Prove It | We Do Cannonballs

Why does a church exist? Going to church can mean so much more than just going to church. Going to church can be seen as just another thing “to do,” or even a way to earn a gold star from God. But the role of the church in our lives can be powerful and world-altering. During this series, “Prove It” we will learn just why the church is so much more than a building. A church exists to prove something- and it’s all about the love of Jesus. Prove It!

Prove It | We Are Image Bearers

Why does a church exist? Going to church can mean so much more than just going to church. Going to church can be seen as just another thing “to do,” or even a way to earn a gold star from God. But the role of the church in our lives can be powerful and world-altering. During this series, “Prove It” we will learn just why the church is so much more than a building. A church exists to prove something- and it’s all about the love of Jesus. Prove It!

Prove It | We aren’t Normal

Why does a church exist? Going to church can mean so much more than just going to church. Going to church can be seen as just another thing “to do,” or even a way to earn a gold star from God. But the role of the church in our lives can be powerful and world-altering. During this series, “Prove It” we will learn just why the church is so much more than a building. A church exists to prove something- and it’s all about the love of Jesus. Prove It!

Keeping It Fresh | How to recognize and receive God’s spirit

Let’s face it- over time, things get stale. And without the right kind of attention, life can get that way, too. It’s so easy to just discard something stale for something fresh. That works great with bananas- but what about those things that matter more? What about the intangible things like- relationships? What about spirituality? This next series is all about keeping it fresh- those intangibles. God created you to be a person of passion and fresh life. He produces fresh fruit in our lives and gives us fresh gifts through his spirit. And when we pay attention to what His spirit is doing, it’s refreshing.

Keeping It Fresh | How to find your purpose

Let’s face it- over time, things get stale. And without the right kind of attention, life can get that way, too. It’s so easy to just discard something stale for something fresh. That works great with bananas- but what about those things that matter more? What about the intangible things like- relationships? What about spirituality? This next series is all about keeping it fresh- those intangibles. God created you to be a person of passion and fresh life. He produces fresh fruit in our lives and gives us fresh gifts through his spirit. And when we pay attention to what His spirit is doing, it’s refreshing.

Keeping It Fresh | How to find passion

Let’s face it- over time, things get stale. And without the right kind of attention, life can get that way, too. It’s so easy to just discard something stale for something fresh. That works great with bananas- but what about those things that matter more? What about the intangible things like- relationships? What about spirituality? This next series is all about keeping it fresh- those intangibles. God created you to be a person of passion and fresh life. He produces fresh fruit in our lives and gives us fresh gifts through his spirit. And when we pay attention to what His spirit is doing, it’s refreshing.

Bethany | Embarassing Adoration

When it comes to how we think about God, the best definition is not a set of rules or a secret formula, but a person, Jesus. Jesus spent a lot of time with his disciples, his friends and family- in a town named Bethany. If we want to see how God would live in a local setting, we have to look at Bethany, because Bethany gives us the gritty, real story of how Jesus lived in community. There are several stories; we're going to focus on three: how Jesus dealt with grief, how Jesus dealt with the status quo, and how Jesus dealt with the poor. What we'll learn is that Jesus comforts the disturbed and disturbs the comfortable.

Bethany | A different way to live

When it comes to how we think about God, the best definition is not a set of rules or a secret formula, but a person, Jesus. Jesus spent a lot of time with his disciples, his friends and family- in a town named Bethany. If we want to see how God would live in a local setting, we have to look at Bethany, because Bethany gives us the gritty, real story of how Jesus lived in community. There are several stories; we're going to focus on three: how Jesus dealt with grief, how Jesus dealt with the status quo, and how Jesus dealt with the poor. What we'll learn is that Jesus comforts the disturbed and disturbs the comfortable.

Bethany | Death stinks

When it comes to how we think about God, the best definition is not a set of rules or a secret formula, but a person, Jesus. Jesus spent a lot of time with his disciples, his friends and family- in a town named Bethany. If we want to see how God would live in a local setting, we have to look at Bethany, because Bethany gives us the gritty, real story of how Jesus lived in community. There are several stories; we're going to focus on three: how Jesus dealt with grief, how Jesus dealt with the status quo, and how Jesus dealt with the poor. What we'll learn is that Jesus comforts the disturbed and disturbs the comfortable.

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.