Jesus invites everyone to follow him. Being a sinner is a prerequisite. Having doubts is a prerequisite. That’s because we’re all sinners and we all have doubts. Following Jesus results in overwhelming faith, but at times it can also be inconvenient, costly, and even embarrassing. It can cause us to miss opportunities, lose business, or stand out in the crowd when we’d rather fit in. Even Jesus’ earliest followers wrestled with this tension. But one of his disciples asked a question that put everything in perspective: “To whom shall I go?” May 31, 2015
Everyone is invited to follow Jesus. Being a sinner doesn’t disqualify you. Being a doubter doesn’t disqualify you. The goal of following Jesus is a faith that overcomes our fear of the future or our current circumstances. It’s a faith that gives us peace. But what do people who follow Jesus look like? What do they wear? May 3, 2015
Lots of people all over the world appreciate, respect, and even follow the teachings of Jesus without believing he rose from the dead. But the people who recorded his story and teachings wouldn’t recommend that. Their message was clear: Jesus rose from the dead. He is Savior and Lord. April 5, 2015
Each of us have a role that is uniquely ours. Access Church also has a unique role in our community. Our Lead Pastor Rich Barrett will speak to our focus as an organization, and the new opportunities we will have in 2015 to fulfill our mission. February 1, 2015
Most people donâ€™t have a problem with God. After all, plenty of people show up for church on Christmas and Easter. Unfortunately, people do have a problem with the church. For centuries Christians have made Christianity so complex that people simply write it off as irrelevant and confusing. In this message weâ€™ll see how this problem surfaced in the very early days of the church, how they dealt with it then, and how we should deal with it now.
October 19, 2014
One of the most challenging arenas in which to be salt and light is the workplace. After all, your boss didn’t hire you to be salt or light. But you are there for a reason. So, a big part of figuring out your purpose for being on this planet is to wrestle with how to leverage your position in the place where you spend most of your waking hours. It just may be one of your greatest opportunities for influence. June 29, 2014
Do unto others. Love is patient, love is kind. Turn the other cheek. Itâ€™s easy to appreciate Jesusâ€™ teachings. But then the Bible writers tell us that he rose from the dead. And a man rising from the dead is harder to believe. For some, itâ€™s so hard to believe that they cherry-pick the teachings and refute the resurrection. In this message, Rich Barrett recounts the truth about Jesusâ€™ life and death that Paul says is â€œof first importance.â€ April 20, 2014
Regardless of our pasts and abilities, God can do miraculous things through us when we bring our lives to Him. Rich Barrett will look at how God is ready to make a miracle of you…and of us, collectively. Your gifts matter. March 2, 2014
Originally, “baptism” was not a religious concept. Yet over time, baptism has become an exclusively religious idea – one that even rouses deep emotion and controversy. In this message, Andy Stanley unpacks baptism, from its birth with John the Baptist to its modern equivalent. If you are a follower of Christ and baptism is still on your “to-do” list, this message may be the nudge you need to finally go public. January 12, 2014
What if the primary mission of the church is not to help the family, and the number one priority of the family is not to go to church? What if they are both designed to work together to show a generation who God is? Imagine the impact when church and family work together. Rich Barrett leads us to “Think Orange” and rethink the way we approach the spiritual development of our children and teenagers. May 19, 2013.