What many people don’t know is that before Jesus was 8 days old, there were already four Christmas songs written. In this sermon learn more about Mary's Song in Luke 1! As we celebrate Christmas today, we often sing songs like "Jingle Bells" and "Silent Night" that don't grasp the true agenda of Jesus. The nativity story is more than just a story about baby Jesus sleeping in a crib, it's the reality of God entering our world to deal with injustice! This Christmas season, let's wish people a Merry Christmas but let's also tell them who our Jesus is!
Hear a powerful word from the son of a martyr! Joseph Hovsepian talks about the impact persecution and his father, Haik Hovsepian's, martyrdom has played on his life. Joseph owns and runs a production studio that is the leading creator and sender of Christian content to Iran and Turkey!
Last Sunday, we talked about being grounded in hope even when so many of our questions remain unanswered. God will always fulfill His promises and work out His plans, and He will be present with us in our struggles until then! God doesn't promise us a life without hardship, but He promises His presence in the process. Be encouraged and have hope, the glory comes after the struggle!
God is always listening and speaking to us. The Bible teaches us that God never ceases to hear and speak and it offers us a variety of voices and experiences that show us how He does that. Engaging the Bible opens up our hearts to the voice of God in ways we sometimes don't expect.
Last Sunday, we learned from our guest speaker Sheila Donegan, the founder of the Boston Dream Center, the importance of sacrificing and surrendering our WHOLE life to God. Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice, and died on the cross for us, so now we are called to live for him! God is worth our sacrifice and our sacrifice matters to God!
Want to experience a fruitful and flourishing life? In order to experience the fruitful and flourishing life that God has for us, we must be firmly planted and grounded in God's ways, God's values, and God's directions! In this message learn the importance of listening to the voice of God, and always remembering and doing the things that He says will bring blessing. God will always give you grace and guidance as you live a life that is grounded in Him!
Do you want to build your life on a foundation of Gods word? Sometimes we feel like proximity to "Christian stuff" means that we have built a solid foundation. Learn in this message the importance of TRUELY building our lives on the foundation of scripture so that when storms come, we are ready!
Have you ever felt like the assignment that God has put on your life is overwhelming? Learn how God's presence is our most valuable asset in fulfilling our purpose and calling. God is always wanting to give you more!
Have you ever felt triggered? Like something small sets you off in a big way? In this sermon learn how important it is to go back before you go forward. Sometimes we feel so imperfect and insecure because op our shortcomings but God wants to use those things to show His power. How have you been broken and how is the Lord remaking you?
What are the things in our lives that we need to give up and exchange for something new? Is it our identity, is it an ungodly beliefs about ourselves - I hate myself, I will never be popular or well-liked, do you have past hurt, are you paralyzed by fear, do you try to control everything and everyone around you? In this message, Pastor Kristin shares with us the importance of identifying and letting go of the things that hold us back from God's purpose and how He wants to exchange our trash for His truth!
Do you ever feel like you do not have enough to offer? Like maybe your contribution is too strong? Learn why it is important to not only attend church, but to step out, and be a part of a community, using the gifts God has given you. In his message Pastor Arman reminds us that stepping out when we feel we are not enough makes room for God to do what only He can!
Have you ever felt like you royally messed up? Have you ever felt like you are too far gone? In this message learn how we are never too far gone to receive God's favor! We often feel like when we drift away from God, we must get our selves together before we can come back to Him. But the best thing for your life is to turn to God immediately! He never stops extending grace and His favor is always available!
Have you ever had a season where you felt like things weren't going your way? Like maybe God was a little distant? We often times feel like because of our situation that God is far from us and that His grace is not in our lifes. But God's grace and favor can have powerful effects on our life's in those seasons. Learn how God's favor can have powerful effects on your life!
We as believers often talk about Jesus, and understand the nature of His essence as being both fully God, and fully human. While this is the divine truth about our savior, have we taken the time to ask the question, “why does this matter to me today.” We learn that Jesus, the word of God, came and made His dwelling among us, full of grace and truth. The truth of God was that Jesus had the power and authority to forgive our sins, while the grace of God was His understanding as to why it was necessary. Jesus was in fact man, He lived, He laughed, He loved, He cried, and in every way knows what it means to be Human.
Did you know that diversity is God's idea? Do you have questions about racial reconciliation and equality? These are some of the most controversial and important conversations in our world right now. Learn what the Bible says about these topics and hear how God calls us to live life WITH others but also going BEFORE others.
