Feb 14, 2016
Spending our Strength for the Least of These
We're exploring God's heart for the poor, how Christ rescues people from our spiritual poverty, and calls us to live as Christ's hands, feet, and voice in the world today.
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  • Feb 14, 2016Spending our Strength for the Least of These
    Feb 14, 2016
    Spending our Strength for the Least of These
    We're exploring God's heart for the poor, how Christ rescues people from our spiritual poverty, and calls us to live as Christ's hands, feet, and voice in the world today.
  • Jan 31, 2016Spending our Strength for our Community
    Jan 31, 2016
    Spending our Strength for our Community
    This semester we’re exploring God’s heart for those who suffer with practical ways to alleviate poverty, advance social justice, raise up the oppressed, and share spiritual hope that shines Christ’s light in darkness.
  • Jan 24, 2016Spending Ourselves
    Jan 24, 2016
    Spending Ourselves
    Tragically, many people in our world suffer with poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, oppression, discrimination, violence, and more. God’s broken heart and call to action are expressed in Isaiah 58:10, “Spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry!” We’ll explore God’s heart and be challenged with practical ways to spend ourselves to alleviate poverty, advance social justice, raise up the oppressed, and share spiritual hope that shines Christ’s light in darkness.
  • Jan 17, 2016Where We’ve Never Been Before
    Jan 17, 2016
    Where We’ve Never Been Before
    Series: (All)
    “Where We’ve Never Been Before” is the message this Sunday from Joshua 3:1-5. Life is filled with times when we go where we’ve never been before. Moving away to college. Graduating and wondering what the future holds. Starting a new job. The birth of our first child. A medical diagnosis. Trusting God in a new way. We’ll explore a scene when God revealed his character and prepared his covenant community, filled with both anticipation and fear, to cross the Jordan River into the Promised Land.
  • Jan 3, 2016Christ the Refugee
    Jan 3, 2016
    Christ the Refugee
    Series: (All)
    After the birth of Jesus, his family was forced to flee as refugees to Egypt, because King Herod attempted to kill him by massacring every young boy in his village. This tragic story warns us about the evil grasp for control, reveals Christ’s personal connection with those who suffer, gives voice to those who cry out with grief, and offers hope of God’s redemptive story.
  • Dec 13, 2015Advent Conspiracy
    Dec 13, 2015
    Advent Conspiracy
    Series: Advent
    This Sunday is the third week of Advent and we will continue comparing and contrasting the shepherds and the magi by learning more about the magi from Matthew 2:1-12. Who were these mysterious magi? Where did they come from? Why did they travel for months to find Christ? The magi were probably Gentiles, intellectually elite, powerful people, while the shepherds were Jewish, lower class, forgotten people in their culture. We’ll be inspired by the journey of these diverse people and challenged to serve diverse people in our world today.
  • Dec 6, 2015Advent Conspiracy
    Dec 6, 2015
    Advent Conspiracy
    Series: Advent
    The shepherds were Jewish, lower class, forgotten people in their culture, who were close to Messiah’s birth. The magi were viewed as pagans, intellectually elite, powerful people, who travelled from far away to worship the Savior. We’ll explore God’s message through these diverse people and God’s call to minister to the “shepherds” and “magi” in our world today.
  • Nov 22, 2015Thanksgiving Message
    Nov 22, 2015
    Thanksgiving Message
    Series: (All)
    This Sunday we’ll enter into the Thanksgiving Holiday season with a message from Luke 17:11-19. This coming week our culture will be filled with family gatherings, big meals, lots of shopping, and giving thanks. At the same time many people will feel on the sidelines wishing for family, hungry for a meal, forgotten by our society and feeling little reason to give thanks. We’ll meet ten desperate people who lived as outcastes without much reason to give thanks, and observe how Jesus viewed them, and reached out to heal them physically, spiritually, and socially. But only one responded with deeper healing and a thankful heart. Come ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, reflect on why we give thanks, and be challenged to see people through Jesus’ lens.
  • Nov 10, 2015Colossians 4:2-6
    Nov 10, 2015
    Colossians 4:2-6
    Series: Colossians
    This Sunday our journey through Colossians continues as we study Colossians 4:2-6 to explore how we sometime experience suffering that shapes our character more like Christ and offers a witness of the Gospel among the people God places in our lives.
  • Nov 1, 2015Homes of Honor
    Nov 1, 2015
    Homes of Honor
    Series: Colossians
    We’ll go on a journey 2,000 years ago to the town of Colossae to grasp the culture of that time and hear God’s revolutionary, countercultural vision for marriages and families. Come be inspired and challenged about honoring each other in our homes, friendships, workplaces, and societies.