Is It Even Possible To Relax?

If I asked you if you were relaxed or able to relax, how would you answer that question?  For some of us, this question would be met with laughter, or a big sigh, and then a long list of things that we are doing, dealing with, or walking through that would never allow us to relax.  I don’t know about you, but it is difficult to relax as we walk through life, which by the way, seems to be . . . Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Religion vs. Relationship: what is the difference?

Remember what Sam said a couple weeks ago?  He said digital media experts say that we are being bombarded with over 5,000 digital messages a day.  I want you to think about that.  With all those messages filling the real estate in our brains, how in the world can you hear God’s voice?  How can we know what is in God’s heart each day?   The answer is, we can’t.  Unless we are purposely pulling away from culture and . . . Read More »