God Never Said That | You should always be happy

The enemy tempted Eve in Genesis 3 by asking, “Did God really say?” to plant a seed of unbelief and distrust in her heart. He then proceeded to twist‐‐ slightly‐‐ the true words of God. He does the same today. We grab onto these twisted words because they sound close enough to be true. They are the lies we tell embrace based on what we've heard form others, or on what we feel most comfortable with‐ like using the Bible to justify anything, to cherry picking verses to get what we want, or simply wanting quick comfort for ourselves or others. We use these words to comfort and judge and to condone and condemn. But a lot of them are not what God really said. Let's work hard to look at what God really said through scripture. When we do, some of the cliche phrases we've heard used will prove to be unhelpful, while others may be keeping us from embracing God's healing truth.

God Never Said That | You shouldn't judge...only God does that

The enemy tempted Eve in Genesis 3 by asking, “Did God really say?” to plant a seed of unbelief and distrust in her heart. He then proceeded to twist‐‐ slightly‐‐ the true words of God. He does the same today. We grab onto these twisted words because they sound close enough to be true. They are the lies we tell embrace based on what we've heard form others, or on what we feel most comfortable with‐ like using the Bible to justify anything, to cherry picking verses to get what we want, or simply wanting quick comfort for ourselves or others. We use these words to comfort and judge and to condone and condemn. But a lot of them are not what God really said. Let's work hard to look at what God really said through scripture. When we do, some of the cliche phrases we've heard used will prove to be unhelpful, while others may be keeping us from embracing God's healing truth.

God Never Said That | You can do anything

The enemy tempted Eve in Genesis 3 by asking, “Did God really say?” to plant a seed of unbelief and distrust in her heart. He then proceeded to twist‐‐ slightly‐‐ the true words of God. He does the same today. We grab onto these twisted words because they sound close enough to be true. They are the lies we tell embrace based on what we've heard form others, or on what we feel most comfortable with‐ like using the Bible to justify anything, to cherry picking verses to get what we want, or simply wanting quick comfort for ourselves or others. We use these words to comfort and judge and to condone and condemn. But a lot of them are not what God really said. Let's work hard to look at what God really said through scripture. When we do, some of the cliche phrases we've heard used will prove to be unhelpful, while others may be keeping us from embracing God's healing truth.

God Never Said That | You can believe whatever you want

The enemy tempted Eve in Genesis 3 by asking, “Did God really say?” to plant a seed of unbelief and distrust in her heart. He then proceeded to twist‐‐ slightly‐‐ the true words of God. He does the same today. We grab onto these twisted words because they sound close enough to be true. They are the lies we tell embrace based on what we've heard form others, or on what we feel most comfortable with‐ like using the Bible to justify anything, to cherry picking verses to get what we want, or simply wanting quick comfort for ourselves or others. We use these words to comfort and judge and to condone and condemn. But a lot of them are not what God really said. Let's work hard to look at what God really said through scripture. When we do, some of the cliche phrases we've heard used will prove to be unhelpful, while others may be keeping us from embracing God's healing truth.

God Never Said That | You are too far gone

The enemy tempted Eve in Genesis 3 by asking, “Did God really say?” to plant a seed of unbelief and distrust in her heart. He then proceeded to twist‐‐ slightly‐‐ the true words of God. He does the same today. We grab onto these twisted words because they sound close enough to be true. They are the lies we tell embrace based on what we've heard form others, or on what we feel most comfortable with‐ like using the Bible to justify anything, to cherry picking verses to get what we want, or simply wanting quick comfort for ourselves or others. We use these words to comfort and judge and to condone and condemn. But a lot of them are not what God really said. Let's work hard to look at what God really said through scripture. When we do, some of the cliche phrases we've heard used will prove to be unhelpful, while others may be keeping us from embracing God's healing truth.

