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To Be Honest: Giving Regret a Reset

Part 2 of 3: (2 Samuel 11-12; Psalm 32; Psalm 51) – September 24: Have you ever done something that you regret, only to cover it up with more bad decisions? That was the situation that one of God’s servants found himself in. When you’ve found yourself in a deep hole that you dug out yourself, God is able to lift you out and give you a fresh start.

To Be Honest: The Benefit of the Doubt

Part 1 of 3: (Matthew 11:1-11) – September 17: Many people never come to faith because of their questions and fears, but God isn’t offended by your doubt. In fact, the man who was once called the G.O.A.T. also had his own questions. Through his story, we realize that God responds to our doubts with love and compassion.

Ready or Not, Here I Come

(Matthew 24) September 10, 2023: People have an intriguing fascination when it comes to the second coming of Jesus Christ. Some have even attempted to predict his arrival date. It's important that we focus on important instructions when it comes to Jesus' return, and that we understand Jesus' return according to Jesus' very own words.

The Gospel in a Single Sentence

(1 Timothy 1:12-17) September 3, 2023- Why do Christians have so much joy and hope? Because the grace of God has saved us. We remember this good news as we read the Apostle Paul's testimony, believing that there are even more "Pauls" that God can/will save.

The Christian Response to Persecution

(1 Peter 4:12-19) August 28, 2023- Nobody likes a bully. What should Christians do when they are insulted, alienated, and even attacked for their faith? You might be tempted to get revenge or raise your voice. Peter gives us a much different, Christlike way to respond.

The Bitter End 

(James 3:13-18 ) August 13, 2023: These days we often subscribe to what we think are "wise words." Statements like, "Sometimes you have to do wrong in order to do right" might help us advance in the board room. James, however, teaches us that the source of these "wise words" will only lead to our demise.

Oh, the Places You'll Go 

(Luke 16:19-31) August 6, 2023: As Christians, we believe that life is not so much defined by where you've been or where you are, but where you are going. In Luke 16, Jesus told a story about two men who had two different endings to their life when they reached two different destinations. Only by trusting in Jesus can we be sure about our final destination.

How to Face an Uncertain Tomorrow 

(Exodus 3:13-15) July 30, 2023: Dr. David Wheeler shares how God helped him through difficult days.

Knowing the Will of God

(12:1-2) July 23, 2023: What is the will of God? More importantly, how can I know what the will of God is for my life? Join us as Pastor Matt dissects Romans 12:1-2 and explains how God reshapes us in a way that helps us to live in God's perfect will.

The Great Enemy of Lasting Faith

(2 Peter 1:1-11) July 16, 2023: Faith that doesn't grow usually doesn't last. That's why Peter urges us toward spiritual maturity in the power and promises of God. We must trust in the Lord and fight against complacency, knowing that well-rounded faith is also well rewarded in the end.

Giving God's Way

(2 Corinthians 9:6-15) July 9, 2023: Talk about money, people get funny. This can be even more true in church settings. That said, God Himself teaches us a lot about how to use our money for the Kingdom of God and the good of His people. Join us to hear more about how to give God's way.

Second Chances

(Jonah)- July 2, 2023: Chris Jackey delivers a message about Second Chances based in the book of Jonah.

Plot Twist: Breaking Free

Part 3 of 3: (Acts 12:1-16; Romans 12:12) – June 25: So many people have had their situation suddenly turn sour, even when you know you’re doing the right thing. This was certainly the case for Peter when he had been put in prison and his friend had been killed. However, everything changed when God saw the people seeking Him in faith. 

Plot Twist: More Than You Can Handle

Part 2 of 3: (Judges 6-8; 2 Corinthians 1:8-9) – June 18: Have you ever heard someone say, “God will never give you more than you can handle?” We all know that, though this phrase is intended to encourage us, it isn’t necessarily true. Gideon can testify that sometimes we do get more than we can handle, but we’ll never face anything that He can’t handle.

Plot Twist: The Paradox of Weakness

Part 1 of 3: (Romans 5:6-11; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31) – June 11: In our society, we celebrate the strong. The winners get the trophies. The powerful are respected. But if we’re honest, the majority of us feel pretty weak. Thankfully, we can be encouraged by this somewhat surprising truth: God became weak too.

Be Filled: Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire

Part 6 of 6: (Acts 1:8; Acts 2; Acts 4:23-31) – May 28: One of the most common words associated with the Holy Spirit is the word, “power.” Our culture is obsessed with gaining power for all the wrong reasons and from all the wrong places. If you want the right kind of power, you’ll need to seek after and be patient for the Holy Spirit. 

Be Filled: A Common Spirit

Part 5 of 6: (1 Corinthians 12-14; Ephesians 5:15-21) – May 21: Where can we find the presence of God? A good place to start is in the company of spirit-filled believers. Spiritual people make spiritual churches. When we learn how to live with the Holy Spirit, we will know how to live with each other. 

Be Filled: The Divine Echo

Part 4 of 6: (John 16:12-15; 1 Corinthians 2:6-16; 2 Peter 1:19-21) – May 14: In the movie, A Few Good Men, Colonel Jessup famously said, “You can’t handle the truth!” Interestingly enough, Jesus said the same thing to his followers. Thankfully, the Spirit of Truth helps us along as we discover the truth that sets us free.

Be Filled: Praying in the Spirit

Part 3 of 6: (Ephesians 6:18; Jude 1:20-21; Romans 8:26) May 14: One of the greatest ways we can connect with the Holy Spirit is through prayer. In fact, the New Testament authors constantly instruct us to "Pray in the Spirit." What sets this kind of prayer apart from other prayers we might pray? More importantly, how do we pray in the Spirit? This is of great importance as we launch our 7:7 Prayer Week.

Be Filled: Awake and Alive

Part 2 of 6: (John 16:7-11; Galatians 5:16-26) – May 7: There are people everywhere who have a deep discomfort with the condition of their life and the state of the world around them. Jesus tells us that could be a work of the Holy Spirit in you. However, the Holy Spirit does not leave us in our unrest but leads us to the life we long for.

Be Filled: Forgotten God

Part 1 of 6: (John 14:15-17; Romans 8:14) – April 30: Who would have imagined that the most divisive subject in the Christian church would be God Himself? The third person of the trinity has been misunderstood and/or neglected in most church circles, but the time to get to know the Holy Spirit is right now.

What Would Jesus Undo?: My Brother's Keeper

Part 3 of 3: (Ephesians 2:11-22; Colossians 3:5-15) – April 23: Although many attribute it to Abraham Lincoln, it was actually Jesus who stated, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” The fact of the matter is societies are ruined by relational strife. That’s why Jesus not only reconciled us to God, but he also made a way for us to be reconciled to each other. 

What Would Jesus Undo?: Climbing the Ladder

Part 2 of 3:(Ephesians 2:1-10; Titus 3:4-7) – April 16: Almost every religion in the world has some version of a good or bad afterlife, and all that’s required for a good ending is that you are a “good” person. To be as good of a person as possible, we fill our bookshelves with self-help manuals, but no motivational script is going to make us good enough. That’s why Jesus flipped the entire religious process over on its head.

What Would Jesus Undo?: A Heavy Stone

Part 1 of 3: (Mark 16:1-8; Romans 5:12-21; 1 Corinthians 15) – April 9: When Jesus’ disciples were headed to the tomb to anoint his dead body, they worried about the stone being too heavy of a barrier to move in order to get to him. Like the stone, there is a large barrier between us and Jesus as well. However, we believe that the same Jesus who rolled that heavy stone away has also removed our stumbling block too. 

I Am: The True Vine

Part 7 of 7: (John 15:1-11) – April 2: Many of us have tried to find life in various careers, other people, and personal pleasures. None of these ever suffice. In revealing himself as “The True Vine,” Jesus is telling us that the only guarantee for lasting joy and peace is rooting our lives in him alone. 

I Am: The Way, the Truth, and the Life

Part 6 of 7: (John 14:1-7) – March 26: When the disciples were confused and concerned about how they could attain “eternal life,” they asked Jesus to give them some direction. However, Jesus gave them more than direction. He gave them the perfect example of a way to live and truths to live under. 

I Am: The Resurrection and the Life

Part 5 of 7: (John 11:1-27) – March 19: What happens after we die? This is one of humanity’s common questions. In the story of Lazarus, we find a dead, stinky, decaying body. That is, until Jesus moves in and interrupts the funeral procession. Like Lazarus, Jesus invites us: Come out of your tomb of death and find life.

