A message from the series “Beyond the Walls.” In Matthew 5, Jesus tells us that we, as His followers, are the light of the world! If we look at our own lives, we will recall a specific person or specific people who took time to invest in us and to share the light of Jesus with us. So, too, we are called to invest in others and share the light of Jesus with the people in our lives. As we consider “Who’s your one?,” we can invest in a specific person, remembering that Jesus is simply calling us to live out our lives as His disciples–and to let others see the light.
A message from the series “Beyond the Walls.” As we continue to consider “who’s your one?”–who is that person in your life who doesn’t know Christ, who you can invest in and pray for day by day?–Pastor Phil looks at Colossians 4:2-6, and encourages us from this passage to be devoted to prayer, to pray for others, and live out our prayers.
A message from the series “Beyond the Walls.” In Luke 5, we read about a group of people who were willing to break through a ceiling in front of a large crowd so that they could get their friend to Jesus. And although they were thinking about his need for physical healing, Jesus saw the man’s greater need for forgiveness from sins, and provided both mercy and healing. What are we willing to do to bring the message of the Gospel to the people we know?
A message from the series “Beyond the Walls.” In John 13, we read about Jesus, having all authority, choosing to serve His disciples. And in Philippians 2, we read about Jesus humbling Himself in obedience to the Father to the point of death on the cross. Finally, in Luke 10, we read the example of the Good Samaritan, who is presented with an opportunity for service, and chooses to act, even at the cost of time and money. In order to serve others, and share the gospel through our service, we should seek to draw closer to the character and the attitude of God, and to use the opportunities God gives us for service.
A message from the series “Beyond the Walls.” Doug Martin shares his story, and encourages each of us as followers of God to listen to what God is calling us to do.
A message from the series “Summer in Psalms.” Pastor John shares from Psalm 8 that God often accomplishes the significant by means of the insignificant. The God who created the entire universe chooses to use humanity–creatures formed from the dust–to accomplish His purposes, and He uses children to silence His enemies. In today’s message, we also learn how Psalm 8 looks ahead to Jesus.
A message from the series “Summer in Psalms.” Larry High shares from Psalm 66, where we are called to come and worship God, to see Him, to praise Him and to hear Him. When we look at the ways God has delivered us, it should inspire us to share with others what God has done.
A message from the series “Summer in Psalms.” Psalm 130 opens, “Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord.” (NIV) When we are in the depths, whether in suffering or even in the depths resulting from our own sin, Psalm 130 provides a model for how we can respond. In today’s message, Pastor Phil reminds us of the certainty of God’s forgiveness, and encourages us to wait for the Lord.
A message from the series “Summer in Psalms.” What do we do when God seems to be silent? In today’s message, Pastor Phil examines Psalm 119, where we find an expression of longing for God to show up in a time of affliction. Our response, like the Psalmist’s, should be to continue in God’s word.
A message from the series “Summer in Psalms.” In Psalm 103, we read a celebration of God’s forgiveness. In today’s message, Pastor Phil walks through 3 examples from the New Testament of people who were radically changed by God’s mercy, and reminds us of the boldness that we can have to approach the throne of grace in our time of need.
A message from the series “Summer in Psalms.” In Psalm 34, we are shown that God rescues and provides for those who look to Him. It today’s message, Pastor Phil explains that we are called to praise God at all times–for the good things He gives to us, and for the ways He shows up in our most difficult circumstances.
A message from the series “Summer in Psalms.” Psalm 1 says, “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.” (NIV) In today’s message, Pastor Phil looks at what it truly means to be blessed, even though God’s word does not promise the believer an easy life.
A message from the series “Summer in Psalms.” Pastor John Nixon introduces the Summer in Psalms series by taking a look at the big-picture structure of the Book of Psalms, and the impact that the Psalms can have for the individual believer. In these scriptural songs, we can find a model for expressing our hearts in our relationship with God.
On Father’s Day, Pastor Phil preaches on how a man can be intentional as a husband: seeking to understand his wife, showing honor, treating his wife as an equal and loving sacrificially as a servant leader. And with this foundation of love established in the family, men must also be intentional in sharing their faith with their children and grandchildren.
Pastor Phil addresses how our culture has influenced our idea of singleness (and of marriage). We are encouraged that God calls us to serve him wherever we are in life.
Justin Yob preaches from the first chapter of 2 Timothy, encouraging us to guard our faith, and the relationship with God which has been entrusted to us.
A message from the series “Cross Culture.” God hates pride, and He wants to protect us from it. In 2 Corinthians 12:1-10, we see that Paul was given a thorn in the flesh, by God, to protect him from becoming conceited. In today’s message, Pastor John asks, what are we willing to allow God to do in our lives in order to protect us from pride? And we are reminded and encouraged, as Paul said, that God’s grace is sufficient, and that His strength is made perfect in our weakness.
A message from the series “Cross Culture.” Pastor Phil preaches on 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, and how our mission and joy in Christ compels us to respond to skepticism, hatred, and hard trials with peace, love and rejoicing.
A message from the series “Cross Culture.” In today’s message, Pastor Phil looks at 2 Corinthians, chapter 5, where we are reminded of the hardship we face, our hope in eternal life, and the call we have from God to live for Him.
A message from the series “Life is Meaningful.” The book of Ecclesiastes instructs us to enjoy our lives, and at the same time, to know that God will bring every deed into judgment. In today’s message, Pastor John explores both of these points–that we should live enthusiastically, and that we should live responsibly–knowing that in following God, we can have true freedom.