God Never Said That | You will never be given more than you can handle

The enemy tempted Eve in Genesis 3 by asking, “Did God really say?” to plant a seed of unbelief and distrust in her heart. He then proceeded to twist‐‐ slightly‐‐ the true words of God. He does the same today. We grab onto these twisted words because they sound close enough to be true. They are the lies we tell embrace based on what we've heard form others, or on what we feel most comfortable with‐ like using the Bible to justify anything, to cherry picking verses to get what we want, or simply wanting quick comfort for ourselves or others. We use these words to comfort and judge and to condone and condemn. But a lot of them are not what God really said. Let's work hard to look at what God really said through scripture. When we do, some of the cliche phrases we've heard used will prove to be unhelpful, while others may be keeping us from embracing God's healing truth.

God Never Said That | You JUST have to invite Jesus into you heart

The enemy tempted Eve in Genesis 3 by asking, “Did God really say?” to plant a seed of unbelief and distrust in her heart. He then proceeded to twist‐‐ slightly‐‐ the true words of God. He does the same today. We grab onto these twisted words because they sound close enough to be true. They are the lies we tell embrace based on what we've heard form others, or on what we feel most comfortable with‐ like using the Bible to justify anything, to cherry picking verses to get what we want, or simply wanting quick comfort for ourselves or others. We use these words to comfort and judge and to condone and condemn. But a lot of them are not what God really said. Let's work hard to look at what God really said through scripture. When we do, some of the cliche phrases we've heard used will prove to be unhelpful, while others may be keeping us from embracing God's healing truth.

F Words | Forgiveness

Jesus probably doesn’t use the “F word” (ok, we know he doesn’t). But let’s be honest- we hear the F Word all the time: in our music, movies and TV, and in everyday conversation. The word is pretty commonplace- and using it will turn some heads (especially in church). It’s considered “adult” language- but it’s used in very childish ways.

We act like children more than we’d like to admit: like how we deal with success and failure, or the way we treat those closest to us. It’s easy to just do what comes naturally and be desensitized to the very things in life that God created to be holy. In the month of June, we’re unpacking four “F Words” that we stumble over all the time. God wants to redeem every “F Word” we’ve ever dealt with- let’s start with these and pray we learn his way of redemption.

F Words | Father

Jesus probably doesn’t use the “F word” (ok, we know he doesn’t). But let’s be honest- we hear the F Word all the time: in our music, movies and TV, and in everyday conversation. The word is pretty commonplace- and using it will turn some heads (especially in church). It’s considered “adult” language- but it’s used in very childish ways.

We act like children more than we’d like to admit: like how we deal with success and failure, or the way we treat those closest to us. It’s easy to just do what comes naturally and be desensitized to the very things in life that God created to be holy. In the month of June, we’re unpacking four “F Words” that we stumble over all the time. God wants to redeem every “F Word” we’ve ever dealt with- let’s start with these and pray we learn his way of redemption.

F Words | Failure

Jesus probably doesn’t use the “F word” (ok, we know he doesn’t). But let’s be honest- we hear the F Word all the time: in our music, movies and TV, and in everyday conversation. The word is pretty commonplace- and using it will turn some heads (especially in church). It’s considered “adult” language- but it’s used in very childish ways.

We act like children more than we’d like to admit: like how we deal with success and failure, or the way we treat those closest to us. It’s easy to just do what comes naturally and be desensitized to the very things in life that God created to be holy. In the month of June, we’re unpacking four “F Words” that we stumble over all the time. God wants to redeem every “F Word” we’ve ever dealt with- let’s start with these and pray we learn his way of redemption.

F Words | Fame

Jesus probably doesn’t use the “F word” (ok, we know he doesn’t). But let’s be honest- we hear the F Word all the time: in our music, movies and TV, and in everyday conversation. The word is pretty commonplace- and using it will turn some heads (especially in church). It’s considered “adult” language- but it’s used in very childish ways.

