Jesus set the example for what it means to live a life of putting others first. Living this way will change the world! (Apologies, the first several minutes of this week's message was not recorded. However, if you've seen the movie Finding Nemo, and understand how annoying seagulls can me... MINE, MINE, MINE... you'll be fine.) You can get the idea here.
This conclusion to our Romans series is a great wrap up to the broader theme of UNITY found throughout the book. What happens when two believers don't agree on something they each find important? We dig through the final 3 chapters of Romans and even have a surprise ending from friends who still think of Venture Church as family.
The book of Romans is the most complete explanation of the gospel that we have in the Bible. It's like an instruction manual for why it works, how it works, and who it's for. This is week one of a series exploring the gears of the gospel as seen through the book of Romans. In this first week, we'll be in chapters 1 and 2 and learn the answer to question zero, "Why?"
As we conclude this 5 week teaching through the whole Bible, we spend time in one of the most misunderstood books in the Bible. The book of Revelation. When studying the book of Revelation, it's easy to get lost or confused. So, it's our goal to see the big picture of what God was teaching when he shared this vision with the Apostle John. It's a super encouraging message about the power of God and the role of Jesus in it all!
This week, Patrick Harrison shares part four of our series "Let's Open The Bible." We've crossed over into the New Testament and are looking at the foundational message of the church... the Gospel. It's more than just good news. It's the kingdom of God!
Each year we set aside a Sunday to partner with Compassion International by raising awareness of the need for child sponsorships and of children living in extreme poverty and to give our people an opportunity to sponsor a child. Compassion is one of God's greatest attributes and should be the mark of a Jesus follower. Today we study Colossians chapter 3 and dive into what it looks like to have the compassion of Jesus transform your life.