Most of us want to lead useful lives. We want to accomplish things. We want to bring light into darkness. If we have children, we want to nurture them in ways that will bless them. But there are things we can do to undermine our impact. This message looks at the mindsets that are critical to making the most of the influence God has given us.
1 Thessalonians 2:1-16 // [outline]
Painful experiences can fuel doubt about God and where we stand with Him. But God meets us in our questioning and can lead us to a place of hope and peace. This message looks at how God responded to Abraham’s doubts and shows us what we can do when circumstances overwhelm us.
As we continue our study of joy, today we consider the exhausting pursuit of the credentials that people look to for confidence before God and others. Many people try to affirm their worth through morality, religion or success, but the Bible calls us to a different path that involves laying down our credentials to receive something far greater.
Philippians 3:1-11 // [outline]
The Bible presents a radically new way to live - a life of faith, energized by God’s power. But old ways die hard and many Christians live more by self-effort than faith. This message looks at how to live the life God calls us with the power that He provides.
Galatians 3:1-14 // [outline]
Jesus came that we might have new life. But many people don’t experience it. Even those who try to start a new life in Christ do it in old ways that short-circuit God’s blessings. This message looks at how to live Jesus’ new life and set aside old patterns that hold us back..
Galatians 2:15-21 // [outline]