Whether fueled by fear, insecurity, or a past event, many of us construct a paper wall of excuses that holds us back.
Doubt is inevitable. Whether you are exploring faith or have been a follower of Jesus for a long time, you will face seasons of doubt. We all do. So how do you handle doubt? How do you get doubt right? How did Jesus handle doubt? In this message, we look at how doubt can actually move you forward rather than set you back. In fact, it might surprise you how Jesus changes you on the other side of your doubt.
Our western world loves the pursuit of success. From social media influencers, to brands, to lifestyles - our culture loves a certain image of success. Success is something we all measure in different ways, and it’s something we all pursue. Success and failure also have a way of revealing your heart. How do you handle success well? How did Jesus see and handle success?
…When you experience pain
Pain is inevitable. We will all experience suffering in our lives. So many people’s lives get derailed by pain, by mistakes, or by broken relationships. But what does it look like to be transformed through pain instead of taken out by it? Jesus experienced pain throughout his life on earth and modelled for us a different way of handling it. It’s counterintuitive, but it takes something challenging and turns it into something life-changing.
You want to get life right. To live skillfully and even leave a legacy. But what do you do when the real, hard stuff of life happens? Nobody plans to mess life up, but it happens all the time. We try to avoid hard times and mistakes, but they happen. So what do you do in seasons of pain, conflict, doubt, or even success? How do you get them right? In this series, we’ll be looking at some of the options out there and how Jesus took a different kind of approach–one that might surprise you but also shapes your heart into more of who you were created to be.
It can be tempting to believe that your failures, struggles, and disappointments will forever determine the outcomes of your life. But there is good news. God isn’t finished with you yet, just like he wasn’t finished with Jesus after the tomb. Instead, he wants to bring new hope and resurrection to your life's dark and dead places. He wants to restore hope in you through Jesus.
Experience a meaningful Good Friday service that includes music, scripture, and communion. Join us for Good Friday as we share in communion with our friends and family to reflect on the significance of the unique love Jesus displayed for each one of us.
Sometimes it feels like you don't know where your life is headed, or how to understand what is happening around you. How do you discover God's will for your life? And what do you do when it feels like reality isn't matching up with your hopes?
Storms of life come whether we are ready or not. How can you persevere and find hope in the midst of them?
Stories. They are the accounts of who we are. It’s the summary of our stories that build our lives. Nothing is more personal than authentically listening to or sharing your story
If you were asked how Jesus lived his life on earth as a blessing, chances are you would say healings, the crucifixion, or preaching, but you probably wouldn’t say eating. However, when you look at the life of Jesus he spent much of his time at parties connecting with people and serving them. What if the key to making an impact and rekindling relationships in our polarized society is as simple as having dinner together? What if at the heart of being human is humility itself?
For God so loved the world. What does that mean? Did Jesus really come FOR you? To pursue you? How did he do that and what does it mean? What invitation is extended to us?
So, God gives you a word or a message but then what? Jonah didn’t want to hear the message God gave him at first, so God again spoke to Jonah with the same message for a second time. God gave Jonah a second chance to live out the purpose He had called him to. What about you? Have you ever felt like you’ve needed a second chance with God?
In the final part of this series, Mark challenges us to remove the distractions and refocus on the mission God has called us to; to share the hope of Jesus.
Ever think that God is done with you? That it's too late to start over? You aren't the only one who has thought that. In this message, Mark Clark walks us through a turning point for Jonah in the Book of Jonah.
Jonah was going about his life, just going through the motions. He lived with fears, doubts, insecurities and even ran from God when He called out to him. What about you? If you inserted your name where Jonah’s is - how similar would that description be of your life currently?
The good news is that God wants to use you in spite of who you are or what you’ve done, not because of you.
To realize your calling seven days a week involves something the culture doesn’t understand. Rather than making your life about getting, the Gospel will challenge you to make it about giving.
Our culture is more divided than ever—vaxxed versus unvaxxed, masks versus no masks, conservatives versus progressives, church attenders who gather versus attenders who don’t. Even Christians are at a loss to know how to respond. Enter the radical idea of the church.
Going to church produces a group of people who reflect culture. Being the church produces a group of people who change culture.
One of the challenges of being alive today is that information comes at you from every direction 24/7. You know too much.
And yet you also don’t know enough. Because the most helpful information is being forgotten or lost. All of this takes us back to the Garden of Eden. This week, you’ll discover why having the knowledge of God without the wisdom of God can kill. And you’ll also see how knowing the wisdom of God can change everything for you.
If you’ve ever started watching a movie halfway through, not only is it almost impossible to figure out what’s happening, but it can look like there’s no hope for the end. But then you get to the end of the movie, and things resolve...often beautifully. Life is like that because the gospel is like that. God wins in the end. And as hard as that seems to believe, that means he’s winning now.
God’s plan for our lives is that we would “run and not grow weary, walk and not faint.” Sometimes we struggle to step into all that he has planned for us due to the weight we carry from our past. There is a better way. Because of what Jesus did at the cross, God has made a way for us to live our lives unburdened.