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Jumpstart: Practical Teaching

Jumpstart: Practical Teaching

January 19, 2020

Practice makes perfect... but what should we practice? This week we look at the faith growing catalyst of "Practical Teaching" and see what it takes to trust God as we weather life's storms. 

Jumpstart: Our Faith Thrills God

Jumpstart: Our Faith Thrills God

January 12, 2020

You know what's true? God really values our faith. Over and over, we're told how important faith is when it comes to our relationship with Him. You know what's also true? Faith can be really hard! What does it even mean to "have faith?" Let's spend some time exploring a few SOLID practices that will Jumpstart your faith and help it grow.

Unique Jesus: God with Us

Unique Jesus: God with Us

January 12, 2020

In this conclusion to our series about the ways Jesus is uniquely special in our lives, we are also celebrating Christmas. This short devotional message was part of a larger program that involved narration, acting, and singing. Merry Christmas!

Unique Jesus: uniquely alive

Unique Jesus: uniquely alive

December 15, 2019

Lots of things "live." But Jesus is ALIVE like nothing else. Let's find out how this week as we unpack more about "Unique Jesus"

Unique Jesus: The Unique Way

Unique Jesus: The Unique Way

December 8, 2019

As we celebrate the Christmas season, we're going to take some time to look at the ways that Jesus is Uniquely able to do what only he can do. This week, lay the foundation and talk about Jesus as the unique way. 

Good Work: Rest, Sweet Rest

Good Work: Rest, Sweet Rest

December 1, 2019

Time to clock out... and rest. What does God say about our time off? Well, let's talk about "Sabbath!" 

Good Work: Pay Day!

Good Work: Pay Day!

November 24, 2019

This third week of our Good Work series asks the question, what does God have to say about the money and tackle some of the "heart conditions" that can lead to mismanaging the gifts God has given us. 

Good Work: Career or Calling

Good Work: Career or Calling

November 10, 2019

If you are serving God, when it comes to your 9-5, you don’t have to settle for having a career. In fact, you shouldn’t.. Instead, your career can become your calling.

Good Work: The Blessing and the Curse

Good Work: The Blessing and the Curse

November 5, 2019

According to some estimates, the average person will work something like 90,000 hours in their life!  And sadly, MANY PEOPLE hate their jobs. But what if we could find PURPOSE in our work. Something bigger than making a dollar or selling a product? What if we could make sense of our work that is MORE than the dollars and cents? This is week one of a series dedicated to JUST THAT. You don't want to miss it. 

Joseph - To take revenge or not to take revenge?

Joseph - To take revenge or not to take revenge?

October 27, 2019

As we wrap the story of Joseph's life we find him with the chance to finally get some payback for all the hurt he's been caused. What he chooses to do will set the bar for forgiveness and honoring God. 

Joseph - Obedience

Joseph - Obedience

October 22, 2019

Joseph has been through more than one person should have to go through yet somehow maintains both his faith in God and the desire to honor him. This week we're seeing his journey through time in prison, a gift for interpreting dreams, and the wild promotion he gets from prisoner to dignitary. How? Let's talk about that. 

Joseph - Game Plan For Temptation

Joseph - Game Plan For Temptation

October 13, 2019

When you really want something, it's hard to resist it. What if the thing you want goes against what God wants for your life? THIS is the struggle of temptation and sin. Let's look at the life of Joseph as he overcomes an extremely tempting opportunity to sin and learn how we can overcome temptation too. 

Joseph- When Life Is In The Pit

Joseph- When Life Is In The Pit

October 8, 2019

Life throws us a mystery basket of ingredients... some are good... some, we would never want. Either way, we've gotta make the best of it. What do we do when life is in the pits? Let's talk about that. 

Joseph: Overcoming Dysfunctional Family

Joseph: Overcoming Dysfunctional Family

September 29, 2019

Joseph was a man in the Old Testament that truly left a legacy. In his life, he became one of the most powerful men in the whole world, save thousands and thousands from a famine, restructured the way a powerful nation did their agriculture, and would be an important bridge in the story of how God built up the nation of Israel in the Old Testament. His life is the story of a God Chaser. 

But before he did ANY of that. He was raised in a crazy, messed up, disoriented, circus, of a DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY.

At The Movies - The Fight: Dunkirk - Getting In the Boat

At The Movies - The Fight: Dunkirk - Getting In the Boat

September 23, 2019

The WWII Battle of Dunkirk was one of the most daring rescue missions in history. It was also a pretty epic movie. Today we use the story of Dunkirk as a springboard to dive into another rescue mission as Jesus meets a demon-possessed man in Mark 5. Learn what it means to get in the boat with a message of hope.