Success Series – The Doing For God Must Come From The Being With God

Have you noticed how often God seems to lead us to do things in a specific way in life that seems to be like the exact opposite way that we would plan or design things to be done?  These things can bring a lot of tension to our lives if we aren’t willing to live fully surrendered to God.  I mean Jesus tells us things like if we want to be first, we should what?  Be last!  Remember . . . Read More »

What is Success?

Last week Sam opened our series called ‘Success.’  Sam did a great job kicking the series off.  He opened his talk and addressed how people outside the church, who oftentimes have been hurt, label church people as hypocrites or judgmental.  The reality is church people are people, too.  We are just as messy and hurt as everyone else.  Sam challenged us to remember, going to church doesn’t fix our mess.  In fact, there is work to be done . . . Read More »

Success Series Intro – 5 Reasons Why Our Christianity Doesn’t Seem To Be Working.

Have you ever heard someone who doesn’t go to church talk about Christians as hypocrites?  Have you ever heard someone say they would never go to church or be a Christian because Christians are so judgmental and act like they are perfect while the rest of us just aren’t living up to their lofty standards?  You probably have heard something like that, and I don’t know about you, but it’s easy to hear the hurt in someone saying . . . Read More »

Prayer is Disappointing Because We Want Action

Many of you know I am a road biker.  I really enjoy riding on the country roads on my bike.  If you follow me on Instagram, you see the pictures I post when I ride.  What’s funny about riding, it’s more detailed than you might think.  It’s not like when I was a kid when I jumped on my bike to do my paper route.  There is a way to ride that makes riding so much fun.  And . . . Read More »

Colossians – Choosing To Put On Love and Honor Christ In All We Do

Last week Ken really challenged us, didn’t he?  Now, to be fair, he told you going in that it was going to be something we have come to call a “no-hug” Sunday around here, so you were warned that it was going to be a challenging Sunday!  But that really has me thinking as I listened to his talk last week, as he worked his way through some of the practical choices Paul wants us to make as . . . Read More »