Jan 21, 2018
The Sin Cycle
Series: Temptation
James vividly describes the "life cycle" of sin that begins with temptation, which evokes our desires, then seduces us to sin, which ultimately leads to death. We'll explore this tragic progression and learn how to break the sin cycle within our hearts and the destructive generational cycles we might have inherited.
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  • Jan 21, 2018The Sin Cycle
    Jan 21, 2018
    The Sin Cycle
    Series: Temptation
    James vividly describes the "life cycle" of sin that begins with temptation, which evokes our desires, then seduces us to sin, which ultimately leads to death. We'll explore this tragic progression and learn how to break the sin cycle within our hearts and the destructive generational cycles we might have inherited.
  • Jan 14, 2018Wilderness Warfare
    Jan 14, 2018
    Wilderness Warfare
    Series: Temptation
    Temptations often strike when we are most vulnerable. Stressed. Tired. Complacent. Alone. Jesus was tempted while he was extremely vulnerable in the wilderness. We'll learn from Jesus why it's worth fighting our battles with temptation and how we can be prepared to protect ourselves when tempted. 
  • Jan 7, 2018Temptation
    Jan 7, 2018
    Temptation
    Series: Temptation
    Temptations surround us and lurk within us. We all wrestle with temptations like greed, power, lust, sex, anger, addictions, and more. Every day we read about more people in our culture yielding to temptations with disastrous impact. How can we faithfully follow Christ in our world filled with temptations? This series is designed to grow our hearts with motivation to love God and form habits to protect ourselves from sinful choices that damage our lives and the people we love.
  • Dec 31, 2017How Long?
    Dec 31, 2017
    How Long?
    Series: Advent
    Sometimes we ask "how long?" when we are suffering with pain, filled with anxiety, brokenhearted over injustice in the world, wondering if God will ever answer prayer, and so much more. We'll meet Simeon and Anna, two elderly people who had waited a lifetime for God to bring the spiritual redemption of their lost neighbors and consolation for their suffering nation, when suddenly the infant Messiah is dedicated in the Temple, and they are chosen as the two witnesses required by God's Law to proclaim Messiah's arrival.
  • Dec 24, 2017Light in Darkness
    Dec 24, 2017
    Light in Darkness
    Series: Advent
    We live in a world filled with the darkness of violence, poverty, racism, sexual abuse, erosion of human rights, etc. We also look within ourselves and see anger, impurity, selfishness, etc. The Prophet Isaiah spoke to his generation that felt similar darkness overwhelming them, warning about the devastation of their sin while casting vision for God's grace through the coming Messiah. We'll learn how God's redemptive mission can transform our lives and shine in the darkness of our generation.
  • Nov 26, 2017Leaving a Legacy
    Nov 26, 2017
    Leaving a Legacy
    Series: Nehemiah
  • Nov 19, 2017Giving God Glory
    Nov 19, 2017
    Giving God Glory
    Series: Nehemiah
    The walls of protection around Jerusalem had been miraculously constructed! Now would the community continue their mission as a witness to their neighbors or repeat the pattern of their ancestors, who had experienced God's redemption, only to drift away from God within the next generation? So the faith community gathers to renew God's covenant by listening to Scripture, which they haven't heard in a long time, and devote themselves to God. What they learn and how they respond can equip us to celebrate God's redemption and follow Christ for a lifetime rather than drift away from God.   
  • Oct 29, 2017Living Faithfully
    Oct 29, 2017
    Living Faithfully
    Series: Nehemiah
    Who we are is more important than what we achieve! We've seen this recently with a famous movie producer who we learned was a sexual predator, popular athletes who we discover have hidden domestic abuse, corporations that falsify pollution emissions, people in our lives who experience wreckage when sins emerge, etc. While achieving God's vision of building the wall to protect themselves from genocide and restore Messiah's lineage, a crisis arises when some powerful people take advantage of poor workers by raising food prices, charging exorbitant interest, foreclosing on their farms, and selling children into slavery. Sound familiar? We'll be challenges to reflect on our own character and learn from Nehemiah as he skillfully confronts social injustice in his generation.
  • Oct 15, 2017Serving Collaboratively
    Oct 15, 2017
    Serving Collaboratively
    Series: Nehemiah
  • Oct 8, 2017Risking Courageously
    Oct 8, 2017
    Risking Courageously
    Series: Nehemiah
    Throughout history, some people have taken risks to advance the mission they passionately care about, while others have safely sat on the sidelines accepting the status quo. We'll watch Nehemiah risk his life to rescue his people and explore how vision can motivate us to do whatever it takes to participate in God's redemptive story in our generation.