I Am: The Good Shepherd

Part 4 of 7: (John 10:11-18) – March 12: True love is most often measured by someone’s knowledge, care, and protection for the other. Embodying all of these qualities, Jesus compares his love to that which a shepherd has for the sheep. Good shepherds look out for the sheep. Jesus looks out for his people.

I Am: The Door

Part 3 of 7: (John 10:7-10) – March 5: How do we find peace and rest in a world plagued by anxiety and fear? Jesus says there are green pastures for us to discover, but there’s only one access point that you can enter through. This is the good news of inclusive exclusivity.  

I Am: The Light of Life

Part 2 of 7: (John 8:12-14) – February 26: There are two types of people: Those who get what they want by telling lies and those who get what they never wanted because they believe lies. Lies and deception ruin a society, but Jesus is the Light who exposes the truth about us, the truth about the world around us, and the truth about God.

I Am: The Bread of Life

Part 1 of 7: (John 6:22-59) – February 19: In a consumeristic culture, we can be tempted to look to faith only for what we can get out of it. Although, Jesus made it clear that the greatest reward of faith is not his gifts, but the giver himself. Jesus is the sustenance we need for experiencing the fullness of life.

Fake News: The Man on the Moon

Part 4 of 4: (Psalm 22; Isaiah 40:27-31) – February 12: The most troubling image of God isn’t the one who is weak, nor the one who is evil, but the one who is indifferent. What are the consequences of believing in a “God” who created us and then said, “Good luck?” It may be more destructive than you think. 

Fake News: Upright or Uptight?

Part 3 of 4: (Numbers 14:18; Romans 2:4; Hebrews 12:1-17) – February 5: Many people inside and outside of the Christian faith envision God as some kind of cosmic killjoy, always ready to point out our failures. Contentment comes when we realize that Christianity isn’t primarily about what God wants from us, but what He wants for us.

Fake News: The Inferior Superior

Part 2 of 4: (Exodus 3-4) – January 29: Have you ever experienced a crisis that you felt was beyond repair? Some situations have the ability to leave us completely hopeless, so that nothing and no one is able to help. There’s one principle that desperate Christians fail to recognize in that moment: Perhaps the greatest problem isn’t weak faith, but a weak “God.”

Fake News: I Dream of Genie

Part 1 of 4: (1 Samuel 4:1-11) – January 22: The Office’s, Michael Scott, famously said, “I’m not superstitious, but I'm a little-stitious." Some Christians are a “little-stitious” as well, treating God like a good luck charm or a genie. But the real God doesn’t reside in a bottle…He sits on a throne.

The Most Important Thing About Us

(Jeremiah 9:23-24)- January 15, 2023: What is the most important thing about you? It isn't your education, talent, or economic status. It isn't even your name or thumbprint. It's something that is very unique to you and it will greatly affect how you experience reality. Join us as Pastor Matt unpacks the one objective you need this year for an incredible life.

Moment of Truth

(Luke 5:1-11)- January 8, 2023: Have you ever experienced a moment that changed your life forever? For Simon Peter, the large catch of fish was more than just a payday; It was a life-altering encounter. Today, Pastor Jon is going to discuss the "moments" in our lives that ultimately change us.

Starting Anew

(Titus 3:1-8)- January 1, 2023: Pastor Tim delivers a message for the New Year about the importance of following Jesus' example of doing good works and caring for everyone around us.

Unto Us: Jesus, the Prince of Peace

Part 4 of 4: (Isaiah 9:6; John 14:27; Colossians 1:19-23) – December 24: On this Christmas Eve, we remember the announcement of the manger angel, “peace be among men.” Still, so many of us long for peace. What kind of peace is offered in Jesus? This is the ultimate hope of Christmas which carries us in every season.

Unto Us: Jesus, the Everlasting Father

Part 3 of 4: (Isaiah 9:6; Colossians 1:16-18) – December 18: Isaiah originally named Jesus as the Everlasting Father. If we believe that Jesus is the Son of God, then how is he also the Father? It may not be what you think. Join us as we investigate the Fatherhood of Jesus over creation.

Unto Us: Jesus, the Almighty God

Part 2 of 4: (Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 8:23-9:13) – December 11: Inside the manger laid a tiny baby boy, meek and mild. Yet, he would grow up to show himself as the Almighty God. When Jesus walked among us, he revealed his surpassing power over our circumstances, unrest, illness, and shame. 

Unto Us: Jesus, the Wonderful Counselor

Part 1 of 4: (Isaiah 9:6; John 10) – December 4: About 700 years before Jesus arrived, God spoke through a prophet named Isaiah concerning a gift on the way – namely, a Son given to us. Though Isaiah called him a child, he named him Wonderful Counselor. In a world where many voices are pulling us in many directions, we must recognize the good, right, and true voice of the Counselor who has our good at the center of his heart.

Blueprint: Better Together

Part 5 of 5: (John 15:12-17; 1 Peter 4:8-10) – November 27: The greatest gift God ever gave us is relationship. Relationships are central to the Christian faith, both our relationship to God and to those around us. If we are going to experience the fullness of life with God, then we’ll need to give plenty of time to those significant relationships He’s given to us.

Blueprint: Created to Contribute

Part 4 of 5: (Genesis 2:15; Matthew 25:14-30; 1 Timothy 6:17-19) – November 20: Jesus once said, “It is better to give than to receive.” It’s hard to make sense of this in a culture consumed with their own pleasure. True joy comes from knowing you’re a part of something bigger than yourself, namely, using your time and resources to give life to the world.

Blueprint: Deep Breath In

Part 3 of 5: (Psalm 127:2; Matthew 11:28-30; Mark 2:27) – November 13: Struggling to keep up with life? The pace we run leaves no room to breathe. It’s no wonder anxiety is at an all-time high. Hurry affects our mental and emotional health, but it is also the great enemy of spiritual vitality. We’re running ourselves to death while God longs to give us life.

Blueprint: Coming Back Home

Part 2 of 5: (Psalm 23; John 15:1-11) – November 6: One of the most important shifts necessary for lasting spirituality is to move from the “for-God” life to the “with-God” life. Life with God requires our attention, and in an age of a million distractions, that seems less and less feasible. How will we ever manage? The answer may not be what you think. 

Blueprint: The Great Omission

Part 1 of 5: (Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 12:1-2) – October 30: Why does the church exist? What is our real purpose? Although many factors contribute to the decrease in lifelong followers of Jesus, could the church’s deviation from her true mission be partially to blame? A set of beliefs won’t be sufficient… we need something more!

Life Hacks: Under the Influence

Part 5 of 5: (Proverbs 13:20) – October 16: The one thing which has the greatest influence on our lives isn’t our devices or our substances, but our relationships. Your life reflects the personalities and values of the people you are closest with. If you want to change your life, change your circle.

Life Hacks: The Power of Focus

Part 4 of 5: (Proverbs 6:6-11; Proverbs 10:4; Proverbs 12:11) – October 9: In a world that fights from every direction for our attention, we can be tempted to live aimlessly and waste our time on frivolous pursuits. There’s a more efficient and effective way to live which will reap a much greater reward.

Life Hacks: Talk Less, Say More

Part 3 of 5: (Proverbs 12:18; Proverbs 16:23-24) – October 2: It was the lie we all wanted to believe; “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” The truth is words tend to hurt both the speaker and the listener. You can use your words to make a statement or to make a difference.

Life Hacks: Safe, Secure and Steady

Part 2 of 5: (Proverbs 4:23-27; Proverbs 10:9) – September 25: While we may think we want romance, money, or power, the primary need for human beings is simply to feel safe. Although every day brings a new challenge, there’s an easy way to always ensure our own security – but sometimes it requires making hard decisions.

Life Hacks: Choose Wisdom, Choose Life

Part 1 of 5: (Proverbs 8:12-36; Proverbs 9:10) – September 18: The human race suffers from what C.S. Lewis called, “Chronological Snobbery,” or the assumption that newer is equivalent to better. What if the path that leads to prosperity is one laid out a long, long time ago? Perhaps, even before time itself?

The Power of Prayer with Pastor Martin Hawley

(Mark 9:14-29) Pastor Martin Hawley joins us to deliver an important message about the power of prayer in the life of a believer. The number one thing that hinders prayer is unbelief. The second is sin. 

