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Night Falls Quickly

Night Falls Quickly

It seems that every few years, another person is making another prediction about the end of the world or the return of Jesus. What does the Bible really teach about Jesus’ return and why is there so much confusion? This message looks at what God wants us to know about the end and how to prepare for it.

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 // [outline]

Hope in Our Grief

Hope in Our Grief

The death of a loved one is one of life’s most painful experiences. And facing the reality of our own mortality can bring out fears and concerns. But the Bible declares a certain hope rooted in Jesus’ own death and resurrection. This message looks at the Christian hope and clears up confusion about Jesus’ return and popular theories about the rapture.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 // [outline]

The Power of a Living Hope

The Power of a Living Hope

As people take steps in the Christian life, they can be tempted to think that ‘the secret’ is in some new teaching or experience. But growth in the Christian life comes by returning to the starting point and deepening our understanding and response to the foundation. This message looks at that foundation and the most common ways people misunderstand and stray from it.

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 // [outline]

Jesus Invites Us into the Light

Jesus Invites Us into the Light

Life can seem awfully dark at times. But Jesus claimed to be the light of the world. This message looks at the hope that He offers and the things that keep us from entering into the light that He seeks to shine into our lives.

John 8:12-30 // [outline]

HOPE when it seems like no one cares

HOPE when it seems like no one cares

God offers hope to people who feel abandoned by Him and strength to those who wait on Him. This message shows the wonder of Christmas to people battling discouragement.

Isaiah 40:27-31 // [outline]

HOPE when I feel weak

HOPE when I feel weak

We need strength and love to cope with life, but often we look for it in the wrong places. The good news of Christmas is that God’s might is revealed in the tenderness of a shepherd who gently leads His sheep.

Isaiah 40:9-11 // [outline]

HOPE when I need comfort

HOPE when I need comfort

Sometimes our circumstances are too bitter for us to hope that things will ever be different. This message shows how God provides for our comfort and how we can welcome His involvement in our lives.

Isaiah 40:1-8 // [outline]

How to Declaw Death

How to Declaw Death

Many people face death with fear and regret. But the Bible presents a way of living that results in hope, confidence and even anticipation in the face of death. This talk presents a clear path for anyone to examine their life in light of Scripture and find the confidence that God provides to face death.

Philippians 1:19-26 // [outline]

God’s Gratitude Project

God’s Gratitude Project

Gratitude changes people’s lives, but how can we get it? We tend to rest our feelings of thanks on comfortable circumstances but God can build gratitude in us as we reflect on what He’s done and anticipate what He’ll do. Our gratitude grows as we move from spectator to participant in the purposes of God.

Philippians 1:1-11 // [outline]

Grumbling with God

Grumbling with God

Frustration can easily turn into grumbling but when it does, it often poisons the good in our life and keeps us from seeing a way forward. This message looks at the help Jesus gives in breaking free of that negativity to the hope that He gives.

John 6:41-59 // [outline]