We'd like to see with 20/20 vision - clearly and accurately. But life doesn't always seem to be in focus. Perhaps we look with the wrong eyes. 2 Corinthians 5:7 tells us "For we walk by Faith, not by sight." Let's kick off the new year together with eyes of faith, following Christ with 20/20 Vision.
The Gospel of Matthew contains some of the most revolutionary words of Jesus ever recorded. It's known as The Sermon On The Mount. Never before had anyone heard teaching with such authority. Jesus gave such a compelling vision for what it really meant to live for God that it turned conventional thinking upside down. Not only that, but when we live according to theses teachings, we too will be revolutionary for Him today.
As we head into the Christmas Season, we will be inundated with messages about what matters, what we need, what we want, and what others want from us. Somewhere in all of it, real truth will get lost. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Not for us and not for the people we love. Join us, and let’s spend these next four weeks in TRUTH.
How do you identify? Do you mean politically? Sexually? Generationally? Musically? Spiritually? This week? Next week? Or last week? For a people who claim we don’t like to be labeled, we have more labels for ourselves
than ever before. No one knows who they are anymore. We’re in an identity crisis. Over the next three weeks we will examine who are, not merely in our eyes – but in the eyes of Christ.
What happened to us? Growing up, we all dreamed big dreams. We were going to change the world, or at the very least, make a dent. Yet somewhere along the way, the challenges grew and our vision shrank. Changing the world has become such a daunting task that if we’re not wearing ourselves thin doing literally anything and everything, we simply do nothing. Jesus promised that whoever believes in Him would do even greater things than He, so let’s not give up. How can we change the world? By living lives of real impact for Christ. Join us as together we learn how.
More than ever we express our lives through “perfect pictures” and “meaningful hashtags.” Behind it all, the imposter syndrome lurks to reveal the ugly truth that not much in life is perfect or full of meaning. Join us as we pull back the façade and expose the truth as we pursue the only goal that can truly satisfy: a life fully devoted to Jesus Christ.
When reading Jude’s brief letter, two things become abundantly clear: Jude’s passion for believers to live in full devotion to Christ and his passion for reaching the lost. And to whom is Jude addressing his letter? The Church. God’s chosen instrument of redemption in the world today is at the root of it all. So what does this mean for us and our church? Who will we be? Let’s find out together.
Having liberated the Israelites from Egyptian slavery, God’s true desire was that His people would live for Him. And so, God gave us a roadmap for life: The Ten Commandments. A roadmap that not only shows the way to a productive life, but which ultimately shows us the way to our Savior, Jesus Christ.
God is always working in the hearts and lives of His people. He is always working for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. Even in the midst of challenging times – seasons of change and growth, we can rest in that truth. For nothing – not death, nor life, nor angels, nor the present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing – will be able to separate us from the love of God, Christ Jesus our Lord. If God be for us, who can be against us?
Jesus’ earthly ministry was filled with incredible signs and wonders. But there were three things that Jesus did that were especially amazing: The Last Supper and The Crucifixion, both culminating with The Resurrection on Easter weekend. And the beauty of it all is not only what Jesus did – it’s what Jesus still does today.
When we live purpose-full lives for Christ, suddenly things are not so safe anymore. It becomes dangerous. From the very beginning, Christians were seen as dangerous. The early church bucked the culture and sought to reverse the status quo. Join us as we spend the next five weeks learning from people in the Bible who impacted the world for Christ by Living Dangerously.
From man’s first days, every person has had an inner desire to live a life of purpose, a deep rooted belief that it mattered you were here. And yet the everyday anxieties of life often overwhelm our passion for life, and we find ourselves just “going through the motions.” The Bible is clear, God created us for significance and Kingdom achievement. Join us as we discover (and rediscover) the PurposeFULL Life.
Have you ever noticed that a house with a new baby quickly becomes a home filled with excitement? It’s the same in a Biblical Community. Because nothing quite excites a church like new faith. Our mission to reach the lost – and in doing so we renew our own sense of everlasting hope – Christ and Christ alone.