In this message, Jacob reminds us that we all need PEACE in our lives and that our Savior came bringing a gospel of peace. The call to those who follow Him is to be instruments of His peace.
Advent tells us that hope lives, a real lasting hope and expectation. In the midst of a cruel Roman empire, hope came. Today, the community of Christ is the conduit of hope in Christ alone. Hope lives!
Philippians 2 exhorts us to purse humility and focus on the needs of others. This same humility was embodied in the person of Jesus, who was given a name above every name by the Father. The revealing of Jesus to the world was done in a unique way. In contrast to the arrogant climate of His day, Jesus took the world’s stage as a Humble King.
Saying yes to Jesus often means saying no to ourselves. But, in saying yes, we find who we were meant to be, those who are called to live an extraordinary life.
It is in worship that we reverence and honor God. Daniel’s message clarifies for us the role of music in leading us to a heart of worship. He exhorts us with the question, “Am I living a lifestyle of sincere worship?” In that context, he reminds us to use all that God has given us, as well as music, to bring Him glory and surrender to Him with a heart of worship.
Hospitality is an expression of generosity that describes who we are because of the work of Jesus in our lives. In this context may it be said of us that the spirit of hospitality characterizes the way we touch lives with the gospel. In this spirit may we be as in Acts 4:32 "of one heart and one soul."
God has extended an invitation to Go and engage people, far and wide, with Him. Monira challenges us to take a look at the issues that keep us from stepping out and being Kingdom focused. Taking our eyes off of ourselves, let’s step into these mission opportunities and accept God’s amazing invitation to partner with Him and change lives for eternity.
In this message, Darrell reflects on what it means to be “outward focused.” Whether at a church outreach, a family gathering, work, the gym or the ball park, to be outward focused should be a lifestyle, not just an event. Jesus calls us to serve and love others as he has served and loved us.
“Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them….” In this message Casey reminds us that Jesus esteemed the simple trust of these little ones and that we must be the kind of church community that vigorously protects them and points them to Jesus.
We serve a generous God. He loves to give good gifts and gives far more than we could return. Daniel outlines with Biblical examples the ways in which God is generous toward us. Have you received from God? What is it that God has put in your hand? The challenge is to give out of your overflow. When you do, your well will never run dry.
The new covenant introduces a love that transcends the constant pressure to perform in order to be accepted. Darrell calls us to surrender to this life-changing, unconditional love of Jesus.
We are all familiar with different kinds of agreements that characterize our life together with people. God’s covenant or agreement with us is anchored in his unending and unconditional love for us. As Jesus came and fulfilled the old covenant, he started a new covenant based solely on His faithfulness.
Robin describes events in her life and how she has learned to trust God.
Darrell teaches out of Luke 19 where the scripture declares that Jesus came “to seek and to save those who are lost.” He refused the crown that many wanted him to take, but won the crowd with his servants heart and transformational message.
Darrell teaches about the raising of Lazarus and the turning point this was to the ministry of Jesus. Increasingly, it brought popularity to Jesus, as well as the hatred of the Jewish leaders. Ultimately, it led him to Jerusalem and the cross.
Jesus encounters a true seeker from among the pharisees named Nicodemus. Darrell teaches from John 3 where Nick comes acknowledging that Jesus is from God, while Jesus responds to him with another teaching rooted in his new way of thinking.
Charish shares a moving testimony about the transformative work of Jesus in her life. She specifically highlights the area of giving where she learned to trust God and test His promises. Through this process, He took control and brought healing to her broken places.
In this message, Casey reminds us that we have to lean into this journey with Jesus. With it comes on-going opportunities to grow as Jesus challenges us to a new way of thinking about life. Casey explores the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5 where Jesus introduces the high points of a new radical way of thinking and living.=