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The Grass is Greener: The Strength To Be Content

The Grass is Greener: The Strength To Be Content

April 21, 2019

It's Easter! This week's teaching is from Philippians chapter 4, where the Apostle Paul claims to have discovered the secret to finding contentment. This lesson is packed with several practical and immediately applicable principles you can put into practice right away. But more than that, it's a message about the power of the resurrected Christ to bring us true peace. Happy Easter!

When Jesus Prayed: Becoming One

When Jesus Prayed: Becoming One

April 14, 2019

This final week of "When Jesus Prayed" is brought to you by Patrick Harrison. He wraps up John 17 by diving into the thoughts that Jesus had on His mind for me and you... that's right, Jesus prayed for me and you that night. You'll definitely want to hear this one. 

When Jesus Prayed: Protection Through The Mission

When Jesus Prayed: Protection Through The Mission

April 14, 2019

As we continue in our series through John 17, this week Jesus turns his focus to the disciples. He knows their mission will be harder than they could ever imagine. He prays for their protection and teaches us A LOT along the way.

When Jesus Prayed: Glory Revealed

When Jesus Prayed: Glory Revealed

March 31, 2019

In this second look at Jesus' prayer in John chapter 17, we see the KEY role that Jesus plays God's plan for humanity through his work on the cross. 

When Jesus Prayed: The Hour Has Come

When Jesus Prayed: The Hour Has Come

March 24, 2019

In John 17, as Jesus was mere hours away from facing the cross, he stops to pray. This series is an in-depth look at what has been called "the greatest prayer ever prayed." In this first week, we unpack the very first sentence to see the true weight of this moment and how amazing God's love or us is. The hour has come.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor: The Fear Factor

Won’t You Be My Neighbor: The Fear Factor

March 17, 2019

In this conclusion to our series on loving people the Jesus way, we address what many find to be the greatest obstacle to neighboring well; the fear of actually doing it! Fear can be an unfortunate motivator (or de-motivator in this case) and in this lesson, we'll look at an instance where Jesus set the pace for what it looks like to cross that line and love someone regardless of whatever is keeping you from doing so. 

Won’t You Be My Neighbor: The Time Factor

Won’t You Be My Neighbor: The Time Factor

March 12, 2019

We'd all better at loving people if we just had more time! Right? In this second week, Patrick Harrison steps in to talk about the "Time Factor" of good neighboring. 

Won’t You Be My Neighbor: The Obedience Factor

Won’t You Be My Neighbor: The Obedience Factor

March 4, 2019

What does it mean to "Love your neighbor?" It's one of the core concepts of Christianity, it's something that most people want to do well. But what does it mean? This week we kick off a series to address the question, "How do we love our neighbor the Jesus way?" Week one is a look at Luke 10 and the story Jesus told about a man who kept his eyes up, looking for a need to meet.

 

Additional Resource:

Check out this book "The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationship Right Outside Your Door."

Building Bridges: Followers

Building Bridges: Followers

February 25, 2019

This final installment of “Building Bridges” is all about what it looks like to walk on the bridge of grace that God built. What does it look like to actually FOLLOW Jesus? This week is a lesson on being a disciple.

Building Bridges: The Privilege and Responsibility

Building Bridges: The Privilege and Responsibility

February 18, 2019

Building bridges with people who have not yet made the choice to follow Jesus can be hard. But it is a privilege and a responsibility! This week we check out what it looks like to build bridges with people so they can know the love of God.

Building Brides: A Problem to Be Solved

Building Brides: A Problem to Be Solved

February 11, 2019

Bridges are everywhere! Crossing difficult terrain, spanning massive bodies of water, and making life simpler. A bridge is a solution to a difficult problem. It’s also the pathway of connection between two places. In a deeper sense, “a bridge” is the coming together of two parties. This intro to “Building Bridges” is about the problem in our lives that God built a bridge to solve.  

With God: The greatest of these is love

With God: The greatest of these is love

February 3, 2019

Love. It's complicated. It hurts. Yet we all seek it! In this conclusion to "With God" we explore what it means to know the love of God and how a life lived in love is a life lived with God. 

With God: Finding an Anchor

With God: Finding an Anchor

January 28, 2019

In this third installment of "With God," we explore the question of hope. What does it mean to have life "With God" while we're in the hardest parts of life?

With God: Trusting the Catcher

With God: Trusting the Catcher

January 23, 2019

Living life "With" God sounds like a great goal right? But what does it mean? This week we're looking at replacing fear with faith and learning to sail through the hardest moments by trusting God. 

With God: Discovering the Treasure

With God: Discovering the Treasure

January 17, 2019

This series kicks off with a look at 4 postures we take when relating to God. Each posture comes with a caution. In the end, we discover the true treasure of life WITH God.

 

This series is inspired by the book "With: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God by Skye Jethani 

 https://smile.amazon.com/Reimagining-Way-You-Relate-God/dp/1595553797/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547744487&sr=8-1&keywords=With