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Tagged Series: 5 Principles of Friendship
You may have 100 friends or you might have 10. When it comes to friendships, it’s more about quality than quantity. But either way there are some principles that can make or break your relationship with your friends. The people who wrote the Bible, men like Solomon and John, captured God’s heart on the subject. If you’re ready to make the most of your friendships, join us this weekend at any of our four Weekend Experiences as Pastor Rich Phipps leads us one sermon deeper in our series Tagged.
Tagged Series: Strangers
Even if you don’t have a relationship with Jesus, you have relationships with people. And learning to navigate those relationships is important. The biggest group of people in your life is strangers; people you meet briefly, people you pass by every day. They’re lives are stories; full of joys but also pains. Life’s bandits have hurt them and robbed them. And the question is: Will you leave them hurt or helped? In what could have been a harsh encounter, Jesus left His hearers surprised and challenged about how to treat strangers. If you want to know more, join us this weekend at any of our four Weekend Experiences as Pastor Rich Phipps leads us into a brand new sermon series, Tagged.
Identity Series: Living Changed (Easter)
James was Jesus’ brother. Mary was Jesus’ friend. Peter was Jesus’ student. All three had something in common: their lives were impacted by Him. But none of their lives had been changed. Not by growing up with Him. Not by supporting Him. Not by working alongside Him. Not by His kindness. Not by His miracles. Not by His teaching. When Jesus died, they went back to normal. They were impacted, not changed. Until…
Join us this weekend at any of our Easter Worship Experiences and discover what changed their lives. Maybe it’s time He did the same for you.
Identity Series: Speechless
The world is quick to tell you how bad you are. Your family may ridicule you. Your friends were probably with you when you did the bad stuff so they’ll remind you. The truth is, you don’t need much help remembering how bad you are. But maybe you need to be told again how good God is. That even though He knows where you’ve been and what you’ve done, He loves you. And when you give your life to Him, He won’t let the world define you anymore. He will. If you need a dose of God’s goodness, join us this week at any of our Weekend Experiences as Pastor Rich leads us one step further in our series Identity.
Identity Series: Finding Hope
God knows you suffer. He does. And if you’re a follower of Jesus He makes you this promise that there’s this amazing, blow-your-mind goodness that’s coming. And He holds out this incredible future glory. But what about today? What about where it’s messy in your life right now? What about when your kids are hard to love or your parents are hard to live with? What about when you’re giving all you can but it just doesn’t seem to be enough? God knows that too. And He has an answer. Join us this weekend as Pastor Rich leads us into week #5 of Identity.
Identity Series: The Hope of Heaven
Aren’t there days when it would be so easy to unfriend Jesus? Following Him has made life tough. It would be easy to give up. So easy to go back. So easy to break from this God who sounded so good when you started but so far following Him has been so hard. No one likes to suffer. But God gives you a promise that your current condition doesn’t compare to your future reality. If you need a dose of hope, join us this weekend.
Identity Series: Adopted!
We live in a world of abandonment. People break our trust, employers break our confidence, and life sometimes breaks our spirits. But there is One who claims you. And this changes everything. You don’t have to base your identity on who left you but on who picks you up, takes you home and makes you His. This is God’s Promise. This is you.
Identity Series: U R
Week two of our new sermon series, “IDENTITY: This is You,” continues this weekend with a message by Pastor John, entitled “U R.” We will look to verses 5 thru 13 of Romans 8. Paul, the author of the letter of Romans, makes a bold assertion that people have two distinct natures; physical and spiritual, and he further expounds that these two natures are hostile to each other. Have you noticed this to be true in your life? Most of us would easily agree that we often experience conflict with what seems to come naturally to us and what we believe to be a better course of action, a higher calling. Paul outlines the way for that better course of action to become the rule for your life, and that spirit driven life is both fulfilling and eternal.
Identity Series: Emptied
You have a past. You’ve made mistakes. You haven’t lived as the best version of yourself. But none of that has to define you. There’s a better way. And a better Source. And a better you. God knows your identity; the real you, the best you. And He’s waiting for you to live into it. Join us this weekend as Pastor Rich leads us into a brand new sermon series for Lent called Identity: This Is You. Don’t be surprised if you leave with less than you came with.
