Author Malcolm Gladwell said, "Incompetence annoys, overconfidence terrifies!" This may seem a little harsh, but can you relate? How has overconfidence terrified you? Maybe it's been at work, in a business, or even government. But what about when it is in you? This can not only terrifies us, it can also discourage us. We don't want to be the next example of a person who got into all kinds of trouble because they were overconfident. Yet, we need some confidence or it would hard to live. On top of that, how does all of this overconfidence intersect with our spiritual life? Join us to find out!
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
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.
Everyone wants to make a difference with their one and only life. Everyone wants to leave a mark to signify that they not only lived, but that their life mattered. Most people realize that this means more than building wealth or achieving fame; it's about impacting the lives of other people and making the world a better place.
What is stopping us? Our lives are meant to be unleashed, so why do we keep them locked up and stored away? We can all admit, “I want to say yes, but…” Insecurities and excuses, perceived roadblocks and absence of vision… the list of “buts” can get long. Join us for our new series, “I Want to Say Yes, But…” as we examine the Bible’s challenge to get off our “buts” and begin making a difference in the world.
Sometimes, we wonder why God didn't answer our prayers, why God allows suffering, or why we can't feel His presence. God may not meet all your expectations, but that's not bad news. Find out why in our new series: "I Want to Believe, But..."
Sometimes what seems like the end is actually the beginning. The first Easter found the disciples of Jesus discouraged, defeated, and convinced it was over. It seemed like an empty dream. If you’ve ever found yourself in that place, you need the message of Easter. When it feels like things are over, and even dead, they might be just beginning. Join us as we ask “What If?” and discover the power behind that simple question.
Before the first Christmas, many were looking with hope for the coming of the Messiah. Today, that Hope is here! We don’t have to wait for it any longer because it was realized in the birth of Jesus - the Hope of the world! Join us this Christmas season as we discover how we can experience a hope that touches our everyday lives. Hope really is Here!
People fall into two categories - either you love leftovers or you don't! In our series, Leftovers, there are few messages that have been "sitting in the back of the fridge" and just need to be "eaten" before Christmas. We either ran out of time during a recent series or the meal (message) didn't fit the rest of what was being served. Don't miss out on the Leftovers we will be serving up during these four weeks!
Here’s what we know – everyone has a family and every family has a story. Those stories shape who we are and how we interact with our world. THIS IS US is about finding God within the relationships that matter most to us. Family dynamics and friendships are messy and tough; we live that reality daily. But God has wisdom in the Bible that can help us do relationships well. So let’s listen in!