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 teaches us about the parable of the unforgiving servant. As he walks us through Matthew 18, we are reminded that Christ has forgiven us, and we are therefore compelled to forgive. Are we forgiving those who have hurt us? How is our attitude towards forgiveness encouraging unity in the church?
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?
As a church, we are called to be a light of Christ’s love to the world. Vision Sunday is the chance to overview some of the things we get to do in His plan.
Please pray for Pastor Doug as he will be travelling to Israel in a few weeks. This week, however, he looks at a few of the questions that people tend to have regarding Israel’s role in God’s plan.
A large reason that God wants us to follow His word is so that we can pass it along to other generations and into eternity. Pastor Doug shows that we are always showing somebody what we truly believe it means to be a Christian, and we need to teach by example.
Pastor Doug introduces us to the concept of faith, and asks what we put our faith in. We are challenged to make sure that our faith is in Christ and what He has done for us. What does it mean to live every moment in faith, and why is it important that we allow our faith to live out in our lives?
Hamilton George challenges us to make 2019 a year where we can be devoted to Christ. What, exactly, does that mean? Hamilton takes us through Biblical examples to answer that question and to live better for Jesus.
We have been called to be set apart for the Lord in the way we look at the world. When we actually look out at the problems around us, however, it can be difficult to keep the joy to which we have been called. Pastor Doug teaches that we may not have the whole picture of God’s plan. We can find our joy in amazement of our Creator and in anticipation of how we can be used for His glory.