There are approximately 7.5 billion people in the world, yet here are two staggering truths from God's Word: every person on the planet has God's undivided attention. And every person has God's undivided affection.
A sad reality is that sometimes the most wonderful people make the most unimaginably poor choices. No one is exempt from the opportunity to make poor choices. King David is described in the Bible as a man after God's own heart, yet he made a choice to have an affair that led to devastating consequences for him, his family, and his kingdom.
We continue our Summer Soundtrack series looking at lessons from the Book of Psalms. In this message, Pastor Skyler reminds us that moral compromise is almost always the result of a hundred tiny compromises. No one sets out to blow up their family or ruin their life. It's a bunch of tiny compromises that add up.
What happens when you give a young child something new to eat? Something they've never tried before? For many kids, the response is, "Ewww! I don't like it!" That's when parents typically reply, "Taste it! Give it a try!"
Psalm 34 encourages us to "taste and see that the Lord is good!" Contrary to how we might feel, God is good, even when life doesn't seem like it.
In this message, Pastor Kip walks us through the first part of Psalm 34, reminding us that God's goodness is something He wants you to experience. And His goodness is experienced when we trust in Him. Pastor Kip wraps up the message with six specific areas you can trust God in your life.
Good or bad, every season of life can be summed up in a song. Sandwiched in the middle of the Bible is a songbook filled with verses and choruses that capture the human experience. With each lyric, the Psalmist reminds us that we aren’t alone. In this message, Pastor Skyler gives us fresh perspective on Psalm 23.
Have you ever noticed a change in your behavior when you are around certain people? Do you ever find yourself paralyzed by what someone might think about you? What if all of your striving and competitive spirit came from a heart of fear?
In this message, Pastor Carlos unpacks Galatians 1 and 2 to help us understand and address the fear of man. As Ed Welch has written, "Anything that erodes the fear of God will intensify the fear of man." When our fear makes people big, we make compromises. We too easily forget who God is, and who we are in His eyes. Pastor Carlos reminds us that culture is in the full-time spiritual formation business. The more we mature in Christ, the more we grow in our awe and reverence of God. And this allows us to need people less so we can love them more.
Throughout our Yardsticks series, we've considered an important question for each of us: who or what do we look to in order to understand our value and significance?
Too often we want grace for ourselves but justice for others. In this final message of the series, Pastor Skyler uses a parable in Matthew 20 to remind us that if we want to avoid the comparison trap, we need to embrace grace.
Everyone wins with grace. Grace isn't fair, but it is the antidote to envy. And once we embrace this truth, freedom follows.
We continue our Yardsticks series, where we're asking "Who or what are you going to use as your yardstick?"
In this message, Pastor Skyler walks us through Galatians 4:4-6. God's law is written on our hearts and reveals our nature. That nature reveals our need for a Savior.
The incredible message of the gospel is that the Savior came to redeem us. Salvation is not just to help us sleep better at night or to avoid hell. We've been adopted--as sons and daughters. The Savior of the world is our Abba--daddy! God sees it all and loves us anyway. Our past is forgiven, our future is full, and we're never alone.
Join us for this replay that reminds you that if you could just see yourself like God sees you, everything would be different.