We act like children more than we’d like to admit: like how we deal with success and failure, or the way we treat those closest to us. It’s easy to just do what comes naturally and be desensitized to the very things in life that God created to be holy. In the month of June, we’re unpacking four “F Words” that we stumble over all the time. God wants to redeem every “F Word” we’ve ever dealt with- let’s start with these and pray we learn his way of redemption.

Game Over | Easter

We have a tendency to play some pretty dangerous games with each other when it comes to acceptance. Many of us pick our teams based on who should be excluded. Worse yet, some of us don’t even realize we’ve excluded others until it’s too late.
Some of the religious leaders of Jesus’ day defined their team by who was excluded from their membership. There was a long list: women, Samaritans, different races, anyone who was disabled or sick, and anyone considered a “sinner.”
Jesus radically challenged this exclusivity and exposed the game when he publicly shared meals with people from the list. Jesus ruined the game.
When it comes to who isn’t included, who is on your list? The story of Jesus, his death and resurrection, his inclusiveness, and party going reputation, ends the game we play with exclusivity. His people, his church, is to be known by their acceptance and love. Anything else it’s just a game.

Game Over | Jesus is Ridiculous

We have a tendency to play some pretty dangerous games with each other when it comes to acceptance. Many of us pick our teams based on who should be excluded. Worse yet, some of us don’t even realize we’ve excluded others until it’s too late.
Some of the religious leaders of Jesus’ day defined their team by who was excluded from their membership. There was a long list: women, Samaritans, different races, anyone who was disabled or sick, and anyone considered a “sinner.”
Jesus radically challenged this exclusivity and exposed the game when he publicly shared meals with people from the list. Jesus ruined the game.
When it comes to who isn’t included, who is on your list? The story of Jesus, his death and resurrection, his inclusiveness, and party going reputation, ends the game we play with exclusivity. His people, his church, is to be known by their acceptance and love. Anything else it’s just a game.

Game Over | No One Left Out

We have a tendency to play some pretty dangerous games with each other when it comes to acceptance. Many of us pick our teams based on who should be excluded. Worse yet, some of us don’t even realize we’ve excluded others until it’s too late.
Some of the religious leaders of Jesus’ day defined their team by who was excluded from their membership. There was a long list: women, Samaritans, different races, anyone who was disabled or sick, and anyone considered a “sinner.”
Jesus radically challenged this exclusivity and exposed the game when he publicly shared meals with people from the list. Jesus ruined the game.
When it comes to who isn’t included, who is on your list? The story of Jesus, his death and resurrection, his inclusiveness, and party going reputation, ends the game we play with exclusivity. His people, his church, is to be known by their acceptance and love. Anything else it’s just a game.

Game Over | Neighborliness

We have a tendency to play some pretty dangerous games with each other when it comes to acceptance. Many of us pick our teams based on who should be excluded. Worse yet, some of us don’t even realize we’ve excluded others until it’s too late.
Some of the religious leaders of Jesus’ day defined their team by who was excluded from their membership. There was a long list: women, Samaritans, different races, anyone who was disabled or sick, and anyone considered a “sinner.”
Jesus radically challenged this exclusivity and exposed the game when he publicly shared meals with people from the list. Jesus ruined the game.
When it comes to who isn’t included, who is on your list? The story of Jesus, his death and resurrection, his inclusiveness, and party going reputation, ends the game we play with exclusivity. His people, his church, is to be known by their acceptance and love. Anything else it’s just a game.

Uncommon | Prayer

God doesn’t love us because of how awesome we are, but because of how awesome he is. When Jesus commanded the CHURCH to go and make disciples, it was with the understanding that we were all on this mission TOGETHER. At no point did Jesus proclaim that the CHURCH was to be divided. In fact, he gave examples of how the diversity of people actually contribute to the same mission. Over these four weeks, we’ll take a deep look at the four actions of the first church: prayer, eating and drinking, teaching and fellowship.