Jesus invites each of us into a powerful kingdom experience but often we get stuck and feel like our batteries are drained! In this message we explore how to recharge and move beyond our own strength and into God‘s power!
Have you ever felt maybe you don't have something to bring to the table in the kingdom of God? Learn how God can use anyone to reach everyone. Pastor TD Davis takes us through Acts where God uses seemingly insignificant people to do extraordinary things for the kingdom!
Do you feel stifled by a situation or obstacle in your life? Do you feel discouraged and do you find yourself playing it safe? Learn how to increase your vision for what God wants to do in your life in this new series. Learn how to go BEYOND our limited vision and step God's vision for your life!
Have you ever felt like God has left you? If we are honest with ourselves, we all have felt the absence of God. God invites us to be completely honest with Him in every season, including the most difficult ones. Through Psalms of Laments, we are given permission to come before God no matter how we feel and to be be completely honest with Him.
Have you ever felt like you were so weary in you spiritual walk that you have decided to stop taking risks? Have you stopped looking to the promises God has for you? Have you stopped giving with expectancy? Have you stopped allowing yourself to be used by God? Learn how God wants to renew a sense of perseverance by extending His grace on you. God uses His church to accomplish His mission on Earth and he wants to use you and work in you! He also wants to bring people along side you to encourage you and build faith within you.
What is your life giving people a taste of? In a time where people are wondering whether the church is relevant the church should answer by giving the world a taste of heaven!
The church has responsibility to reconnect people with God, make disciples who go and live God's way in the world and to give Earth a taste of Heaven! As people of the church we should give others a taste of what Heaven is like right now!
God loves using his people! Have you ever wondered what it takes to do big things for God? God does not need flashy people, all he needs is your simple YES! In this sermon learn how all it takes is saying YES to God and humbly going for it. God loves using humble people simply say yes to carry out His plans! If there are setbacks, if you feel discouraged or inadequate God wants to equipped and encourage you to be bold and say YES to His mission!
Have you ever heard someone say that they are "taking a break from church"? Say that church just is not for them? Maybe that is you! In this sermon learn about the TRUE purpose of why we gather as a church. Church is simply a place for Gods presence to break through and change peoples lives. It becomes easy to be caught up in culture and relevance and completely miss the heart and mission of the church. Let us be excited about gathering because Gods presence breaks through!
Sometimes God gives us dreams that are for the benefit of others. In this sermon we take a look at Nehemiah and how his dreams benefited the people of God! Nehemiah leaves his role as a cupbearer to restore the wall of Jerusalem. The narrative shows us selfless courage and leadership in chasing one's dreams. What do you do when your dreams aren't about you? Nehemiah paused, reflected and answered the cry of his heart to help his people!
One of the greatest balances of the Christian journey is learning to live with a future orientation while being content in the present. In this message learn how to meet God in the waiting season to your dreams. The journey to our dreams is just as important as the realized destination to the Lord, and we must come to know that at times, our dreams for our life aren't necessarily God's vision for it.
What are God's dreams? What is God's mission, God's goal, and God's priority? God's dream is to seek and save lost people! In this sermon, we read through Luke 15 and discover that it is God's dream and priority for people to experience His salvation.
Have you ever had a dream? Something that you feel like you have to answer to? Sometimes there are roadblocks and things that we feel like are keeping us from those dreams! In this sermon learning how to embrace this process is a critical part of arriving at your dreams. Learn how Paul and Barnabas dealt with conflict and how this conflict pushed them towards their purpose! Despite our perception of conflict God wants to bring clarity and success!
Often being surrounded by obstacles, we give up on our dreams thinking that they are impossible to achieve. In this message, Pastor Arman encourages us through the story of Hannah, the mother of the Prophet Samuel. Hannah exemplifies what it means to put your trust in the Lord and pray fervently for the miraculous in her life despite difficulties and challenges. No matter the scope of your problems the Lord will hear and answer your prayers if they are in alignment with His perfect will.
Do you have dreams, passions, and desires? Where did those dreams come from, and are they even important? In this encouraging message Pastor Anthony Jennings helps us take a look at why the desires of our heart matter, and what God has to say about them!
When you think about vision, what do you think of? Your future job or promotion? Your future house? Your future family? All these things are awesome, but God desires us also to have a vision of the people that we are becoming! When we focus on what matters most, God replaces discouragement with an abundance of resources to accomplish the vision that he has planned for our lives!