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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.

The N Commandments: Judge Not

The N Commandments: Judge Not

July 28, 2019

Perhaps the most popular commandment among those who don’t follow Jesus is “judge not.” It’s the command Christians are most often accused of violating. It’s also one of the most misunderstood of Jesus’ commands. People size each other up all the time. We all do it. This command from Jesus has the power to change all of your relationships.

The N Commandments: Worry Not

The N Commandments: Worry Not

July 21, 2019

The future is uncertain and sometimes scary, and most of wish we could obey this command! Is it possible? It is. This one truth can help you to live free of worry.

The N Commandments: Sin Not

The N Commandments: Sin Not

July 14, 2019

We assume that our sin makes God angry. But Jesus gave us a new reason not to sin, and it's better than fear or guilt. After the resurrection, the early church couldn’t go back to embrace a Temple Model: sacred men in sacred places with special interpretations of sacred texts. Instead, they now had one new commandment: love one another as Jesus had loved them. Jesus gave his followers another commandment related to the love one another command: sin no more. But how are we supposed to do that when we are so imperfect?

The N Commandments: Fear Not

The N Commandments: Fear Not

July 7, 2019

Thou shalt not fear. We all want to keep that commandment, but too often it feels impossible. Life can be scary. Believe it or not, there's a way to live without fear . . . even when there's something to be afraid of.

Aftermath: Not Difficult

Aftermath: Not Difficult

May 5, 2019

While Christianity draws many roots from the Old Testament, the early days of the New Testament church were marked by radical decisions that would set it on a new trajectory. These decisions continue to shape and challenge the church today.

Aftermath: Mix ‘N Match

Aftermath: Mix ‘N Match

April 28, 2019

Jesus was irresistible. People from all different backgrounds were drawn to him. But as the early church was forming, there was a tendency to go back to their familiar old religious traditions rather than live by Jesus’ new covenant. Sometimes we do the same.

Aftermath: Stand Alone

Aftermath: Stand Alone

April 21, 2019

Did you walk away from church or your faith because of something about the Bible? Were you raised on a version of Christianity that was eventually dismantled by academia or the realities of life? 

Maybe it’s time to consider a version of Christianity that relies on something entirely different...something far more reliable. Maybe you walked away unnecessarily. Maybe it’s time to reconsider Jesus.