Jesus Responds To The Religious Leaders On Why He Hangs Out With “Sinners”

Today we are continuing our summer series studying the Parables of Jesus, by looking at what may be the most popular of all the parables.  This parable will center around three characters all of whom we will be able to relate to in some ways, while getting such a clear image of how our Heavenly Father treats and feels about us!  Today we are studying The Parable of The Prodigal Son, which is such a powerful story of . . . Read More »

The Christian Atheist – Can I Earn My Way Into Heaven

The Christian Atheist series is based on a survey led by the Cultural Research Center of Arizona Christian University.  They surveyed 2,000 U.S. adults from four major groups: Pentecostals, Charismatics, Mainline Protestants, and Catholics about 51 topics including marriage, absolute truth, the sanctity of human life, and the authority of the Bible. The leading researcher, George Barna, concluded the following. “The most startling realization is how many people in our churches are adopting unbiblical beliefs.  American Christians are . . . 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 »

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 »