Summer on the Mount: Oprah, Dr. Phil, and Jesus Christ of Nazareth

Part 10 of 10: (Matthew 7:24-29) – September 4: Who was this Jewish teacher of ancient wisdom? And what was so different about him? The promise of all that he said rests on if he is who he says he is. If he is truly who he claimed to be, then everything changes.

Summer on the Mount: The Road Less Traveled

Part 9 of 10: (Matthew 7:13-23) – August 28: No one likes inconvenience. In fact, we want, more than anything, not to be inconvenienced. Still, Jesus says that difficulty and discipline are the way to life. Some people will try and tell you otherwise, but Jesus insists that embracing heaven will demand a long obedience in the same direction.

Summer on the Mount: How to Remove Splinters

Part 8 of 10: (Matthew 7:1-12) – August 21: It could possibly be the most quoted scripture in the entire Bible, and it’s not John 3:16. Unfortunately, even as much as we quote it, it could also be the most misunderstood scripture in the Bible. If we long for prosperity in this life, it will demand a better way of living in relation to other people.

Summer on the Mount: An Endless Chase

Part 7 of 10: (Matthew 6:19-34) – August 14: There’s a longtime epidemic sweeping humanity: insane amounts of anxiety. Jesus says that our insane anxiety is directly connected to our insane ambitions. Chasing after money and influence is not the way to gain peace. As far as we can tell, rest and contentment are possible…but it will require a different posture.

Summer on the Mount: The Wrong Righteousness

Part 6 of 10: (Matthew 6:1-18) – August 7: It’s always wrong to do the right thing when you’re doing the right thing for the wrong reason. That means that it isn’t strictly about what you do, but why you do what you do. There’s really only one sufficient reason to practice anything as it relates to God and the world – the love of God.

Summer on the Mount: A Different Kind of Kindness

Part 5 of 10: (Matthew 5:38-48) – July 31: Jesus’ most well-known and frequented subject in his teachings was love. But the love he calls us to is not like love as most of us know. This is a love that doesn’t make sense, one that extends beyond our family and friends. Yet, it is only this kind of love that changes us and the rest of the world.

Summer on the Mount: Renewing Our Vows

Part 4 of 10:(Matthew 5:31-37) – July 24: In a society that values and publicly promotes authenticity and being true to ourselves, so many of us do not come through on our promises, but, instead, present a false or emphatic version of ourselves. Jesus tells us that there’s a much easier path to genuine satisfaction – honesty and integrity.

Summer on the Mount: It's Worse Than We Thought

Part 3 of 10:(Matthew 5:17-30) – July 17: Each of us strives to find a way to fix all of our problems, but our greatest problem isn’t an outside issue. It’s an internal dilemma, and it’s bigger than you might think. Thankfully, Jesus has made a way for resolution.

Summer on the Mount: Guiding Light

Part 2 of 10: (Matthew 5:13-16) – July 10: Discontent with the world around you? Perhaps you could go out and change it. Jesus says, “You are the salt and light of the earth.” Understanding what Jesus meant could change the way that you see yourself and how you help your society flourish.

Summer on the Mount: The Pursuit of Happiness

Part 1 of 10 : (Matthew 5:1-12) – July 3: Most people believe that the journey toward happiness is found in fortune, status, and a willingness to push people out of the way. But happiness is actually found when we flip all of that upside down and inside out. We find an unlikely community to enjoy along the way.

Relationship Playbook: When the Game Takes a Bad Turn

Part 3 of 3 :(Proverbs 10:12; Romans 12:14-21; James 1:19-20) – June 26: There’s bad news and there’s good news. The bad news? Complex people cause complex situations, which then causes some level of conflict. The good news? The Creator of complex people has given us wisdom and insight into how to navigate conflict and come out unscathed. When it comes to loving others, the reward is always greater than the risk.

Relationship Playbook: Running the Play

Part 2 of 3 : (Ephesians 4:25-5:2; Philippians 2:3-7) – June 19: All of us are working toward healthy, loving relationships with the people surrounding us from day to day. What’s the most effective strategy for moving toward the goal? Scripture prescribes many methods for establishing honesty and encouragement in all of your relationships.

Relationship Playbook: Knowing the Goal

Part 1 of 3 : (1 Corinthians 13:4-7; 1 Peter 4:8; 1 John 4:7-19) – June 12: All we need is love. At least, that’s what John Lennon told us in 1967. It’s true; love is the ultimate goal that we were all created to pursue. But that wasn’t Lennon’s idea. How do we learn to love? Perhaps we could use a demonstration.

Long Island Youth Mentoring with Vince Eppolito

(Romans 12:1-8) Vince Eppolito joins us from Long Island Youth Mentoring, a ministry whose mission is to assist the Christian church on Long Island in the responsible evangelism of at risk youth and their families, providing them with hope through caring relationships and developmental opportunities for the whole person (spiritual, mental, physical, social).

Let's Talk About Discipleship

(Isaiah 8:11-22) –Tim Loos delivers a message about what it truly means to be a disciple of Christ.

A Communal Christlikeness

(Titus 2) –Christ redefines our creed, character, and conduct. We must be careful, then, about what we allow to infiltrate and influence us. Holy orthodoxy feeds into holy orthopraxy. Are we supplementing and counteracting all the investment of outside influences with God’s truth and instruction? God is building a family of people unto himself, pursuing righteousness and good deeds. If that is what we are after, then exhortation and rebuke are both necessary functions in the body – for the glory of God and the sanctity of his Church.

Come and See: Good News for Everyone

Part 4 of 4 :(Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 15) – May 8: One of Jesus’ later followers, Paul, believed that the entire Christian faith and future of humanity hinged on the reality of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Why was this such a big deal? Why is this such “good news?” The risen Jesus is the anchor of hope for our past, our present, and our future.

Come and See: Good News for the Regretful

Part 3 of 4 : (Psalm 51:12; John 21:15-19) – May 1: Time after time, we say and do things that we will never be able to take back. How do we deal with the weight of regret? After Jesus had been buried, Peter was left with a lot of regret from making some pretty bad choices, just like all of us have. Jesus had something better for Peter and he has something better for us.

Come and See: Good News for the Doubtful

Part 2 of 4 -(Mark 9:24; John 20:24-29) – April 24: We’ve all said it at some point. “I’ll believe it when I see it.” In an age filled with both uncertainty and skepticism, it’s hard to keep faith in anything – especially in a God we cannot see. Thomas thought much the same. What can we learn from Thomas’ experience with the risen Jesus? 

Come and See: Good News for the Disappointed

Part 1 of 4 -(Psalm 42:3-6; John 20:1-18) – April 17: Have you ever had a season when your reality wasn’t matching up with expectation? We feel let down or, in more extreme cases, hopeless. That’s exactly how we find one of Jesus’ disciples, Mary. Jesus walked out of the grave to meet with Mary in her despair, and he comes to meet us there too.

Equipped: For the Next Generation

Part 5 of 5 -(Psalm 78:4; Psalm 145:4; 2 Timothy 4:6-8) – April 10: When we join our life to what matters most, it’s important that we leave a good legacy. When you pass from this life into eternity, what will they say about you? What difference are you making right now that will have ripple effects after you are gone?

Equipped: A Church Without Walls

Part 4 of 5 - (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8) – April 3: Teams that never get out of the huddle never get a touchdown. You are equipped and empowered for something great. Don’t constrain yourself to a building. You have an opportunity to make a difference in every space.

Equipped: Fully Functioning

Part 3 of 5 - (Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12) – March 27: You weren’t designed to be a spectator. You are uniquely gifted by the Holy Spirit for the glory of God and the building up of others. Where do you fit in?

Equipped: The Huddle

Part 2 of 5 - (Ephesians 4:1-16, Hebrews 10:24-25) – March 20: An old African proverb noted, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Though each individual has a unique role, it is best when anchored in the unity of a team. When we gather together, we are developed in knowledge, maturity, and love.

Equipped: The Grand Casting Call

Part 1 of 5 -(Psalm 16:11; Psalm 90; Ephesians 2:8-10) – March 13: Longing for purpose? Wondering if there’s more to life than just “existing?” There’s a story much bigger than your own that you have been invited to join in. Accepting this invitation will forever change the trajectory of your life.

Heartbeat: Everyday Disciples

Part 8 of 8 -(Matthew 6:10; Matthew 28:19-20; Colossians 1:13-14) – March 6: Our calling is too big to fit within a couple hours on Sunday. The walls of a church building can’t contain this abundant life. That’s why we bring it with us into every space, every moment. We believe the Kingdom comes when we follow Jesus in ordinary life and in an extraordinary mission.

