Greatest Relationship Principle When Things Get Messy

Welcome to our deep dive into Proverbs.  We are slowing down and looking at the major themes we see in Proverbs and talking about them.  We talked about words.  We talked about the battle between humility and pride.  What Godly success looks like.  Last week Sam talked about the fact that we can’t hide who we really are, it comes out.  Remember the one statement he kept repeating?  You simply can’t hide your heart.  It comes out, it . . . Read More »

You Can’t Hide Your Heart. It Is Seen, Felt, & Heard.

Have you ever thought or wondered about how you are known or seen or felt by those around you?  It’s an important concept but I’m not sure it is one that many of us take too much time to think through.  You know how you feel or see others, but have you ever taken the time to consider how you are felt, seen, heard…how you are known?  The more we read our Bibles and study God’s word the . . . Read More »

The Wise Are Always Learning, Growing, and Listening

Welcome to week 5 of our study of the book of Proverbs, a journey to learning the way of the wise.  We hope you are enjoying this study of Solomon’s Manual of Living and that you are actively walking through the book of Proverbs with us throughout the week either by following the study guide daily through social media or by following the study guide from the weekly email that comes out every Sunday.  Today marks the halfway . . . Read More »

The Problem With Church: People

I ask you, ‘What is the point of Church?’  That is the series we are in.  I want to share 10 things about church.  Then I want to talk about what makes church messy.  Church can feel messy because it’s filled with, wait for it, messy people. Point 1.  Church is God’s body [Ephesians 1:21-23, 1 Corinthians 12]. That means, church is God’s only strategy to offer hope, healing, and forgiveness to the local community.  To prove my . . . Read More »

What “Community” Is & Isn’t, & Why It Is Such A Challenge At Church

This fall we have started an important conversation with you, one that I think we could describe as a journey.  It’s a journey to find answers to life’s biggest and most important questions.   Questions that we all wonder about, that can weigh on us in the deepest parts of our hearts and minds.  Questions like why am I alive?  Does my life matter?  Why is life so hard?  What is the meaning of my life or what is . . . Read More »

Four Things That Are True About Everyone You Meet

If God has touched our hearts in any real way, it will show up in our relationships.  What does it mean when I say ‘If God has touched our hearts’?  That means we are aware that we are a mess, and we can’t do anything about it.  We know we can’t live out who we want to be.  We know there is sin in us, and we can’t do anything about it.  We are stuck. And yet, in . . . Read More »