Did you know that Jesus came from a messy family? That’s right. Jesus – the Son of God – has a family tree that will make you wonder if God did His homework before choosing this family.
It’s no surprise that Jesus used lots of questions to teach his disciples - and us! What questions do you have for God? What questions are people asking today? Are we prepared to answer? How can we answer those questions with discernment and truth, and without judgment? Some guest panels will help us with some tough topics like religion, Christianity, heaven, and spirituality, and discuss topics like stress, why life is hard, and the Christian view of sexuality. The goal is truly to help us be prepared to share the hope we have in Christ and be ready to explain this hope with gentleness and respect.
More than seven billion people inhabit the earth today. Millions, if not billions, of us are looking for a place to belong. People yearn for meaningful connection with others. We long for an invitation to be part of something more.
Do not be afraid! This is commanded by God 365 times in the Bible, but many people are still living in fear. Fear began when Adam and Eve first sinned in the garden and has now become a ruling “god” for so many who are under its grip.
We welcome our guest Pastor John Schmidtke, from Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
A few months ago, we asked you what topics you would like to hear about on Sunday mornings. You responded with more topics than we could address in one message series; but we chose five of the most requested to cover in this series...
What is it about movies that captivates you, that draws you in, and makes you want to enter into the world it creates? As a church we think movies are one of the places that our culture finds it’s pack, escapes to a whole new world, and is reminded of many of the “good things” of life.
Jesus was a master storyteller. He used simple word pictures, in what we call parables, to teach profound spiritual lessons. The stories He told spoke of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, persistence in prayer, humility, being ready for Christ’s return, handling God’s resources, and receiving God’s love, as well as many other topics.
We are all encouraged to share our faith story with others, so during this message Pastor Chris is sharing his story of questioning Christianity. Although his journey led him to a vocation as a pastor, his story is probably not all that different from yours.
Do you know how Satan tries to destroy you? Do you know his strategy, his methods, his limitations, and your defenses? How can we practically experience the victory already earned for us through Christ’s death and resurrection?
It’s one of the most popular prayers ever spoken. It’s called “The Lord’s Prayer”, but it could also be called “The Disciples’ Prayer” because it’s a prayer Jesus taught His disciples to pray. But what does this prayer ask for?