Jesus came to this earth to serve, not to be served – and he invites us as Christians to live a life of service. How do you really feel about being a servant of the Lord?
Come together with us as we pray for those in religious bondage. Worship God with us, worship our Savior who transforms all things, especially human hearts.
David was not among the final contestants for the prophet Samuel’s American Idol-like judging for the new king of Israel. What God is actually looking for surprised everyone then — and it still does.
Greg preaches from the book of Hosea about the greatest love story of all. Come prepared to know and experience the profound dimensions of God’s amazing love. It’s a story about real people. It’s a story about you and me.
Greg asks, “Have you ever tried to get sin out of your life? How did that work out for you?” We focus on “What Really Matters”.
There are two ways to relate to God. When God sent us the law, he sent it through Moses. When he brought us grace, he delivered it himself, in the person of Jesus.
God speaks to us, through Paul, in 2 Corinthians 3:6-8. We have a choice: dead religion — formulaic, the same-old, menu-driven spiritual rituals and ceremonies— or — dynamic, exuberant relational life in Christ? Which will it be?
Come with us on a journey — a storm, a ship that encounters the storm and the harbor that awaits the end of a turbulent voyage. It’s all about your relationship with God.
Are you settling for religious bondage when you could have freedom in Christ? Are you choosing the mirage of safety in religion — or are you accepting Jesus, and the risk, as we humans might see it, of relationship with God?
In Jesus God embraced time, becoming one of us, in our time. Jesus will help each of us to tell time, to understand time, to use time, and to see beyond time.
As humans we learn to love by being loved — as Christians we are able to love others because God has first loved us. If we have not accepted God’s love, then we can do and do and do — and we will still never produce God’s love.
Home Jesus promises us an eternal home, but we can’t get there without him. We need directions. We can even be on the right road, but going in the opposite direction! The road to being at home starts at the foot of the cross.
The Bible tells us God not only created the universe, he manages and maintains it with what we would describe as effortless ease. But many of us find ourselves perpetually tired. We are reminded we can exchange our weakness for God’s eternal strength.
The woman on the phone couldn’t forgive herself of a secret — something she had done many decades before — she was sure God would never forgive her. Today we ask God to join us in our secret places, where skeletons of our past hound us.
God doesn’t want us to walk far behind him in fear, nor does he want us to grovel at his feet. God wants us to be in close and intimate relationship with him.
Greg notes the one letter difference between the words “grave” and “grace” — a reminder to us that God’s grace transforms the “final” resting place of our body from decay and defeat into victorious, eternal life.
Aging grace-fully means walking more by faith than by sight. Aging grace-fully can mean that we realize that we cannot do all that needs to be done via our own strength.
Greg concludes, in this final sermon of his three-part series on God’s grace, that we either trust in what Jesus has done, is doing, or will do — or we trust in what we have done, are doing, and will do. We must make a choice — it cannot be both.
We are justified by a righteousness apart from the law. We struggle with God’s grace because humanly we can’t comprehend why God favors us with his grace. He has nothing to gain — he has no apparent motive. It’s all about faith alone, grace alone, Christ alone.
In this first of a three-part series on grace Greg talks about two men named Paul. Today, Greg explains how one of his favorite movies (Cool Hand Luke) and one of his favorite actors (Paul Newman) illustrates our need of God’s amazing grace.
When it’s a new school year, it’s a great time to be reminded that our God of faith and salvation is also our Great Educator and our Great Scientist.
There are many gods that compete for our attention and our allegiance, but only one true God. He is one, yet Father, Son and Holy Spirit. By his grace you can know him, be united and connected with him, and have a personal relationship with him.
Listening to God involves trust and faith. It is far more than dictating our wants and desires. Prayer is more than us talking to God — it is talking with God — asking Him to change us and tell us what He wants us to do.
Whether it’s the two brothers of Luke 15 or the two brothers of A River Runs Through It “Two Brothers” will help you consider God’s infinite love, and the special relationship he offers to you.
The gospel often turns our expectations upside down — so that those who think they are religious found — who think they have it made — may actually be lost. And those who think that God has given up on them — there just might be hope.
Which kingdom truly encourages and enables us to love our neighbors as ourselves — kingdoms of our world or the kingdom of heaven?
Since Christ-followers hold dual citizenship, what happens when civil authorities seem to cross the line, imposing or demanding un-Christ like action?
When Jesus was asked a trick question, he responded with timeless wisdom about the nature of the kingdom of heaven and the kingdoms of this world.
Is there any place in the kingdom of heaven for human partisanship and sectarianism? Join us for fresh insights about our citizenship in the kingdom of heaven.
Are you hearing the “real thing”? There’s only one gospel of Jesus Christ. All other gospels are pretenders and imposters. As Paul says, “a different gospel … is really no gospel at all” (Galatians 1:6-7).
Religious legalism may seem to have the same external signs as authentic Christianity, but it’s going a different direction. A hijacked plane still has all of the external signage outside that identifies it as an airline with a commendable mission — but internally, a different mission is being planned. There is more to real Christianity than meets the eye.
Christendom is filled with talk of “prayers that work.” But what about prayers that don’t “work”? Is there more to prayer than convincing God to give you what you want?
God’s love is so much more than the popular definition of love that often leads to roller-coaster-ride like relationships that rely solely on infatuation and sexual attraction. Worship with us as we reflect on the love of Christ — a love that loves us into loving.
During his earthly ministry Jesus was not what anyone expected. More than that, the risen Lord who is ever present with us continues to turn our human expectations upside down.
Consider the lengths to which Jesus goes as he looks for each and every one of us. Give glory to God who brings Light into the dark places of our lives.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego — it’s a revered story we all know — but what is the real moral of this story we read in the book of Daniel?
Jesus does not promise to keep us from the storms of life, but he will endure them with us and never forsake us. We have an enemy during the storms of our lives that can be conquered through Jesus.
As we celebrate Father’s Day we celebrate earthly fathers and we worship our heavenly Father, giving thanks that 1) we have a heavenly Father who is God and 2) a God we know as Father.
So many children today, like sheep, are harassed and helpless. Today we focus on what our heavenly Father can and will enable earthly fathers to do and be for their children.
Days before his own brutal death on the cross and subsequent resurrection, Jesus stood before a tomb and demanded that death release Lazarus. Lazarus came forth — just as we all can — because of the limitless love of God.