“All God’s giants have been weak men who did great things for God because they reckoned on Him being with them.” (Hudson Taylor)
Is there a recurring thought, dream, or vision of something that you need to do for God that keeps popping up in your thoughts over the years? Are your lack of qualifications and insecure feelings holding you back from stepping out in faith for God?
You won't want to miss it as guest speaker Mike Tison (also presenting at the Game Dinner at SCC this Saturday) shares a message inspiring hope for the men (and women) God chooses. Join us for Reluctant Misfits. If you have a chance, prepare by reading 1 Corinthians 1:26-31.
In 1971 Virginia, after leading his team to 15 winning seasons, football coach Bill Yoast was demoted and replaced by Herman Boone. These two men overcame their differences and turned a group of hostile young men into champions. Remember the Titans is based on a true story of how a town, torn apart by resentment, friction, and mistrust, comes together.
Almost 2000 years earlier, there was another group of Titans who lived in the city of Corinth. They had abilities, talent, money, and they had Christ, but their environment allowed them to use their new Christian faith as a vehicle to amplify their own self-centeredness.
The apostle Paul, who pastored them, coached them, and had lived with them for 18 months, wrote to them. His hope was that they would become champions in reaching their city, and beyond, with the great news of Jesus Christ. We could learn a lot from these Titans of old and we might just find that, if we followed Coach Paul’s advice, we could be the best team and the best church that we could be!
A perfect relationship. A perfect family. A perfect career. When we see others who have what we want, our lives seem lacking. But you’ll never be content on the inside if you’re always looking at what other people have on the outside. Let’s talk about how to avoid The Comparison Trap.
Everyone longs for a leader they can trust to give them prosperity, stability, and security. That’s what we hope for in every election, in our job, in our relationships, and in a crisis. It is also what people in the Old Testament longed for in a leader. However, no matter what leader they had, eventually they were disappointed. Even King David, a man after God's own heart, let everyone down. The silver lining in all of this is that when human leaders overpromise and underdeliver, they point to the perfect leader and king. Join us as we see how David's story points to a king who never disappoints in The Seeking King: A Man After God's Own Heart.
In our world today, there are many subjects it seems we can’t touch. Subjects that are taboo and have to be kept in the shadows, whispered about, or not talked about at all. That is just not true! They can be touched, they can be spoken of, in the light of God’s Word. Join us as we look at what culture may think can’t be touched. We are going to see not what society or even tradition has to say, but what God has to say. We will touch that, but with God’s touch, and we won’t be the same as we live out the Apostle Paul's God-inspired letter.
"I have the right to do anything," you say—but not everything is beneficial. "I have the right to do anything"—but not everything is constructive. 1 Corinthians 10:23 NIV
Everyone longs for a leader they can trust to give them prosperity, stability, and security. We might call them a “knight in shining armor” or, it may sound corny, even a hero. Yet, that’s what we hope for in every election, in our job, in our relationships, in a crisis - you get the idea.
It is also what the people way back in the Old Testament longed for in a leader. Yet, no matter what leader they had, eventually they were disappointed. Even King David, who was the best king they could have hoped for, let everyone down. The silver lining in all of this is that when human leaders overpromise and underdeliver, they point to the perfect leader and king. In our new series Seeking, we will renew a hope for a future king. In each story, mainly based in 1&2 Samuel, we will see a king that never disappoints.
For many, the most wonderful time of the year isn't so wonderful. A painful past or our own insecurities can overshadow the joy we're think we're supposed to be feeling. What if this year could look different? It’s time to let God heal the Ghosts of Christmas Past. Join us in person or online for our holiday series.
In a culture that is increasingly hostile to Christianity and where many Christ followers are distracted, people often ask, “Is there really any value and/or relevancy to having a laser-focused and engaged faith?” Let’s be honest, resisting a life of distraction and/or indifference in order to passionately embrace the life God wants for us takes a lot of grit.
Yet, Jesus has a lot to say to us about days like these. He says it through one of His closest friends in a letter we call the Book of Revelation. Join us for this new series where you will find that Jesus’ words to seven churches are as relevant for today as they were in the first century.
Most of us feel inadequate: "God can’t use me. I’m not good enough. I have too much baggage. I’m a failure." But what if God delights in using imperfect people to accomplish his perfect plan? In this shared message series with Berean Bible Church, we will walk the Hall of Faith and watch God turn unlikely people (just like us) into Faith Heroes.