The Easter story hinged on two unlikely characters who acted with boldness in the face of great personal risk. Their actions set the stage for us to have confidence that the biggest event in history did in fact happen. The event that changes everything.
We all want to be friended, followed, linked, and mentioned. We all want to be recognized, admired, sought after, and envied. We hunger for approval. We want applause. We want to be known. But what do you do when there is no amount of “known” that will satisfy your appetite?
There’s a sin that is so common to the human experience, it’s the gateway to all other sins. It promises to make us bigger, better, and more important, but only makes us smaller and meaner. It strips us of our capacity to connect with others. It stands between us and God. So, what is “it” and how do we kill it?
What is Heaven like? Whatever you can imagine—Heaven is better. In Week 3 of One Minute After You Die, we expand on what Heaven is like and how what God has prepared for those who love Him is beyond anything we can imagine.
Is Hell real? To not accept the reality of Hell is to miss the grandeur of the Gospel. What you believe about eternity determines how you live today. In this message, we explore the reality of Hell and its purpose.
Originally, “baptism” wasn’t a religious concept. Yet over time, baptism has become an exclusively religious idea - one that even rouses deep emotion and controversy. In this message, we unpack baptism, from its birth with John the Baptist to its modern equivalent. If you’re a follower of Jesus and baptism is still on your “to-do” list, this message will clarify some important things that may be the nudge you need to finally go public.
We all have mistakes in our pasts—financial, professional, academic, relational. Unfortunately, we tend to learn from our mistakes in the areas that matter least and repeat our mistakes in the areas that matter most. Sometimes that’s because we avoid owning our part of a mistake. It’s easier to blame others.
But once you’ve taken ownership of your part of a mistake, what do you do with the part owned by others? How do you get past the stuff other people have done to turn your life upside down?
We learn from our mistakes in the areas that matter least. We repeat our mistakes in the areas that matter most. Too often, we look at our pasts and our decisions don’t even make sense to us. We end up asking, “What was I thinking?” But how do we restart and avoid getting stuck in cycles of repeated mistakes that take our lives down the wrong paths?