This Mother’s Day, Pastor Ben takes us through what it takes to pass our faith in Christ to the next generation. He stresses not only its importance, but also some easy ways to get involved in the lives of young people.
Two basic commands of Jesus are to love God and to love each other. Pastor Doug encourages us that we are not to be alone in doing this, but that we are still called to go out into the world and love those with whom we come into contact.
As we come to a close on this series, Pastor Doug teaches that our nature as Christians is to be set free on the world. We will have to get out of our comfort zones, but we will fulfill our reason for being in our current place and time.
This week, Josh Knipple challenges us to ask ourselves three questions. Are we trying to live on God’s terms, or are we trying to make God live on our terms? How well are we making disciples and setting an example of Christ to others? How are we responding to God’s convictions in our lives?
Pastor Ben brings us around on our Letters To the Church series so far, and brings us the next step. As the series has discussed, the reason we want to be a part of the church is to be engaged - not to be entertained. This engagement, however, needs to lead to action.
All believers are called to action - not just the leaders we see at the front of the sanctuary. Because Jesus has given us a tomorrow, we can give our today to somebody else.
What does it mean to have a strong feeling of connection to a group of people? Pastor Doug teaches that it is not our social or legal norms that promote relationship and devotion, but rather that it is giving of ourselves to bring others into our lives.
This week, Pastor Doug teaches on the form and function of the church. We tend to think of the church’s identity and mission as the same idea. However, Doug shows that it is important to distinguish them in order to bring others to Christ.
The parable of the prodigal son is often seen through the lens of God’s mercy toward us as sinners. Pastor Doug, however, challenges us to see this story through the eyes of the older son, who had remained at home with his father. As the church, we are called to show the same grace to others that we have received through Christ.
This week, Pastor Ben takes us through the parable of the sower. He challenges us not only to be brave to be the sowers of God’s word, but also to examine the types of soils we can be to His word in various parts of our lives.
Giving is often a touchy subject within Christianity. Josh Knipple teaches that giving is a matter of faith: Do we trust God enough to give to His causes? Can God trust us to be willing to give when we are called upon?