God is calling heroes to follow Him…but the journey doesn’t begin until you cross a threshold: Love your enemies. What?! It’s true. Anybody can love the love-able; your world is watching how you love your enemies. So, go and be the hero in your story because your world needs MORE of them!
There is nothing better than finding that one thing that solves a lot of things. Anything from smartphones, clorox wipes, and Target, just makes life easier. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was one thing that could simply our faith? In the story of Jesus, he gives them a new commandment that when applied becomes the one thing that solves many things…
If you’ve ever thumbed through a Gideon Bible at a hotel, you may have noticed that it’s divided into two sections, or testaments, the old and new. The New Testament begins with the story of Jesus, who uses this word “new” a lot. He interprets old, familiar passages of Scripture in revolutionary, new ways and turns the religious community upside down. He spoke of a new covenant, a new commandment, and a new way of living. What do these things mean? And how do they have the potential to make all things N E W?
When was the last time you were lost? Fortunately, many of us have GPS devices that keep us from losing our way. However, there are moments and seasons of life where the way forward is unknown. In this week’s podcast, we unpack a time in King David’s life where he stepped into the unknown. Tune in to discover some key insights as you navigate your unknown season.
Ever have something not go as planned but you pushed through anyways? For many of us, it’s seems easier to do this when it comes to a busy day, but what about when it comes to a hope-less season? How do we respond? In this series finale, we look at the prophet Habakkuk for the ultimate way to respond in a season of hope-less-ness.
It goes without saying that MOM has a huge influence on who we become. The power of MOM shapes our identity, empowers practically, and inspires our faith. Join us this week to laugh, learn, and be inspired by MOM.
What do you do when you’re expecting something positive but it ends up being painful? How do you manage the tension between expectations and reality? In this week’s installment of Hope Rises we look into these questions and more as we discover the journey of hope.
The question that finds its way to all our minds at some point: Is God good? What about when we experience pain? What about when we see terrible things? Check out this installment of Hope Rises as we unpack this fundamental questionl
The Resurrection of Jesus: The ULTIMATE HOPE! But, what if we want to believe…but…it’s kind of hard to believe? The good news is, you’re not alone. The original disciples had trouble believing, too. Here’s some other good news: Your doubt is not failure, your belief is not naïve, and your hope is not misplaced. Tune in to discover how it all can come together.
There are some moments that seem to matter more than others. Some of these moments are obvious —wedding day, birth of a child, etc. — but other moments you have to be prepared and ready for or you miss them. In Jesus’ story, he wanted his disciples to be ready for a moment that would change everything. So, are you ready for the moments that matter? Tune in to discover how these moments not only impact us but also the people around us.
Loving Where You Live means living Life On Mission! This past Sunday, Pastor Ian laid the groundwork for accomplishing both. Tune in to discover insight on how to find purpose where God has placed you.
Ever think, ‘Someone should do something about that…’? For many of us, we come across something that bothers us or maybe even breaks our hearts and we wish someone would do something about it. But, what if that “thing” is some thing that God is wanting us to notice so we can be ones to do something about it? There’s a story in the scriptures where the disciples faced a similar situation. And, Jesus’ response? It’s something we should all do some thing about…
What’s the one thing you need to Love Where You Live? Good schools? Fun places to eat? A fireplace? While there might be a few different options, the Gospel of Luke tells a story about how Jesus highlighted this one thing we need to not only love where we live but also to make a difference with our lives. As we launch this new series, don’t miss this most needed thing to actually Love Where You Live.
Ever assume if something comes to me, then it must be for me? Why is it that we make this assumption? And, is there something we should be aware of when making this assumption? There’s a story in the Gospel of Luke where Jesus pivots to tell this pointed parable about how many of us are tempted to fall into this familiar trap. But, Jesus also tells us how to overcome it with something better.
Life is full of “must have” things: Coffee in the morning, naps for small children, Chic-Fil-A on a weekly basis, etc. Money is also a “must have” thing in life but the question is, ‘Do we have money?’ or ‘Does money have us?’ In Matthew 6, Jesus gives us some helpful insight into those questions that can help us learn how to be Masters of Money rather than Mastered by Money.
Many of us wrestle with money stuff, especially when it comes to how it relates to our relationship with God and each other. But, in Matthew 25, Jesus makes it clear what he will ask all of us: ‘What did you do with what you had?’ Tune in to discover some fundamental pieces to the conversation and prepare to give God a great answer…
Ever wonder if you have an anger problem (asking for a friend…)? When Jesus showed up and invited people to live a new way of life, the first thing he addresses is…anger. Really? Why? Here’s Jesus’ point? You have an anger problem. We have an anger problem. Our culture has an anger problem. And, the only way to begin to live in God’s Kingdom is to deal with the anger in our hearts. Fortunately for us, Jesus shows us the way…
Many of us pursue things or people with the belief that it we can find the right thing or person then everything will be all right. However, a better approach is to focus on becoming the right person. How do we do that? This week, we unpack one of the most famous passages in the scriptures to discover how this one choice can help us become the kind of person we’ve wanted to be all along.
When it comes to “things I regret in life”, they often include the way we’ve responded, stuff we’ve said and done. But, what if there was a mechanism that could not only help us respond differently, but respond lovingly? And, what if this mechanism could create better marriages, families, workplaces, etc.? It’d be worth exploring, right? Tune in to this week’s podcast….
Success in life often requires you to ignore the immediate reward in favor of the imminent reward. In other words: Find a way to delay gratification. Instant gratification is the biggest challenge to overall success. But, how do you overcome it? In this week’s podcast, King David faced the temptation of instant gratification. And, his story has a lot of helpful stuff for us to overcome this common trap so that we can achieve better results.