September 13th, 2014
September 6th, 2014
August 30th, 2014
What is the Gospel message? Why is Paul able to say so confidently that he isn't ashamed of this message and the power behind it? Let's take a closer look.
August 23rd, 2014
August 16th, 2014
Who doesn't like the idea of a miracle? But perhaps we don't completely understand the purposes behind each unique miracle. And perhaps we also don't quite understand the the one-of-a-kind nature of miracles. Let's take a closer look together.
August 9th, 2014
Who hasn't been disappointed in a relationship? There is a gap between expectations and reality. Sometimes we are even disappointed with God. It seems that He promises certain things and then later is detached or unavailable. He declares that He "Can", and yet in your case or mine, and at a moment of need, He "Doesn't". What do we make of the God who says that He can but then doesnt' always do as we hope. Since prayer is the communications component of this relationship, it does seem like that's something we'd want to communicate with Him about. And it also seems like the subject matter for a great discussion. So let's have it. What do we make of miracles?
August 2nd, 2014
If honest and open communication are central to a good relationship, then this must be true for our relationship with God also. But God is so much more than just a "friend". He is King, Judge, Father, AND Friend. How do we communicate openly and honestly with God who is King? How do we communicate honestly which God who is judge - and especially when we know full well we're guilty. It's impossible to be dishonest with someone who already knows. The only person I fool when I lie to someone who already knows?? It's me! So honesty with God is really nothing more than telling God what He already knew. So it's really just taking what was "off the table for conversation" and putting it "on the table".
But isn't that a bit risky? Telling God that I've messed up opens my guilty self to God and now there is no longer even the pretense of hiding something. Now all that is left is dealing with what has been done, or left undone.
July 31st, 2014
This week's Honest Conversation; Prayer as the means of clarifying direction and living in our identities. This will be a down-to-earth view of prayer as the vehicle through which everyday fellowship with God and others is accomplished.
July 21st, 2014
This week a new series about honest conversations. This week is the honest conversation we are to have with GOD. Prayer is the practice of living in and acknowledging the presence of GOD and seeing Him in everything.
July 13th, 2014
This is a stand alone message which is not part of a series. The questions are for you alone to answer. In example, the first question is, "If I was the CEO of my own life, would I rehire myself?"