Do you have friends? People are more connected than ever and yet research shows we are getting increasingly lonelier. What does the bible say about friendship? In this message, Pastor Carlos examines one of the most famous friendships in the scriptures to learn what it means to have friends and be a friend.
People matter to God. Which people? All people. How much? More than we can possibly imagine. We have a propensity to become tribal, dividing on race, politics, beliefs, and more. It's us vs. them, which begs the question: Who is "Us" from God's perspective?
A rabbi and a tax collector are about as "us vs. them" as you can get. Yet in Matthew 9, we see Jesus demonstrate how the kingdom works when he tells Matthew the tax collector to "follow me." Matthew was only "one ask away" and it's likely that you are surrounded by many like him.
As Jesus says, "For I have not come to call the righteous, but the sinners." In this first message of our new series, Pastor Skyler reminds us that everyone is welcome. Jesus wants to transform you from your sins--He can fix that. Lord, give us a Matthew heart.
God is love. While this sounds elementary, this simple truth is commonly misunderstood. If we are to understand who God is and how God wants us to live, then we must begin by looking at what scripture means when it says that God is love. In this message, Pastor Austin shows us how God’s love is greater than any other kind of love we can know. When we become absorbed in God’s infinite and all-encompassing love (agape), the way we engage the world will be transformed. Join us as we take a deep look at an eternal truth.
Merry Christmas! This message from our Christmas Eve service speaks this one resounding truth: You are invited into the presence of a king. Every person in the story of Jesus' birth is given the same thing--an invitation. It doesn't matter if you are a shepherd, a powerful king or an average suburbanite, come as you are! This is the main message of Christmas: every person in the world is invited to come see the king born in the manger
The story of the wise men seeking out Jesus is a familiar one, yet familiarity with the Christmas story can cause us to lose the wonder of what happened at this incredible point in history. The story of Jesus is the story of hope. In this message from Matthew 2, Pastor Skyler shows how hope is not found in our changing circumstances. It is found in the presence and work of Jesus, whose birth we celebrate in this season. Though the gifts given by the magi seem out of place at first glance, after consideration we see they are exactly appropriate for the newborn King of Kings. Pastor Skyler challenges us to consider what we are willing to bring for God to use in miraculous ways.
The story of God from Genesis to Revelation is an invitation to know Jesus. To better understand the story of the cross, we need a better understanding of the story of the cradle. In this message, Pastor Skyler shows us how "O Come Let Us Adore Him" is more than a nice song to sing at this season. Adoration helps us see Christ more clearly, and a clearer view of Christ leads us to worship Him more deeply. Join us for this reminder of Jesus' invitation to come.
We begin our celebration of the birth of Christ with this first message in our "A Thrill of Hope" series. In Matthew 1, we learn how God most high becomes God most nigh. In this message, Pastor Skyler shares how God became one of us so he could invite us into relationship. Emmanuel is his name, meaning God with us. The amazing message for followers of Christ is that God is with us, for us, and in us. Listen to this message to be reminded there's not a breath you've drawn that God is unaware of. He became like us so we could be in relationship with Him.
What would those who know you best say is your most contagious attribute?
In this message from Philippians chapter 4, Pastor Skyler challenges us to consider that joy should be our contagious attribute. How? The Apostle Paul shares the key, even in the midst of him being imprisoned in chains. He tells us to never forget the proximity of God. The Lord is near.
Join us for this replay to be reminded that your situation is not an indication of God's location. Choose to pray. Choose to say thank you. Choose to worship.