What Is Worship? What Does It Do? What Can Block Us From It?

This fall we are in a very important conversation.  What we are talking about is incredibly important, but I would also say it is the most ignored area of our lives.  We are talking about and focusing on the soul.  This has allowed us to talk about the areas of our lives that so many of us are struggling with these days, our inner worlds, and our emotional and mental health.  I think for many of us we just . . . Read More »

The Dangers of Entitlement

So here in 2019 we started a pretty big series entitled “What is your kryptonite?” and here’s the idea.  There is a way that we should be living our lives as Christians.  As we read scripture it is pretty clear that our lives should be described a certain way.  Through the course of this series I have really been using three very specific words on what the life of a disciple of Christ should look like.  Those three . . . Read More »

I’m Just A Little Set In My Ways…

So here in 2019 we started a pretty big series entitled “What is your kryptonite?” and it’s really our prayer that you are tracking with this series so far because there have been some pretty big concepts that have come out as this series is starting to get rolling.  Starting with this whole idea of what our lives SHOULD look like as followers of Jesus, do you remember that?  We were using terms like freedom, and victory and . . . Read More »

Modern Day Idol

We are in a series called: What is your Kryptonite? Like Kryptonite to Superman, sin steals our strength. It steals our spiritual strength and it blinds us from seeing who we really are. Let’s quickly talk about our spiritual strength, what God has given us. We just can’t talk about this enough. God has given us His grace to wash away all sin, guilt and shame [Galatians 3:3]. When we walk through life with sin and shame and . . . 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 Worst Trade You Could Ever Make

The foundation to being a disciple of Jesus; is to be broken. The Bible says; 16 Going through the motions doesn’t please you, a flawless performance is nothing to you. 17 I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered. MSG Psalms 51:16-17 It’s not about going through religious motions. Did you know that? It’s not about walking mindlessly through religious activity because you feel like you have to put in your time. It’s not about a flawless performance . . . Read More »

When Is Enough Actually Enough?

I have got to tell you something, I am really excited about getting into this message today.  We are going to be talking about temptation and sin, and how to overcome this stuff…and I have to say, this message excites me because it gives us great handles, and practical tools to deal with things.  Things that we all deal with…now we may not like to tell people in church we deal with things like this but and Paul . . . Read More »

How To Know If You Are Having An Affair, On God

  We are in a spiritual warfare series. Sam, over the last two weeks, has shared something very important that I have to start with. It doesn’t matter if you believe in spiritual warfare or if you don’t believe in spiritual warfare, you are feeling the effects of it. How do I know? Because everything in life is coming against you to send you a message, “You are a failure, you don’t add up, you are alone, just . . . Read More »

The Last Thing Your Enemy Would Ever Want You To Know

So we have started a new series where we are talking about Spiritual Warfare.  It is always so interesting to me how we can react to discussions on this topic…first and foremost outside of you understanding the Gospel for what it is, I’m not sure there is something more important to understand, and engage into, because whether you want to get into it or not, you are in a Spiritual Battle.  You don’t get to not play, just . . . Read More »