Rich Mullins wrote to God, “I’d rather fight you for what I don’t really want, than take what you give that I need.” Where and why is that true in your life? What is God calling you to and inviting you to? And why, so often, do we all run the opposite way from what […]
This morning, we begin our new series on the Book of Jonah. But why are we going here? And why now in the life of our church? Is there more to this story than just a big “fish tale”? And what is there here that God would speak to our hearts individually and as a […]
It is the issue of our time. It tears us apart socially and politically — and it is a dark shadow over us spiritually. What is the way to light? How are we as a church and as believers to speak to an area of such hurt and such struggle, socially and personally? How can […]
We have overflowing grace…. But it is never to hoard and bottle up for ourselves. Our God has run to us! What would it look like, what would it change if we ever learn to run to others who are broken and to love them as radically as Jesus has loved us?
New Years is a strange follow-up to Christmas. After such a Christ-centered advent celebration, New Years is largely caught up in man-centered good intentions and efforts….that are doomed to fail. If you have felt the emptiness, the longing, or the uncertainty that can come with the start of a new year — hear the Hope […]
John, after asserting that the heavens and earth couldn’t contain all that there is to say about Jesus, wraps up his gospel with deep, personal pictures of restoration. We see Mary meeting Jesus at the tomb after she has been weeping, Thomas meeting Jesus after he has been doubting, and Peter meeting Jesus after he […]
Have you ever had the best of intentions — and absolutely blown it? What would you give to have another chance? To start over? To have a fresh beginning? Bring your mistakes, your sense of failure, and your regrets. Bring them to the cross….And find how Jesus offers new beginnings for the ghosts of our […]
The claims of the Gospel are incredible — God has given His life for you! But is it too good to be true? What about when it is so hard to see, and life is so hard? What about when we are weak….and when we doubt? We all face times of doubt, weakness, and even […]