The Tragic Mistake

What do we do when we mess up?  Do you know what I mean?  That moment we know we have failed at being the person we want to be.  What do we do when we know we sinned and we walk with guilt or fear?  Sam told us. Let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God.  There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. . . . Read More »

So What Do I Do When I Mess Up?

We have been in a pretty big discussion this fall, haven’t we?  We are talking about what it truly could and should look like to live a life that is redeemed and forgiven.  This series is intentionally building each week, taking us to a place where we can answer some important questions.  Questions like, how do we live like we have been redeemed and forgiven? How do we take our freedom and apply it to life? How do . . . Read More »

The Power of Sin

Two Stories. “I think I am going to leave my wife and get a divorce.”  I was surprised to hear this because this couple had been a part of church for years.  I asked him why?  He went on to say, “We tried it and it didn’t work.”  I was still confused so I asked about ‘it’?  What do you mean that you tried ‘it’?  He said, “We have been attending church and our marriage hasn’t gotten any . . . Read More »

Embracing What God Has Done For You

Last week, Sam shared the seven ways we can mess up grace.  It was such a helpful and redemptive talk.  The reason I liked it so much, Sam gave us handles on how to keep grace simple.  People and religion tend to make grace a lot more complicated than it really is.  Do you remember how Sam did it?  He asked us to describe our Christian faith in a sentence or a word.  And he said, if our . . . Read More »

So What’s The Big Deal?

I want to start today with an exercise, don’t worry it’s not cardio or anything like that but I want to get you thinking before we really dive into this today.  If I asked you to tell me what the central part of your Christian faith is could you do it in a sentence?  If we took a moment and I asked you about your journey as a Christian how would you describe it?  When you think about . . . Read More »

Unapologetic and Ferocious Courage

Why can’t we fully experience God’s grace?  Because we make our sin and failure a bigger deal than God’s grace.  And until we make God’s grace a bigger deal than our sin and failure, we will struggle to fully experience God’s grace.   This is important because experiencing God’s grace is the foundation to being redeemed and forgiven.  That was Sam’s point last week and it was so well done. Let’s get practical.  There are basically two parts to . . . Read More »

Redeemed & Forgiven Series Kick Off – Understanding Grace

Today we start our big fall series Redeemed and Forgiven.  As Ken and I built this series I just kept getting more excited, because we are going to be exploring what it truly means to live out a life in Christ.  We want to talk about what it could look like to live a life that is truly redeemed and forgiven and most importantly how we can actually live like we are redeemed and forgiven…do you see why . . . Read More »