Sun, Mar 08, 2020
It is hard to understand why churches fight, why churches die, why people don’t go to church, why people who used to go to church quit going to church and why a lot of people who keep going to church don’t enjoy it. Nothing will kill the heart, the spirit, the mission, the passion, or the effectiveness of the church greater than fire extinguishers. There are four things a church absolutely can’t do or the fire will go out.
Sun, Mar 01, 2020
Interestingly enough when you study the Book of Acts every time someone was set on fire for the first time by the Holy Spirit, guess what they did? They jumped in the water. Specifically, they jumped into the water of baptism, but there is one difference. Normally, water extinguishes fire, but in this case baptismal water enhances fire.
Sun, Feb 23, 2020
We’ve all seen it. An athlete is suddenly “on fire” and can’t miss a bucket, can’t be stopped, can’t be beaten and changes the outcome of a game. The early church had its own superstar, and man was he on fire! He even started out on the wrong team. But as we will learn, when we are on fire for God, life change happens and we discover a new purpose burning in our hearts.
Sun, Feb 16, 2020
Accelerants can be added as well. In the early church, a man named Barnabas was used to fuel the fire. As an encourager, he know how to build a fire under people. Today, we can learn from this early church leader how we can add fuel to the flames.
Sun, Feb 09, 2020
Today the church faces a lot of opposition. But it has always been this way. Not only has the church been on fire for centuries but it’s been UNDER fire as well. How do you keep the fire burning? You fight fire with fire. You learn how to stand when you’re under fire.
Sun, Feb 02, 2020
Over the years there have been many fires in our country. Some of them happened so long ago that there is no evidence that a fire was even there. Not so with the church. The fires that started 2000 years ago still burn bright. What does a church look like when a fire burns brightly? There are four simple signs
Sun, Jan 26, 2020
Even though the church is bigger than it has ever been, would you really say it is better — more vibrant, more alive, more on fire than it has ever been? It can be, and it only takes a spark.
Sun, Jan 12, 2020
If we're going to make this year really count, then we
have to look at how we spend our time. Join us Sunday
as we discover how to "redeem our time", and make
the most of every opportunity we have to offer God
a living sacrifice.
Sun, Dec 22, 2019
The first ones to receive the news of Jesus’ birth was a group of illiterate and unrefined shepherds. How could someone so undeserving be on the top of God’s list? Perhaps it’s because God wants EVERYONE to find His Son. And for those who find Him, there are four unbelievable gifts waiting especially for them.
Sun, Dec 15, 2019
Part of what makes the Christmas season so meaningful for many of us is the familiarity. We are familiar with the story, the decorations, the music, and the atmosphere. However, the unfamiliar frightens us at times. Mary and Joseph found themselves in an unfamiliar location, surrounded by unfamiliar people, in an unfamiliar environment. We will see how their response proves that God is still at work – and Christ can be found - even in the unfamiliar.
Sun, Dec 08, 2019
Reality Television is still a big thing nowadays. From Dancing with the Stars to Survivor to Big Brother, we love the unscripted reality shows. But how do we deal with life when it becomes unscripted? Suddenly, it’s not so attractive anymore. In Mary’s response, we will discover that when we recognize our lives are unscripted… that our greatest plans are not going to happen…we can still find Christ there.
Sun, Dec 01, 2019
For Mary and Joseph the entire Christmas scenario was unexpected. Let’s be honest. Many of us don’t deal well with the unexpected. In this opening message we will learn how to respond when God puts us in an unexpected situation. Believe it or not, we can find Christ there.
Sun, Nov 17, 2019
When we look in the mirror some things are easier to see than others. We can see anger, we can see jealousy, and we can see guilt. But it is very difficult to see greed. Jesus warns us in this message that greed is a subtle thing. We will learn His inversion principle that giving actually results in receiving - just not the way we think.
Sun, Nov 10, 2019
As Jesus neared the end of His ministry it became very evident to the disciples that happily ever after wasn’t going to happen. He started talking about His death. He talked about a resurrection but they never heard that part. They couldn’t get past the “I’m going to die” part and suddenly it wasn’t any fun to follow Jesus. But in order to really live, we must understand the sacrificial side of Jesus. We will learn the way to really live with purpose is to die to ourselves.