Milestones like the beginning of a new year or a new year can leave us feeling inadequate. Even worse, sometimes we look back over several years and we don’t see very much progress and we just feel insignificant. Like, what will my legacy be after I’m gone? Will my life have mattered? In this series, we see that Jesus has given us the key to unlock greatness in our lives. January 12, 2020
A new year, a new decade, a new you. Some people love setting goals and making resolutions. Some people hate it. Either way, we’d all agree that a little intentionality about the most important things in life is probably a good thing. We want the next decade to be great! God wants greatness for you, as well. January 5, 2020
What would you do if you couldn’t fail? Would you write a book, produce music, or start your own business? Would you go back to school? Would you get married? Whatever that thing is, don’t you think it’s time to sweep aside all of the excuses you have for not pursuing the life God has planned for you?
There are things that put pressure on you to be what you’re not. The roles you have as a family member, coworker, employer, or student put expectations on you that you may not be intended to carry. God has a plan for your life . . . and so do other people. But God’s plans are bigger. They’re more important. In order to pursue those plans, you’ll have to risk failure. You’ll have to work to become today who you intend to be tomorrow. December 1, 2019
Our church is a stewardship. It isn’t about us. It’s about all of the people around us who don’t know Jesus . . . yet. God has given us the opportunity to create churches unchurched people love to attend. When those unchurched people are our friends, neighbors, and family, this whole thing becomes very personal. November 24, 2019
We’ve been talking about how money factors into our relationship with God, and how money factors into our generosity to the world and the impact we have outside the home. Today we’re going to talk about how money impacts our most important relationships—the ones with our family. Money can create arguments and disagreements. It’s one of the leading topics couples fight about. We think we’re on the same page until our spouse comes home with a new sailboat or a new car or for some of you, a new house! November 17, 2019
In our affluent society, the excesses of wealth are out in full display. As a result, we don’t usually think of ourselves as rich, because there is always someone who has more. But the truth is, if we have more than we need, then we are rich. And as those who are rich, we have certain temptations that are specific to us. In this session, we’ll discuss a passage written directly to rich people and the subtle temptation that it addresses. November 10, 2019
We spend most of our lives trying to get rich. We work and scheme and worry in pursuit of this ever-elusive goal. And yet while we accumulate more and more stuff, and the worries that come with it, we never feel rich. But what if we’ve already achieved that goal, and we don’t even realize it? What if the thing we’re chasing is already in our hands? In this session, we’ll discuss the question: “What if you are, in fact, rich?” November 3, 2019
During his time on earth, Jesus invited all to follow him. You are invited to follow him, but there’s something you need to know about following Jesus. It will cost you something eventually.
It may cost you money, career advancement, or even relationships. That’s because Jesus offers us the choice of denying ourselves now or losing ourselves later. But you’ll find that when you pay the price for following Jesus, you’ll be glad you did. October 27, 2019
Happy couples decide they owe each other everything but are owed nothing in return. But that requires effort. Every married person makes a choice every day. That choice feels more like a reaction, so most people don’t think they have a choice at all. But they do. Happy couples make the happy choice. October 20, 2019
As long as you think your spouse owes you, your marriage will be all about keeping score. That destroys intimacy. It destroys love. But what are we supposed to do about our hopes, dreams, and desires? October 13, 2019