Family Circus: Why Family (4/8/18)

April 10, 2018

Family has become one of the most loaded words of all the words our society uses. Some of us have been hurt by it. We’ve been ashamed of it. We’ve even run from it. So why did God create the idea in the first place? He certainly didn’t have pain and suffering in mind. In fact, he was thinking quite the opposite. Family––whether it’s biological or social––has a much, much grander purpose.

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Easter Sunday (4/1/18)

April 9, 2018

We'll be exploring what it means to live every day with the power of the resurrection within us. Nothing is the same when that's our reality. 

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The Reason for You: Never the Same (3/25/18)

March 26, 2018

Most people would say they’d like to make a difference with their lives––they want to leave the world a better place. But most people have no idea what they should actually do or where to begin even if they do. It’s a daunting task to say the least. But the problem isn’t the task, it’s the definition. What’s the difference that makes a difference? The answer is beyond our earthly thinking and imagination.

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The Reason for You: Inflowance (3/18/18)

March 19, 2018

Are you a leader? Before you answer too quickly, think about John Maxwell’s definition: Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another. All of us, in some sense have an area in our lives where we influence others. And it’s time we start stewarding those positions well. But how? What does a great leader look like? What do they do? Look no further than Jesus himself.

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The Reason for You: Special Forces (3/11/18)

March 12, 2018

Being “used by God” feels big and overwhelming. Have you ever wondered how God could ever use you? It’s easy to think He would only use pastors or the super-spiritual people in the world. But the truth of it is that none of us have what it takes to properly serve the creator of all things...but He does. And He equips us in a way that fits perfectly with the way He designed us, so we can serve Him. What’s even more amazing, is that this is true for everyone.

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The Reason for You: Holy Macro (3/4/18)

March 5, 2018

Being “used by God” feels big and overwhelming. Have you ever wondered how God could ever use you? It’s easy to think He would only use pastors or the super-spiritual people in the world. But the truth of it is that none of us have what it takes to properly serve the creator of all things...but He does. And He equips us in a way that fits perfectly with the way He designed us, so we can serve Him. What’s even more amazing, is that this is true for everyone.

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R3: Structural Shift (2/25/18)

February 26, 2018

Who is forgiveness for? Most often the answer to that question is “the people we like or love.” That’s fair, but it’s also predictable. It’s going along with how humanity has done things for its entire history. Forgiving our enemies? Forgiving people that are different than us? What would happen if that became the way people thought and operated? Everything would change. People would change. But for that to happen, forgiveness has to go beyond the people just like us...it’s way more difficult than that.

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R3: More Than An Agreement (2/18/18)

February 21, 2018

“I forgive you.” While it isn’t always easy to think or say, we’ve all managed to sputter those words out at some point. The question we all have to ask ourselves though, is did those words make any difference? Did something change? Are we treating the forgiven person differently from the moments, days, weeks, or months before “I forgive you?” Or did we simply make a verbal agreement of some sort because that’s what grownups do? According to the Scriptures, it’s way more difficult than that.

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R3: The Crux of Us (2/11/8)

February 12, 2018

What defines a Christian? What are the actions, attitudes, and values that people who follow Jesus are known for? This is a different question than, “what is the definition of Christianity?” isn’t it? Unfortunately, much of the church-going population has lived in such a way that we might not like the answer, or would be confused by how different it is from what the Scriptures tell us we should be. Because our focus, our mission, is not about winning an argument...it’s way more difficult than that.

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The Straight Dope: Un-Human (2/4/18)

February 5, 2018

The way Jesus did life was not normal. Which means if we are to be like him in the way we do life, we can’t be normal either. We can’t settle for just being human. We have to become something more by becoming more than our nature. Jesus was fully God and fully human but he was better at being human...he was un-human. We must become the same.

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