Heartbeat: Humble Servants

Part 7 of 8 - (Mark 10:45; Philippians 2:3-11; 1 Peter 4:10) – February 27: Have you ever had someone say, “I love you,” but you found it hard to believe that because they did nothing to show it? Love is more than emotion. Love is a verb. The love we have come to experience is a supernatural love. We demonstrate the love of Jesus by faithfully serving our community.

Heartbeat: Open Hands

Part 6 of 8 -(Proverbs 11:24-25; 2 Corinthians 9:6; 1 Timothy 6:17-19) – February 20: In a consumeristic society, God is inviting us to become contributors. When we share in our abundance, we become participants in God’s work. We hold everything we are given with open hands in order to bless others and build His Kingdom here on earth.

Heartbeat: Committed Community

Part 5 of 8 - (Psalm 133; Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:3-13) – February 13: Everything is better when we do it together. In a fast-paced world, we tend to lose connection with those around us. The good news is we have been brought near to God and each other. We exist as a new family, devoted to one another, helping each other along as we all seek to follow Jesus faithfully.

Heartbeat: Spirit-Led

Part 4 of 8 -(John 6:63; 1 Corinthians 6:19; Galatians 5:16-26) – February 6: Father, Son, and…Holy Spirit? Some Christian circles overly emphasize the Holy Spirit, while some never speak of Him at all. The Holy Spirit is necessary for the life and vibrancy of the local church. We submit to the direction and deeper formation of the Holy Spirit in prayer, rest, and practice.

Heartbeat: Biblically Serious

Part 3 of 8 - (Psalm 119; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12-14) – January 30: God intended that the scriptures would serve for more than an aesthetically-pleasing coffee table. The Bible tells us about the beauty of God and how He relates to us. We choose to live and function under the authority and instruction of holy scripture for God’s glory and our joy.

Heartbeat: Lost People Matter

Part 2 of 8 -(Matthew 9:35-38; Luke 19:10; 2 Corinthians 5:14-21) – January 23: In a dark world, many people are longing to be found. Jesus came to seek and to save that which was lost. Lost people matter to Jesus, and they matter to us. We bring the life and light of Jesus to people by bringing the gospel to our homes, workplaces, and neighborhoods.

Heartbeat: New Path, Same Destination

Part 1 of 8 - (John 3:16-17; John 15:8) – January 16: As we move into a new year, we set our mission before us again. South Bay Bible Church’s greatest desire is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus. Though the path may look slightly different, the destination remains the same.

In the Meantime

(1 Thessalonians 5:12-24) –We believe Jesus is returning to establish His Kingdom here on the earth. How can we live purposefully while we wait so that we are unashamed at His coming? God instructs us to live like we're anticipating the King's arrival.

He Called Them

(Luke 9:1-2, 10-17) –Everyone has a ministry. It does not matter your stage or status in life. You are called, empowered, and sent for the glory of God.

The Real Jesus: Heaven On Earth

Part 3 of 3 -(Isaiah 55; Mark 1:14-15; Colossians 1:15-20) – December 19: Jesus grew up and had an important announcement to make. Most of his life and ministry would be centered on promoting this announcement – “The Kingdom of God has come!” What did he mean by this? It’s not a place and it’s more than an idea. It’s good news.

The Real Jesus: Servant Unto Death

Part 2 of 3 -(Isaiah 53; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 9:11-14) – December 12: When the people of Jesus’ time began to interact with him, he was much different than they hoped and expected. They expected a governmental figure who would be a warrior for them. Jesus chose the path of a servant, one who would suffer for the glory of God and the joy of the people, even unto his own death.

The Real Jesus: Word in Flesh

Part 1 of 3 -(Luke 4:14-22; John 1:1-14; Hebrews 1:1-4) – December 5: When it comes to the most famed man to ever walk the earth, where does one begin to share his story? Well, perhaps the best place to start would be about 1400 years before his birth. The Jewish people had long awaited this baby boy, as he would grow up to be the prophet who would finally speak for the people.

People of Truth and Love

(3 John) –When filled with people of love and truth, the local church becomes the most beautiful place on this side of eternity. When filled with carnality, it becomes a spiritually dangerous space. Unfortunately, many local churches have some of both.

My Offering

(Proverbs 11:24-25; Acts 4:36-37) –When we practice generosity, we partner with God on His greater mission. In other words, His Kingdom comes when His people give. In our giving, God gets all the glory and we get all the joy.

Unshakeable: Can't Stop, Won't Stop

Part 3 of 3 -(Matthew 7:24-27; 1 Corinthians 15:58) – November 14: Often, we find ourselves frustrated. We just want to give up, but winners are never quitters. You’ve come too far to give up now. When you don’t know what to do, just keep doing what you know.

Unshakeable: Over It

Part 2 of 3 - (Philippians 4:4-13; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) – November 7: We’re losing our minds. We’re bogged down with fear and uncertainty, and we’re beginning to grow a little bitter. We just want to get over it. God has actually given us a path to get over it and it’s super practical. Sometimes it’s as easy as looking up, looking out, and looking in.

Unshakeable: Making Lemonade

Part 1 of 3 -(2 Corinthians 1:3-4; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18; James 1:2-5) – October 31: Some days are harder than others. We all know this to be true. What if there’s something more in all this struggling? What if we allowed God to redeem it? What if we chose to press in during the troubles of life? What doesn’t kill us does, in fact, make us stronger.

Keep On Keeping On

(Philippians 2:12-18) – October 24: Today’s message is for encouraging our local church body.
Transitions are never easy. Still, God is doing a great work in this church. He who began a good work in us will be sure to complete it.
While it is certainly easier to run, duck, and hide, God is calling us to something greater. God is calling us to persevere. God is calling us to keep on keeping on.

Time Flies: Live On Purpose

Part 5 of 5 - (Ecclesiastes) – October 17: Our days are numbered, but they have been numbered by God. They have been numbered with a purpose – a purpose that is connected to something bigger than your life – a purpose beyond what you can see.

Time Flies: In Sync With God

Part 4 of 5 -(Exodus 18:7, 13-24, 27) – October 10: The New Testament teaches that we’ve all been designed with special abilities. We are all better at some things than others. Figuring this out and working in sync with God leads to more productivity and fulfillment.

Time Flies: Frequent Deposits

Part 3 of 5 -(Ephesians 5:15-17) – October 3: There is a cumulative value to investing small amounts of time in certain activities over a long period. Small deposits in certain activities over time are the best use of your time.

Time Flies: Prioritizing Is Everything

Part 2 of 5 -(Psalm 18:31, 28:5, 63:1, 119:10; Matthew 6:31-33) – September 26: Priority determines capacity. The secret to getting more done is not adding; it’s prioritizing correctly.

Time Flies: There's Only So Much

Part 1 of 5 -(Job 7:6, 9:25; Psalm 90:1-6, 10-12) – September 19: Time is your most valuable asset. Invest it well. Invest it in something bigger than your lifetime.

The Gospel of Adam 2.0

(Romans 5:14-6:12) – September 12: The gospel is the core center and very foundation of our faith. Understanding the gospel is crucial because we would never want to begin believing another gospel.

Back in the Black: Maximum Impact

Part 6 of 6 -(Malachi 3:7-10; Matthew 6:24-33; Mark 12:43-44) – September 5: Reorder your financial world around these three things, and you will have maximum impact.

Back in the Black: The Danger Zone

Part 5 of 6 -(1 Timothy 6:6-19) – August 29: Discontentment is fueled by awareness. It is bridled when you turn your attention from what you want to what others need. Once bridled, the appetite diminishes.

Back in the Black: Finding Extra

Part 4 of 6 -(Luke 12:13-34) – August 15: Jesus said, “A man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” Having more than enough extra begins with clearing the confusion generated by the deceitfulness of extra.

Back in the Black: The Focus

Part 3 of 6 -(Deuteronomy 28:12; Proverbs 22:7; 25:8; 21:10) – August 8: You can’t be balanced or honor God if you are enslaved financially. In this lesson, we’ll learn what God says about debt.

Back in the Black: The Fine Print

Part 2 of 6 -(1 Chronicles 29:10-14) – August 1: To understand the proper objective and goal for personal finances, you need to know one thing, and it’s in the fine print.

Back in the Black: Three Laws of Personal Finance

Part 1 of 6 -(Matthew 6:21; Luke 16:13) – July 25: If you violate the laws of balance in your finances, nothing happens immediately, and that’s the problem. If there were immediate consequences, we would make corrections immediately. In this lesson, we will not only learn the three laws of personal finance, but we will also learn how to apply them.

