September 2016

When You’re Suffering

We know intellectually that we will undergo times of suffering in our lives, but that knowledge doesn’t mean that we aren’t still surprised by the power our trials can have over us. It’s hard not to have our lives become defined by the things that we have suffered. This week, we will look at the story of Naomi, the mother-in-law of Ruth, and how her extreme circumstances led to an identity crisis of her own. How can we begin to reframe suffering in light of God’s promises and work in our lives?

August 2016

Frail Humanity; God’s Response

Feeling small… Relegated to the least important place… Feeling weak and don’t know how to overcome… Falling into sin, miserable, and realizing his humanity… God’s response… A life-changing revelation. Come this Sunday and let’s learn together from David’s life and God’s relationship with him.

When You Feel Like Giving Up

Do you ever feel like giving up on your faith, or your education, or your job, or your marriage, or your future? We’ll learn from the honest faith story of Asaph, a music director in the Temple, as he almost gave up on God, until he reflected on so many reasons to trust God.

Loosen Your Grip

We tend to hold tightly to things, people, and situations we care deeply about. Sometimes God is calling us to courageously trust God and loosen our grip. We’ll look at Jochebed, a woman who released the most precious thing she could have held on to – her baby boy – to protect the baby’s life, and watch how God changed the world through this child.

Isaiah – Changed Lives

What would you do if God suddenly appeared to you? Be surprised that God really does exist? Begin asking God those questions you’ve always wanted to ask? Feel guilty because of your sin? Fall down in worship? We’ll follow Isaiah into the Temple and watch as he encounters God, reacts with grief because of his sinfulness, but experiences God’s grace that transforms his future. This life-changing story that reveals rich insights about God’s character is recorded in Isaiah 6:1-8.

July 2016

When God’s Grace Goes Beyond

We’ll follow the story of Rahab the prostitute as she exemplifies profound faith and bold courage and watch how God preserves his people and shows his redemptive plan of grace through this former woman of the night.

When You’re Mad at God

We’ll listen as Jeremiah pours out his heart to God with anger and confusion because of abuse he experienced, and watch how God inspires him to persevere and redeems his pain to minister to hurting people.

When You Don’t Know What to Do

We’ll explore a life-changing experience of Jehoshaphat, a person in the Bible rarely studied, who made one tragic mistake that created chaos in his life, so he panicked and didn’t know what to do, until he turned back to God and received God’s guidance into the future. If you ever struggle with discerning God’s direction, this message is for you!

Changed Lives “Elijah”

Join us on our journey through the Old Testament as we watch how God related with real-life men and women, the joy of making wise decisions, the wreckage from sinful choices, and how God works through broken people transformed by God’s grace.

When You Need Courage

We’re learning from the experiences of people in the Old Testament this summer. We live in a moment of human history filled with fear about the economy, political instability, broken relationships, terrorist attacks, diseases, temptations, and more. The Book of Joshua unfolds with the Hebrew people about to enter the Promised Land. But Moses, who has led the community throughout their  40-year journey, has died. Now God calls Joshua to lead the people into the future. He’s never been without Moses and he needs courage! We’ll listen to God inspire Joshua to overcome his fears and instruct him to face the future with courage.