cradle rocked, the stars shown, the Wise Men gave and the angels sang, Isaiah dipped his prophetic pen into inspired ink and wrote what has become the centerpiece and cornerstone of Christmas prophecy. We will learn in terms no one can misunderstand, just what Child this was.
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
The story of Jesus began at a quaint little town called Bethlehem. What otherwise would have been an unheard of Palestinian town, shrouded in anonymity, has instead become the theme for poets, the subject for artists, and the goal for pilgrims. Why Bethlehem? Join us as we discover how God used a tiny town for an enormous purpose.
Sun, Nov 01, 2020
To wrap up this series, we tackle a major obstacle for many people like your neighbors as they consider accepting the message of Jesus and placing their faith in God. It's often what comes to mind first when they think about Christianity.
Sun, Oct 25, 2020
Most world religions require adherence to certain laws or rules and they agree that we all fall short of God’s standards. Where most religions differ with Christianity is the way to reconcile with God. In this message, we will discover the revolutionary solution to this dilemma that is available to everyone.
Sun, Oct 18, 2020
Religion can be weird. Odd cultic behavior. Faces of religious icons appearing in random places. Fanatical rules and restrictions to follow in order to be good. Are these all misguided attempts by religious nuts to connect with God? Are we trying too hard to make sense of something so big and mysterious? In this message, we’ll see what Jesus offers is different.
Sun, Oct 11, 2020
Many horrible things have been done and are being done in the name of God. So, it’s easy to understand why people turn away from religion. We want to have faith, to believe our lives have purpose, but our experiences contradict everything we trust in. If you are turned off by religion, if everything around you is saying there is no God, the story of a fanatic and his radical conversion might help you rethink what it is all about.
Sun, Oct 04, 2020
Using Acts 1:8 as a template, we will explore how we can be neighbors to those who live in our communities but are not like us. North Harris County is becoming more diverse every day, and the vision of God’s kingdom is for people from every tribe and tongue to hear the Gospel and be saved. From Jesus’ encounter with the woman at the well, we will learn how we must reach to those who are near us but not like us.
Sun, Sep 27, 2020
The Good Samaritan not only chose to love his neighbor, but he exhibited compassion in astounding ways. Compassionate people do not only sympathize and empathize but they also actively help alleviate the sufferings of others. In other words, compassion is not only about thoughts, feelings, and emotions, but also about actions and solutions.
Sun, Sep 20, 2020
Love is not only an emotion, it is a choice. We can choose to love our neighbor or not to love our neighbor. In Jesus’ story about The Good Samaritan, we will discover that loving our neighbor is a choice – one that must be made on a regular basis.
Sun, Sep 13, 2020
If we are going to impact our community, we must understand what love for our neighbor really is. Love is a word we throw around for a lot of things. To truly comprehend love we must look at God’s love – in particular His love for us. In this message we will talk about six reasons we must love our neighbor.
Sun, Sep 06, 2020
In the ways of the world, it is survival of the fittest. To those who are first, they see the last as deserving of being there. If they’re first, then they deserve to be first, but Jesus turns this on its head by saying “the last will be first, and the first last”. This is in direct opposition to the way that the world operates. The world believes in “first come, first served” and not “first come to serve”.
Sun, Aug 30, 2020
In this week’s quote Jesus was preparing the eleven men He had left for His pending crucifixion, His resurrection, and His subsequent departure for heaven. He gave them this great metaphor of the True Vine as one of His encouragements. Jesus wanted His friends, not only those eleven, but those of all time, to know that He was not going to desert them, even though they would no longer enjoy His physical presence.
Sun, Aug 02, 2020
Jesus didn’t come with fallible human opinions. When He spoke it was as though God Himself were speaking; and, in fact, it was God Himself speaking. If you want to know what God thinks, read the words of Jesus. If you want to know God’s insights into any subject, listen to Jesus. If you want the wisdom of God, listen to the words of Jesus.