Sometimes Pain Comes In Handy

I’m just going to come right out and say this as we get started today, I think today we are going to get into the true reality of life today, and if we are honest, reality isn’t always pretty.  So as we jump into the next story in our “I Am Second” series you need to know, this one is going to be very raw.  I know it might not be the world we show people on social . . . Read More »

What to do when you don’t like yourself

Doug Bender, I am Second, testimony. Doug’s story is filled with hurt and emotion and confusion about who he is.   We picked this video specifically for today because we wanted to give handles to parents and kids on how to deal with our emotions. We want to look at scripture and see what God says about our emotions and how we deal with them. Today, our culture has elevated emotions and feelings and have made them more important . . . Read More »

In The Opposite Direction

Today’s video with Dave Robbins hits home, doesn’t it? Maybe not to that extent, but we’ve all felt temptation before, and we’ve all given into it at some point too. It doesn’t matter if you’re here today and you don’t believe in Jesus yet, you know what temptation feels like. And you also know that you’ve had consequences for giving in. Right? Whatever you believe, temptation and its consequences is something we can all relate to. Several years . . . Read More »

When you look in the mirror what do you see?

So I want to start today by asking you a question that actually might be one of the more important things for you to think about.  I think your answer to this question is probably driving more of what you are doing in your day to day life than you realize.  Your answer to this question has a big impact on the decisions that you are making, and how you feel about yourself on the inside…in your heart.  . . . Read More »

Feeling Alone, Separated from God and Others, Defeated

Watch James Caldemeyer I am second Video.  Did you hear him say, “How did I get here?”  Have you ever asked yourself that?  You feel like life has been so out of control, there is no coming back.  It’s like you crossed a line that eliminates you from ever going back to a normal life. Maybe you didn’t cross that line, but maybe you have done something, and you think, ‘I blew it, God will never accept me.’  . . . Read More »

We All Have Something In Common

So last week, Ken opened up our big fall series, called I am Second, and I think just one week in you can probably see why this series has us so excited.  It’s because it is all about life change, which when it comes to this whole “Christian-faith-thing,” this is really what it is all about.  Now as you listen to these people tell their stories of life change you will recognize a lot of them.  They are famous rock stars, . . . Read More »

The Quiet Killer

View video on YouTube ‘Ashley Rawls I am Second.’ In the middle of her story, she talked about having a secret. Secrets are about control. We feel out of control in our lives so to get that sense control, we try to control something. And, we keep it secret because we don’t want anyone to know. We live in a world where we bounce between being in control and being out of control. The irony is, we have . . . Read More »

Where Does It Go From Here?

So today is the big conclusion to our summer series, and I have to tell you…I’m sad to see it go.  I just feel like what we have studied and walked through all summer long is such a big deal.  I have been thinking and dreaming a lot of a day where we literally live out this life that Jesus lays out for us in Matthew 5, 6, and 7.  Behind the scenes Ken and I keep talking . . . Read More »

We Don’t Have the Right Perspective

Welcome to our new series called, ‘I am Second’. The whole point of this series is about transformation. You are going to hear real people share their real stories and how they found transformation. That means they found peace, found healing and were able to break their addictions. I want to start with what scripture says. In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success. Don’t be conceited, sure . . . Read More »

Words to Live By…Or Not.

Well it’s hard to believe but we have made our way to the last few moments of this amazing teaching from Jesus here and today we are going to see how Jesus wraps this whole thing up and in these last few verses we will once again see the big theme unfolding.  The theme has been Jesus laying out the type of life that a disciple should live…which would mean that these words that Jesus is preaching are . . . Read More »