The answer for so many of the struggles in our lives is having a stronger faith—a faith that believes that we are loved and forgiven, a faith that trusts that God will provide, help, heal, work it out for our good. In this message series we will take a closer look at the gift of faith, where it comes from, its power source, and what it looks like in the believer’s life. In the process we pray that our faith is strengthened!
Are you looking for hope that stands firm in the face of pandemic, unrest, insecurity, or worry? Join us this Easter in-person or online to learn how the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead gives certain hope for uncertain times. It is proof that God will keep his promises to forgive our sin and fix this broken world. Please be our guest to find community, uplifting worship, and a message of certain hope no matter how uncertain your times may be.
During the first three weeks of our summer message series we will focus on a hero from the book of Judges—Samson. Think you’re strong? Even our best intentions can falter when we face temptation and distraction. Join us for Samson as we learn how to stand strong against forces of darkness that want to take us out.
Someone asked Jesus, “Which is the greatest commandment?” Jesus answered, “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and soul and mind. And the second is like it. Love your neighbor as yourself.” These greatest commandments speak to our true purpose. Love God and love our neighbor. Join us next week as we study Galatians 5:13-26 and discover what keeps us from fulfilling our true purpose and the power to overcome.
Normally a man’s death is the end of the story, but Jesus’ burial at the close of Good Friday was just the end of Act 1 of his life. The time in the tomb was just an intermission.
On Easter the intermission ended and Act 2 began! Jesus’ resurrection brings hope, forgiveness and the promise of a changed life.
If you are living in a “Good Friday” world, thinking your story is over, that your life will never change, and that you will never be good enough for God, be a part of the story!
Join us as we celebrate Act 2 of our lives because Jesus is alive!
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade” (1 Peter 1:3-4).
God is love. Jesus is God’s love in flesh and blood. We are to be “conformed to the image of God’s Son” (Romans 8:29). When people see us, they are to see Jesus. We are called to be God’s love in flesh and blood to the world.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a time of repentance and reflection during the six weeks leading up to Easter. During our Wednesday Lenten services we will take a closer look at temptation, its source, its power, and God’s answer to it with our series, Lured. Join us Wednesdays at 3:30 and 7:00 pm.
When Jesus was born, the Roman Empire enjoyed financial and military success. At the same time, scandals of a sexual nature had become commonplace in the ruling elite. Positions of power were bought and sold. The world was ripe for revolution.
Over the next three centuries, a revolution did take place… the Christian revolution. The Christian faith became the dominate force in the Roman world by 325 AD.
How did the Christian Church change the world? It wasn’t by armed revolt. It wasn’t a result of political intrigue. The world was changed by individual Christians living a revolutionary life, a life of purpose and love that amazed the world around them and led many people to know Christ.
As we begin the new year, it is our prayer that we can change the world too. We won’t study politics or military tactics. We’ll study the revolutionary message… that changed the world of Jesus’ day… that has changed us… and that can change our world today.
While another year is passing, and we look forward to the coming year, we recognize that in both our joys and our sorrows, God has been and is with us. It is his gracious presence in our lives that gives our lives meaning and worth. It is his presence that gives us hope for the future.
The great hymns of Christmas take us to the center of our faith in Christ. In our midweek Advent devotions we will take a closer look at three beloved carols for the newborn King. Each service will begin with a Christmas carol hymn-sing 15 minutes prior.
“What the world needs now, is love, sweet love.”
Ever since Hal David and Burt Bacharach wrote this song in 1965, countless singers have reminded us love is “the only thing that there’s just too little of.”
God knew that too. That’s why God gave the gift of Love at Christmas.
But God’s love is not a sentimental wish. It is God facing the reality of our need. It is God revealing to us how loveless we are. It is God stepping in to provide hope for the hopeless. It is God giving himself for us. Join us this Christmas season as the Prophet Isaiah reveals to us that God gave us “What the World Needs Now.”