Business Matters: Glorifying God in my Job with Rose Marie Jackey

Part 3 of 3 -July 18: We are ending the series with a very special interview with Rose Marie Jackey, former CEO of Burberry and former President of Sacks Fifth Avenue, and director for businesses like Williams-Sonoma, Godiva, and Estee Lauder. We will sit down to discuss what it means to honor God in the business world and beyond.

Business Matters: 9-5 Mission Field

Part 2 of 3 -(Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 1:16; Romans 10:13-15) – July 11: Each person steps into a different setting with different roles and different tasks, but we all serve the same mission. What could happen if I decided to leverage my job for the glory of God and the furtherance of the gospel? This isn’t an easy thing to do, but it is the greatest thing we can do. You’ll never be content making a dollar when you were born to make a difference.

Business Matters: Working for the Boss

Part 1 of 3 -(Genesis 2:15; Proverbs 13:4; Colossians 3:23) – July 4: Are you growing tired of the day-to-day routine? Is your boss constantly on you about something, leaving you to just want to quit? God has a lot to say about remaining diligent and giving your best effort to your work. The ability to do this requires a small, yet difficult, shift in understanding.

Opt In, Opt Out: Hearing God's Voice

Part 3 of 3 -(Ezekiel 12:2, Matthew 6:8-10, Psalm 46:10) – June 27: If you've been around church people for very long, you've heard the statement: God spoke to me and told me to . . . What do they mean by that? Did he send a text message or leave a voicemail? Does God only speak to certain people and not to others? In the final message in this series, Pastor explains why it's sometimes hard for us to hear God's voice.

Opt In, Opt Out: Listen and Learn

Part 2 of 3 - (Proverbs 1:20-33) –June 20: There is no shortage of advisors in this world, but when a myriad of voices come at you, how do you know which ones to listen to and which ones to brush aside? The Bible advises us to seek wise counsel, but what does that mean? How do we define wisdom? In this lesson, Pastor reveals the one voice we should always be open to.

Opt In, Opt Out: The Good and the Bad

Part 1 of 3 - (2 Chronicles 18:1-7) – Friend Sunday, June 13: What and whom you listen to will ultimately influence what you do. You know this is true if you've ever listened to bad advice and suffered the consequences. Even worse, have you not listened to good advice and missed the rewards? If you have experienced either of these, you'll want to listen to this message as Pastor gives a sure-fire way to avoid both scenarios, so listen carefully!

God Is Closer Than You Think: The Day No One Believed

Part 8 of 8 - (John 6:66-69; Mark 1:15; 15:43-47; 16:1-7) – June 6: When Jesus died, nobody believed he was the Son of God, Messiah, or Savior of the world. There were no Christians because there was no Christ. The world had never been darker, and there had never been more fear. But Easter morning changed all that!

Law of Love

(1 Corinthians 13:1-7; Galatians 5) – May 30: When you consider your experience with other Christians, would “loves well” be near the top of your list of descriptors? The New Testament is clear: The supreme mark of spiritual maturity is love.


God Is Closer Than You Think: Regrets

Part 7 of 8 - (Mark 1:15; 14:22-72; 15:3-38; 1 Peter 2:24) – May 16: We all have embarrassing moments we can laugh about—later. There are shameful moments that we would give anything to undo. But while our pasts remind us, they don’t have to define us.

God Is Closer Than You Think: Abandoning Faith

Part 6 of 8 - (Mark 1:15; 11:8-18; 12:12-34; 13:1-2; 14:1-50) – May 9: Many times, our faith deteriorates as our circumstances deteriorate. When that happens, our faith is quickly overcome by fear, and the future looks dark. The apostle Peter experienced this, and he temporarily abandoned his faith in Jesus.

God Is Closer Than You Think: You Are Different

Part 5 of 8 - (Mark 1:15; 8:31-35; 9:30-35; 10:35-52) – May 2: Fear invites us to follow the path of self-preservation. However, if we follow that path long enough, we will neither preserve nor have anything to show for our lives. The original disciples of Jesus had the same tendencies at times. On one occasion, Jesus reminded them of what it means to follow him by saying four powerful words that still apply to his followers today.

God Is Closer Than You Think: Religious Loopholes

Part 4 of 8 - (Mark 1:15; 2:27; 3:21-22; 6:54-56; 7:1-13; 8:31) – April 25: From an early age, we learn quickly to look for loopholes in the rules. We try to figure out what we can get away with and still be okay. We tend to take this same mindset into our relationship with God, but it doesn’t work. When we opt for loopholes and workarounds, we find ourselves in a category no one wants to be in: hypocrites. Jesus calls us to move beyond loophole religion.

God Is Closer Than You Think: Remember the Reason

Part 3 of 8 - (Mark 2:15-27; 1:15; 3:1-6, 21; Matthew 11:29) – April 18: Whether it’s school, sports, or religion when we focus only on the rules, it can be difficult to remember the overall purpose of something. Jesus reminds us that when we focus so much on the letter of the law, we may forget why the law was written in the first place.

God Is Closer Than You Think: Jesus Ignores Religion

Part 2 of 8 - (Mark 1; 2:2-14) – April 11: Jesus ignored certain religious protocols. He claimed to have the authority to forgive sin. He was uncomfortably comfortable with unrepentant sinners. In this message, we hear about three encounters that showed Jesus came to reverse the order of things.

God Is Closer Than You Think: God's Grand Story

Part 1 of 8 - (Mark 1:1-28; 12:29-34; 1 Peter 1:3; 2:23-24) – April 4: We often read the Bible for application, inspiration, or direction. However, there are times when the author wants to simply point the reader to a big idea—an idea that fits with God's grand story. In the Gospel of Mark, we read about Peter's experience with Jesus that led Peter to believe in one big idea: the kingdom of God is near, and everyone is invited to participate.

A Breath of Fresh Air: Practicing Community

Part 7 of 7 - (Acts 2:42-47; Romans 15:1-7; James 5:13-16) – March 28: One of the primary ways God renews us is through community. Through authentic gospel-centered community, God builds us up, welcomes us in, lavishes his love on us, gives us his wisdom – all through the form of another person. What does this kind of community look like? How does discipleship in community take place? Gospel-centered community is constructed of two key parts: confession and celebration.

A Breath of Fresh Air: Practicing Service

Part 6 of 7 - (Matthew 5:16; Philippians 2:1-11; 1 Peter 4:8-11) – March 21: Everyone likes to be served, but few people enjoy serving. It is through this discipline that God shapes our character. Serving others helps us to see people how God sees them and produces the attitude of Christ in us. New perspective and purpose are found in serving those around us.

A Breath of Fresh Air: Practicing Sabbath

Part 5 of 7 - (Genesis 1; Exodus 20; Mark 2:23-28) – March 14: The rhythm that God set within creation is not only biblical but biological. It’s the one command we all ignore. More than a command, it’s an invitation – “Come away with me!” Sabbath is our opportunity to stop, rest, delight, and worship. In this rhythmic practice, we renounce our autonomy and find our peace in the goodness and provision of God.

A Breath of Fresh Air: Practicing Solitude and Prayer

Part 4 of 7 - (Luke 5:12-16; Mark 6:31; Matthew 14:23) – March 7: Renewal happens when we quiet the noise around us and within us, for this is where we meet with God. Whether it be in the wilderness, on the mountainside, or on a boat out in the water, Jesus practiced solitude and prayer with His Father and expected no less of his disciples.

A Breath of Fresh Air: Practicing Fasting and Simplicity

Part 3 of 7 - (Matthew 4:1-4; Matthew 6:25-33; 1 John 2:15-17) – February 28: Fasting and simplicity are not exclusively Christian practices. Both practices have now become popular in the secular world – so how do we know the difference? Most people don’t need clarity on what it is, but what it is not. Fasting and simplicity draw us to God by uncluttering our life of distractions for short or long periods of time.

A Breath of Fresh Air: Practicing Biblical Meditation

Part 2 of 7 - (Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:1-3; Philippians 4:8-9) – February 21: Meditation has become such a scary word to many in the Christian church, but meditation was a common practice of God’s people before and after Christ. What does it look like for us to practice biblical meditation? And how does God use it to change us? God uses meditation, not to empty us, but to fill us.