Matthew 16:18 & Acts 1:8
The church. Made up of unspectacular people, we will perform spectacular tasks. Made up of unholy people, we serve the holy God. As part of the church, you are part of God’s plan to change the world, to save lives for eternity. So why is the church failing? Because we’ve forgotten how God defines us. When we understand whose we are, we are an unstoppable force. Join us this weekend at any of our 4 Weekend Experiences as Pastor Rich reminds us who God says we are. Don’t miss this exciting conclusion to the series Foundations.
The Great Commission. That great command that Jesus gave His followers to go out and “make disciples.” Make disciples. Perhaps no other command is more central to the success of His church than this. Make disciples. Perhaps no other command is less followed by His church than this. It seems we’ve exchanged the Commission for committees. A movement for a building. And standing on the promises for sitting on the premises. But how important is it really, this command to “make disciples?” A jog through church history may surprise you. Join us at any of our weekend Worship Experiences as Pastor Rich leads us into this week’s teaching, Discipleship Rekindled.
I Corinthians 8:5-6; John 1:1-3,14; John 14:16-17a
What do you know about God? Here’s why it matters: Your life will reflect your theology. Your theology will direct how you worship, how you pray, where you go and what you do. Your theology will determine what you do with sin and how to deal with challenges. What you know and believe about God is the most important thing about you. And get this; God wants you to know about Him. So He’s revealed who He is. Join us this week at any of our four Weekend Experiences as Pastor Rich leads us into a Biblical view of who God is and why it matters in your life. Come expecting!
Matthew 22: 37-38
This weekend we will focus on another “anchor for your soul” as we continue the “Foundations” sermon series. The sermon, “Service Retooled,” invites us to examine one of the most succinct of Jesus’ teachings. He was asked which commandant of the law was most important. His answer: (Matthew 22: 37-38) “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”
In order to see this teaching in action we need only to look back to John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement. A primary belief John preached was that of personal holiness. He taught that a life centered in Jesus is different, changed, re-formed according to God’s word. But John also believed in social holiness, which meant then and now, acting to “love your neighbor as yourself.” Followers of Jesus care for others. Followers of Jesus live in obedience to God’s word and it shows in the way they care for others. Imagine the impact our church will have when “service” to others is rediscovered and engaged as the way we live. Loving God, serving others!
II Timothy 3:14-17
You base your life on something. Every decision you make and direction you take is based on some source. The question is, “What’s your source?” What do you base your belief on and build your life on? According to God, there’s only one source strong enough and consistent enough: the Word of God. Holy Scripture. The Bible. But how is a 2000 year old document relevant for your life today? Join us at any of our 4 Weekend Experiences as Pastor Rich leads us into week #2 of our series
Foundations: 6 Benchmarks to Anchor Your Soul. You might just be surprised.
Luke 2:25-32 & John 14:6
Following Jesus isn’t easy. Maybe if the world wasn’t so messed up. Or culture wasn’t so sinful. But it is. We live in the swirling currents of a culture where right beliefs don’t always translate into right behavior. Where “In God We Trust” still marks our money but where fewer people follow a Biblical worldview than ever before. Threatened with being swept under by the ideals of people, agencies, and even churches that are leading away from God, how do you stay true to the God who made you? Join us this weekend at any of our four Weekend Experiences as Pastor Rich leads us to refocus our lives on Jesus. Come expectant!
It's easy to fall into the trap of believing that we need to have it all together to be a useful tool in God's hands. But that's a lie and an excuse. Ouch! God's word so clearly tells us otherwise. In fact, His Word promises that we will have struggles and imperfections. Those very things remind us that He is strong when we are weak and God has a glorious plan for us in our weakness. Join us this weekend as our own Kyle Eisenhuth walks us through 2 Corinthians 12 7b-10 and encourages us to let go of the idea that God can't use us in our imperfection.
On this 4th week of Advent and Christmas Eve, we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, during 8 services.
The story of Christmas didn’t start with a babe in a manger. It started the moment mankind disobeyed God in the Garden. From that moment, God put into motion a plan to restore our relationship with Him. It was a plan for the whole world, that everyone who believes in Him can be saved. The sin that condemns all people is pretty general. But sometimes you need to know that you’re not just part of the everybody. Sometimes you need a personal Savior. Join us this weekend at Current on Saturday or Sunday, or at the 8:30 Traditional service on Sunday, as Pastor Rich leads us into week #3 of our Christmas sermon series Remember This. Come, let us adore Him!