Each of us are on a journey and one thing we all need is wisdom. The insights in God’s Word give us a road map to navigate our journey. Each week we will gain tools and truths to help us step into all God is calling and creating us to be!
Too often people think they're not good enough for God. They think they have to clean up before they can come to church, as if God can't deal with our mess. This can lead to spiritual apathy, eroding our faith, settling for powerlessness. Or it can lead to spiritual acting, pretending, putting the life we want on display instead of what is true. In this message, Pastor Skyler reminds us from 2 Corinthians 5 that a life of apathy or pretending is not what we've been called to. God can take our messiness and turn it into holiness, for His good and His glory. What does it look like to trust God in your mess?
Names are important! Beyond what people call us and what we call them, sometimes there are names we call ourselves. Every time we say a name out loud, we believe it more deeply. In this message, Pastor Skyler shares from the life of Gideon in Judges 6 and 7. Before God gives Gideon a dream, He gives him a new name: Oh Mighty Man of Valor. And He gives Gideon a promise: I will be with you. In this message, you'll be reminded that God always calls us what we're called for.. Somewhere between here and disaster, God will show up. You're invited to share this message with your family and friends.
Without regular maintenance and attention an engine will stop working. Our faith is no different. Do you have a faith that works, Or has it become weak and no longer doing what it was meant to do in your life? In this message pastor Kip looks at principles of a faith that works. Because Belief only becomes true faith when I believe it enough to act in obedience to it.
John the Baptist was laser focused on the message of repentance, to prepare people for the Messiah. He was the announcer--the opening act, so to speak--of the ministry of Jesus. In this last message of the year, Pastor Andrew walks us through Luke 3, John 3, and Mark 9 to show how John the Baptist illustrates kingdom-minded living. John shows what it means to submit our life to Christ, that life is not about us. It's amazing what can be done in the kingdom of God when we seek first the things of God. This message is a perfect opportunity for us to reflect on priorities as we move into a new year.