A Breath of Fresh Air: The Call to Renewal

Part 1 of 7 - (Romans 12:1-2; 1 Timothy 4:8; 2 Peter 1:3-11) – February 14: How do people change? Are transformation and “new life in Christ” just abstract ideas? Can I really be healed? Can I truly be holy? The scriptures describe the path to joy, freedom, and renewal in discipleship to Jesus, through intentional spiritual practices.

Overcome Your Worst Enemy: You - Pay Attention to the Right People

Part 3 of 3 - (1 Kings 11) – January 31: It can be easy to see someone else self-destruct and think to ourselves, “I would never do that.” But truth be told, we’re all capable of ending up where we don’t want to be. Even Solomon's son—the heir to the throne of Israel—blatantly ignored a principle we should all pay close attention to.

Overcome Your Worst Enemy: You - Pay Attention to Your Story

Part 2 of 3 - (2 Corinthians 10:3-6; John 14:8-9, 9:5, 3:16; Matthew 7:24; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20) – January 24: We can talk ourselves into anything. Our internal narratives justify our beliefs as well as our actions. But when those narratives are not true, they lead to destructive thoughts and behaviors. We can choose to carry around false but comfortable narratives—or we can look to destroy them.

Overcome Your Worst Enemy: You - Pay Attention to the Tension

Part 1 of 3 - (1 Samuel 24) – January 17: We all face dilemmas in which circumstances point us in one direction, but our conscience points us in another. At times, we ignore the tug of our consciences and sell ourselves on a questionable decision. King David found himself in such a position, and his example can help us navigate our own dilemmas.

Vision Casting for South Bay

Sunday, January 10

Something to Desire

(2 Chronicles 1:7-13; Proverbs 2; James 3:17-18) – Sunday, January 3: Wisdom is the hidden treasure.

A Quiet Hope

(Psalm 131) – Sunday, December 27: The more a believer matures spiritually, the more childlike his faith will become.

Grace - Outlandishly Generous

Part 3 of 3 - (Matthew 7:3–5; Romans 5:8) – Christmas Sunday, December 20: God’s grace is an invitation for you to be amazing. It’s your chance to extend to others what God freely extended to you. So … what would it take for you to give someone what they don’t expect and what they certainly don’t deserve?

Grace - Ridiculously Unfair

Part 2 of 3 - (John 1:14; Luke 19:1–5, 7; Matthew 20) – December 13: The kingdom of God is characterized by outrageous generosity—the kind of generosity that gives undeserving people what they don’t deserve regardless of how wrong someone might be.

Grace - Completely Foreign

Part 1 of 3 - (John 1:14; Matthew 9:11–13; Luke 16) – December 6: If grace is the undeserved, unearned, unearnable favor that Jesus came to offer us, why wouldn’t everyone want Christianity to be true? And … where should you start if it’s a word that has never been part of your life?

Wanting Control - You're Not the BOSS of Me

Part 3 of 3 - (Luke 9:23-25) – November 29: Everyone wants control of something. And...when we can’t control, we worry, explode, or pout, which are all forms of manipulation to get control of an outcome, a person, or both. And ... that’s part of the problem, isn’t it? We want control, but we just can’t seem to quite get it.

Frustrating Faith - When It Seems God is Late

Part 3 of 3 - (John 11:1-45) –November 22: Why didn’t God do something? Sometimes, despite our most passionate prayers, God doesn’t show up the way we want him to, or the way we think he should. The cancer isn’t cured. The company fails anyway. The foreclosure goes through. In this message, Pastor tells us what to look for when it feels like God forgot to show up.

Be Real - What Do You Know for Sure? God is Our True Life

Part 14 of 14 - (1 John 5:20-21) - November 15

Be Real - What Do You Know for Sure? God Keeps Us

Part 13 of 14 - (1 John 5:18-19) –November 8

Jesus on American Politics - There’s Only ONE Thing That Lasts

Part 3 of 3 - (Galatians 3:28; Luke 16:16) – November 1: The unity and diversity of the early church chocked and intrigued the ancient world. Ours should as well.

Be Real - What Do You Know for Sure? God Answers Prayer

Part 12 of 14 - (1 John 5:14-15) –September 25: God hears and answers the prayers of His people.

Jesus on American Politics - There’s Only ONE Thing That Lasts

Part 2 of 3 - (1 Corinthians 9:19, 21; Galatians 6:2) – October 18: Our political views are shaped by a number of variables: our backgrounds, education, and personal experiences to name a few. It’s easy to feel like our view is the right one, but the person beside you is more precious to God than your political view.

Jesus on American Politics - There’s Only ONE Way to Win

Part 1 of 3 - (John 13:34-35; 17:1, 11, 20-23; Matthew 16:18) – October 11: Your favorite candidate will win or lose based on how our country votes on the first Tuesday of November, but the church will win or lose based on our behavior between now and then.

Frustrating Faith - When It Seems God is not Cooperating

Part 2 of 3 - (2 Corinthians 12:7-10) –September 27: We’ve all seen athletes point to heaven after a touchdown or home run. We’ve heard actors thank God during acceptance speeches. We know God can be celebrated in our moments of success, but what about our moments of weakness? How do we keep our faith when our circumstances are crippling and God seems to be saying, “No!”? In this message, Pastor tells us what God has promised to provide, even when it’s not his cooperation.

Frustrating Faith - When it Seems God is not Paying Attention

Part 1 of 3 - (Mark 6:14-20; Matthew 11:2-11) – September 20: Is God’s silence a sign of his absence? Or does it mean something else? In this message, Pastor recounts the story of a man Jesus said was the greatest who ever lived. Yet, even this man struggled with God’s seeming inattentiveness. How Jesus responds to him in the middle of his doubt contains a secret encouragement for us 2,000 years later.

Be Real - What Do You Know for Sure? God Gives Us Eternal Life

Part 11 of 14 - (1 John 5:11-13) –September 13: Why do people fear death so much? Uncertainty. You don’t know what it will look like, feel like, smell like, nothing. But ... what if there was a way to take the uncertainty out of death? We’ll learn from the Apostle John about the matter of life after death.

This Calls for a Feast

(Exodus 12; Psalm 104; Luke 14) – September 6: The meal became the mass. The fast became the feast. The table is a celebration of His faithfulness forever.

Be Real - What Do You Know for Sure?

Part 10 of 14 - (1 John 5:6-21) – August 30: “Nothing is certain but death and taxes,” said Benjamin Franklin. Is he right? What if there's more certainty in life than just death and taxes. In this sermon, pastor will provide us five Christian certainties on which we can build our lives on with great confidence.

Be Real - Love, Honor, and Obey

Part 9 of 14 - (1 John 4:17-5:5) – August 23: Mature love is the great universal need. In First John, the Apostle has much to share with us in how God perfects perfect love in each of us. Through such perfect love, one can live honest and open with confidence and all fear abandoned. Don't miss this lesson!

Be Real - Getting to the Bottom of Love

Part 8 of 14 - (1 John 4:1-16) – August 16: In this section, the Apostle John uncovers and teaches us the foundation of Christian love. In this lesson, master the secret of growing in your love for God.

Be Real - Love & Death 

Part 7 of 14 - (1 John 3:11-24) – August 9: There are four possible levels of relationship on which a person may live. The first two are not Christian at all. The third is less than Christian, and only the last is compatible with true Christian love. Come and explore how to live on the ultimate relational level and experience the fullness of God's happiness.

Be Real - The Pretenders

Part 6 of 14 - (1 John 3:1-10) – August 2: Counterfeit Christians. Can you spot the difference? Is there really such a thing? In this message, grasp how to be self-aware enough to tell if you are counterfeit in your faith.

Be Real - Truth or Consequences

Part 5 of 14 - (1 John 2:18-29) – July 26: Many do not believe it matters what you really “believe,” just so long as you sincerely believe it. Does personal philosophy really matter? It actually makes all the difference in the world.

Be Real - The Love God Hates

Part 4 of 14 - (1 John 2:12-17) – July 19: There is a wrong kind of love, a love God hates. Learn what it is and how to shun it at all costs.

Be Real - Something Old, Something New

Part 3 of 14 - (1 John 2:7-11) – July 12: Love? What does it mean? “How can a man use the same word to express his love for his wife as he uses to tell how he feels about baked beans?” In Something Old, Something New, we'll learn the nuances of what Christ meant when he issued the command to, “love one another.”

Be Real - Walking & Talking

Part 2 of 14 - (1 John 1:5-2:6) – July 5: Every life-form as enemies. Our greatest enemy may not be what you think. In this study, learn how to conquer your greatest enemy in this life.

