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Christian Confusion: Religious and angry (Guest Speaker: Jon Morris)

Christian Confusion: Religious and angry (Guest Speaker: Jon Morris)

October 13, 2019

Wherever Jesus went, he was followed by tax collectors and sinners- all the worst people in his society. The religious leaders complained. They assumed he condoned their sin. But Jesus never worried about being found guilty by association. Instead, he fully embodied God’s truth and God’s grace. Christians should too.

Christian Confusion: The Collision of Grace and Truth

Christian Confusion: The Collision of Grace and Truth

October 6, 2019

Jesus calls his followers to love the way he loved. But there’s a tension in the way he loved - it was messy, inconsistent, unfair, and confusing. So, what does it look like to love like Jesus?

Christian Confusion: Showing Up

Christian Confusion: Showing Up

September 29, 2019

By the third century, despite incredible persecution and “religious cleansing” by Rome, Christianity had grown into the official religion of Rome. How did such a hated, powerless people become so influential?

Christian Confusion: Insiders Outsiders

Christian Confusion: Insiders Outsiders

September 22, 2019

When we judge nonbelievers, we lose our influence. Can you imagine where we’d be if we’d never abandoned love as our primary influence? Let’s decide together that we’re going to work to love one another better and we’re going to stop judging outsiders.

Christian Confusion: Quitters

Christian Confusion: Quitters

September 15, 2019

The idea that Christians can be quarrelsome, hostile, and disputatious isn’t surprising. How is it that people—people devoted to Jesus—sometimes feel driven from Christianity? Why are there Christians on all sides of cultural and political issues, arguing with non-believers and fellow Christians alike? Is this really what Jesus intended for his disciples?

Christian Confusion: Brand Recognition

Christian Confusion: Brand Recognition

September 8, 2019

Are we going to be content just being Christians, or are we going to be disciples (followers)? Can you imagine what your workplace and community would be like if you loved the way Jesus calls us to love? Can you imagine what would happen in our nation—in our world—if Christians everywhere began living like disciples? What if for the next three to six months, Christians (you!) committed to love the people around them like Jesus?

Winning

Winning

August 25, 2019

We all want to win. After all, winning is better than not winning. In a game a win is defined, but life is not a game. And winning in the most important areas of our lives isn’t always clear. So, how do we win?

You Need a Better Name - Guest Speaker TJ Lawson

You Need a Better Name - Guest Speaker TJ Lawson

August 18, 2019

Names are powerful. We tend to think it’s just about identification, but we know that isn’t true. There’s something powerful that happens when we learn to carry the right name.

Get In The Boat

Get In The Boat

August 11, 2019

 Jesus invites us, He won’t force us, but we have no idea what we will miss out on if we don’t get in.

The N Commandments: Doubt Not

The N Commandments: Doubt Not

August 4, 2019

Wouldn't it be great to have a faith without doubts? Yet most believers wrestle with doubt at some level. We face circumstances that don’t add up. We see suffering and injustice in the world. Doubt grabs our minds and emotions. We wonder if we’re just making excuses for a God who isn’t really there or, who isn’t there in the way we assumed. Jesus commanded: “Doubt not.” But when he said that, he didn’t mean for us to quit feeling doubtful. One question posed by Jesus has the power to help you move past your doubt.