Be Real - It's Real

Part 1 of 14 - (1 John 1:1-4) – June 28: “Once upon a time” just doesn't cut it anymore. We want something real. Make-believe just doesn't satisfy the curiosity of adults. Satisfy your quest for reality with this important lesson.

Big Faith - Challenging Circumstances

Part 6 of 6 - (John 11) – June 21: C. S. Lewis said, “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain. It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” Jesus didn’t just leverage challenging circumstances to build faith. He went out of his way to create them. Learn what to do when it feels like God is doing something to you.

Big Faith - Servant Ministry

Part 5 of 6 - (Matthew 14:13-31; Mark 6:51-52) – June 14: Servant ministry enables us to experience God’s power in our weakness, and ministry is one of the primary ways God grows our faith. Many times, we feel ill-equipped and unprepared, but these opportunities are incredibly rich experiences through which God grows Big Faith. This weekend, explore with us the relationship between faith and service.

Big Faith - Personal Disciplines

Part 4 of 6 - (Matthew 6; Mark 1) – June 7: Discipline is a bad word with good results. Discipline results in progress and freedom. It is beneficial and promotes good feelings. The problem is, no discipline seems pleasant at the time but painful. Discipline yourself in advance to attend this lesson and reap a harvest of confidence as you build Big Faith.

Big Faith - Wholesome Relationships

Part 3 of 6 - (Proverbs 13:20) – May 31: Everyone is forced to interact with challenging and dysfunctional people. Unhealthy relationships are unavoidable, but people with Big Faith leverage healthy relationships to navigate life. Learn how to put yourself in places where you will be exposed to the right people at the right time.

Big Faith - Practical Teaching

Part 2 of 6 - (Matthew 7:24-28) – May 24: It’s one thing to believe in weightlifting and another thing to lift weights. It’s one thing to believe in good nutrition and another to eat right. Most churches are content to tell you what to believe, and if you believe it, that’s enough. But, is that really enough? Practical teaching shows us where we are and where we need to go. Join us this week for your road map to Big Faith.

Big Faith - Trust Me

Part 1 of 6 - (Matthew 8:5-10) – May 17: Is faith confidence or intentional dependence? If we lived with the confidence God was with us, for us, working through us, our responses to everything would be different. Begin the journey with this kick-off introductory lesson.

Obstacles in Faith - It Isn't Religion

Part 4 of 4 - (Acts 7-9) – May 9-10: The question that shrinks all other questions is “Who is Jesus?”. Your answer to that question determines the validity of all the other questions.

Obstacles in Faith - It's Undeniable

Part 3 of 4 - (John 9) – May 2-3: You don’t have to understand everything to believe in something. Don’t allow the unexplainable to overshadow the undeniable. Our inability to answer our own questions doesn't define Jesus. He is who He is. There may always be things you can't explain, but faith rests in what you cannot deny.

Obstacles in Faith - It's Personal

Part 2 of 4 - (Genesis 12:1-3; 15:5-6; Matthew 18:1-4) – April 25-26: Salvation begins with God. He always makes the first move.

Obstacles in Faith - It's Reason Enough

Part 1 of 4 - (John 1:43-49) – April 18-19: There is something keeping you from placing your faith in Christ as your Savior. I would like to help you move beyond it.


Can't Have Hope Without the Gospel

Providing hope during hopeless times.


War & Peace - Getting Help with Conflict

Part 5 of 5 - (Matthew 18) – April 4-5: When you're in over your head, there is an unexpected resource that just about everyone overlooks. Even if you know it exists, pride and fear often play a significant role in keeping you from getting the help you need. When you push through, however, you will succeed in any conflict.


War & Peace - Forgiveness

Part 4 of 5 - (Ephesians 4:32; Matthew 6:12; 1 Corinthians 13:5) – March 28-29: Sometimes, relationships are so destroyed and offenses so severe there is only one thing left to do. When you get this one thing right, it changes everything!


War & Peace - Confessing Sin

Part 3 of 5 - (Matthew 7:3-5; 1 John 1:8-9; Proverbs 28:13) – March 21-22: There's one approach that brings refreshment in almost every conflict, but we’re usually not very good at it. Learn seven things that will change your entire approach and provide you the best chance of restoring peace and harmony in your relationships.


War & Peace - Get the Log Out

Part 2 of 5 - (Matthew 7:3-4; Philippians 2:3-4; Ephesians 4:32) – March 14-15: When things get heated, people are naturally quick to judge the actions, attitudes, heart, and even intentions of others. Following this one principle will ensure you have the right heart from the start.


War & Peace - God's Priority & Our Priority

Part 1 of 5 - (1 Peter 4:8; Matthew 5:23-25; Ephesians 4:26-27; 4:15) – March 7-8: There's one thing that destroys relationships more than anything else. It's the same thing at home, work, with friends, or casual acquaintances. If you get this one thing right, you will be far ahead of most when it comes to peaceful relationships.


Radical - One-Year Challenge

Part 9 of 9 - (Matthew 9:36-38) – February 29-March 1: I double-dog dare you to test the claims contained in the Gospel in a way you never have before. See how radical abandonment to Christ will rock your world. Discover what happens when radical obedience to Christ becomes the new normal in your life. Learn to abandon short-term treasures everyone loses for long-term gain that lasts forever.


Radical - ROI

Part 8 of 9 - (Matthew 10; Acts 7) – February 22-23: Radical obedience to Christ is not easy; it’s dangerous. Following Jesus involves risking the safety, security, and satisfaction we find in the world, but in the end, it leads to a reward the world can never offer! Is the reward found in Jesus really worth the risk of following Him? Do we really believe it? “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” -Jim Elliot


Radical - Who Will Go

Part 7 of 9 - (Romans 3:21-22) – February 15-16: God has a plan to reach the world with His Gospel. The church is that plan, and we are the church. There is no “Plan B.” We are the only part of His plan that can break down. It’s a cause worth living for. It’s a cause worth dying for. It’s a cause worth moving for. We have the Gospel in us, and we have no time to waste. Who will go?


Radical - Blind Spot

Part 6 of 9 - (Luke 16:19-31) – February 8-9: Blind spots are dangerous because, well, we’re blind to them. Others can see them in us, but even when a friend points one out, we still may not want to admit they exist. Learn about a glaring, troubling blind spot in many of our lives, and discover the truth and love of Jesus to see you through.


Radical - Strategy

Part 5 of 9 - (Matthew 28:18-20) – February 1-2: How do we go about making the most of life? How do we tangibly live for the bigger purpose God has for us? This is usually when the strategic us kicks into high gear with all sorts of plans, elaborate programs, and high energy, caffeine-driven initiatives. But Jesus is always so different from us and the way we typically think. In Strategy, learn the method Jesus used, why it works so well, and how to apply it to your life and ministry.


Radical - Bigger Than Me

Part 4 of 9 - (Daniel 3; Matthew 28:18-20) – January 25-26: “The message of Christianity is that God loves me enough to send his Son, Jesus, to die for me.” Really? Is that the whole message? What if there’s more, and we’re missing it? What if we were created for something much bigger? Learn what challenge the “me-centered,” popular message causes in our lives and discover the greater purpose God has for you.


Radical - Making the Most of Life

Part 3 of 9 - (Joshua 5) – January 18-19: Our goal is often to make much of ourselves. What if God’s goal is different? We were created for a purpose much greater than ourselves. In fact, we have no hope of accomplishing God’s goal and purpose without something only He promises to give. Learn what that is and how to get it.


Radical - The Primary Reward

Part 2 of 9 - (Genesis 3; Matthew 7:5-13) – January 11-12: Living the American dream often creates a dangerous tendency in us to misunderstand, minimize, and even manipulate the words of Jesus for our benefit. It’s only when we realize who God is and who we are that we truly understand how desperately we need something so much more important than just the American dream.


Radical - Radical Abandonment

Part 1 of 9 - (Luke 9:57-62) – January 4-5: What does radical abandonment really mean to Jesus? People talk about following Jesus, but Jesus requires us to give up everything - our time, our relationships, our money, everything we hold dear! Do we really believe He is worth abandoning everything for?


Where Heaven Meets Earth

(Eph. 6:10-18; Exo. 33; 1 Thess. 5:17) – December 28-29: Do not forsake the meeting tent, for it is there that you will encounter the Spirit of God and His power.


Why Christmas? - Why We Need Christmas

Part 3 of 3 - (Matthew 1:18-21, 24; John 10:10, 4:13-14; Romans 6:12-14, 23) – December 21-22: Why Christmas? As it turns out, we all need Christmas. But it might not be for the reasons you think.


Why Christmas? - Why God Needed Christmas

Part 2 of 3 - (Galatians 4:4-5; Romans 5:7-8; Acts 3:14-15; Matthew 1:20-23) – December 14-15: God staged a demonstration. The world needed an illustration. We needed to see it to believe it. As you know, love must be shown to be known. If you don't show it, nobody knows it. That’s the message of Christmas.


Why Christmas? - Why the World Needed Christmas

Part 1 of 3 - (Genesis 12:1-3; Isaiah 49:6; Malachi 1:11; Galatians 4:4; Luke 1:26-33) – December 7-8: The whole world would be blessed because the whole world needed blessing; it needed Christmas. You may find the events surrounding the birth of Jesus a bit unbelievable. If so, you're not alone. However, when you hear the entire story ­– the backstory – well, the whole thing is quite remarkable.


#Adulting - Open Heart, Open Hands

Part 5 of 5 - (James 4:13-17; 2 Corinthians 5:14-21; Romans 12:1-2) – November 30- December 1: It’s the desire of all humanity to lead their own life. The ultimate identifier of one who has trusted his or her life to God is surrender for the cause of Christ. There is abundant life and joy found in laying down our own will and desire for His.


#Adulting - Living Sent

Part 4 of 5 - (Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 10:13-15; Acts 1:8) – November 23-24: Many people can remember the final words of a loved one who recently passed away. Jesus’ final words before ascending into Heaven became known as the Great Commission. The church is called to go and bring hope to all people because of Christ. This could mean crossing an ocean or crossing your cubicle.


#Adulting - The Word and The Way

Part 3 of 5 - (Psalm 119; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12) – November 16-17: What do you think when you hear the word Bible? Unfortunately, it can give haunting thoughts to some. For those who know and love God, the Bible is the primary way in which we learn more about who He is and how we should live. The Bible is both historical and theological. The question is this: What use is the Bible to us now?


#Adulting - The Family of God

Part 2 of 5 - (Ephesians 4:1-16; Hebrews 10:19-25; Acts 2:42) – November 9-10: One of God’s greatest gifts given to people is the gift of community. Even if you take the spirituality out of it, everyone appreciates having people around them to encourage and push them forward. It’s nice to have a hand to hold when journeying through this thing called “life.” In the Christian faith, we call this the family of God – the church. What is the church really all about, and why do we need it?


#Adulting - Foundations

Part 1 of 5 - (John 15:1-8; 1 John 2:3-6; Colossians 2:6-14) – October 26-27: When talking about “Growing up in God,” where do we start? In order to grow up, we must first start with the foundation. This foundation is finding ourselves in Christ. What does it mean to be in Christ? It involves placing our trust in God and surrendering our way of living for the new, abundant life Jesus promises. God redeems our past and redefines our future. We live with new hope. We walk a new path.


WOW! Weekend - Michael Franzese

October 26-27: On the first ever WOW! Weekend, former mob boss Michael Franzese, who generated more money for organized crime than anyone since Al Capone, will share his decision to quit the mob and follow Jesus with the local congregation.

Franzese was previously highlighted as number 18 on Fortune magazine’s list of “The Fifty Biggest Mafia Bosses,” just five behind John Gotti. The former “Prince of the Mafia” faced dozens of grand jury appearances, three major racketeering indictments, five criminal trials, seven years in prison, and a Mafia death sentence. After converting to Christianity, the former Mob Captain of the Colombo crime family, a faction of La Cosa Nostra, is living a free and productive life, which includes activities with a youth outreach program.


The Good News Jesus Preached

(2 Corinthians 5:17) – October 12-13: Jesus preached what we know as the “gospel of the Kingdom.” The good news, the gospel, is not about a cross. It’s about a Kingdom. The good news is that the King is extending the invitation for every person be a part of His Kingdom.


Opportunity - Investment Opportunity

Part 4 of 4 - (Matthew 25:19-21, 26) – October 5-6: The longer you live, the more you'll have to give. Invest your time in those coming along behind. The value of your life is determined by how much of it you give away. Our culture says life's value is found in what we achieve or what we accumulate. But those things eventually fade away. We each have a treasure chest full of life experiences that will die with us unless we become intentional about distributing our wealth. The value of your life is found when we share those experiences.


Opportunity - Marriages That Pray Together ______ ______.

Part 3 of 4 - (Ephesians 5:21-22, 25; James 3:13-17) – September 28-29: Couples who pray together are more likely to stay together. No one likes to be wrong. No one likes to be told what to do. But insisting you're always right isn't a recipe for a great marriage. Great marriages are built on humility...on the willingness of both spouses to submit to each other and to God. But how do you do that? It all begins with prayer.


Opportunity - Today's Decisions Tomorrow's Realities

Part 2 of 4 - (Matthew 7:24; 15:17–20, 1 Corinthians 6:18–20) – September 21-22: Get out of debt, stay out of bed, and clean out your closet. You'll be glad you did … Or you'll wish you had. Today's decisions become tomorrow's realities. Wise and discerning people understand that. They choose to live as if life is connected, as if each decision matters. That's because they know that their present becomes their past that shapes their future. In each season of life, we make decisions that shape what our lives look like in the next season.


Opportunity - Labels People Place On Us

Part 1 of 4 - (Romans 12:2) – September 14-15: Labels are powerful things. The labels people put on you could cause you to miss God’s plan for your life. We all wear labels. Many of the labels we wear were placed on us by others - parents, siblings, friends, teachers, coaches, or coworkers. But what if we're carrying around the wrong labels? Who has the right to label you? Who are you going to allow to label you? Who knows best how to label you? Labels create expectations and expectations influence the direction of our lives.


Cultivating Community - The Call to Community

September 7 & 8: The need for community is deeply ingrained into the soul of every person, both the believer and non-believer. Community is more than connectedness, but it is communion. Biblical community is deeper than mere relationships.


Enormous Church - Enormous Opportunity

Part 7 of 7 - (Acts 28) – August 31 & September 1: Enable us to speak your word with great boldness. Let's be bold with our invitations. Let's be bold with our volunteering. Let's be bold with our giving. Let's be bold with our prayers. Let's be bold with our love!


Enormous Church - Enormous Answers

Part 6 of 7 - (Galatians 5:16-23) – August 24-25: Does the church matter? Yes. We are stewards of the message of eternal life. And we are stewards of the message of a better life. What if suddenly all the teaching and ideas the church promotes and values vanished from society? What would the world look like? No value for human life. No grace. No forgiveness. No generosity. No sanctity of marriage. No sexual purity. No love! Think about the world without the church.


Enormous Church - Enormous Drifts

Part 5 of 7 - (Acts 15) – August 17-18: We have to work hard not to be a church where grace and truth conflict but coexist. Let's be more concerned with who we are reaching rather than just who we are keeping. Let's always err on the side of grace. Let's remain openhanded. Let's follow what James, the brother of Jesus said and not make it difficult for those who are turning to God.


Enormous Church - Enormous & Audience

Part 4 of 7 - (Acts 5, 8, & 9) – August 10-11: The message of the church is a message for the world. The message for the world is Christ died for our sins. He was buried. He was raised, and He appeared. That's the message the first century church gave their lives for.


Enormous Church - Enormous & Bold

Part 3 of 7 - (Acts 4-5) – August 3-4: Why can’t Christians just leave people alone? Good news, most Christians do just that. If Christians had been doing what we're supposed to, things would be much different. But, we got busy. We got distracted. We got safe. Don't be an undercover Christian. Don't be a secret Christian any longer.


Enormous Church - Enormous Prayers

Part 2 of 7 - (Acts 4) – July 27-28: Small prayers are for small churches. How we pray is an indication of if we’ve strayed. If God answered all the prayers you prayed last year, would there be much of a difference in the lives of anyone other than you and your family? The first century church prayed big, bold, brave, and broad prayers that at times got them into some trouble.


Enormous Church - Day One

Part 1 of 7 - (Matthew 16:16-18; Acts 1:6-8; Acts 2) – July 20-21: The church was born as a movement. It’s still moving. What comes to mind when you hear the word "church"? In the first century, they didn't think building, rows, pews, robes, hymnals, bands, or liturgy because they had none of that. Church was simply a multiplying, multicultural gathering of people who came together around one belief: Jesus is the risen Christ, the Savior of the world, the son of the living God.


Waiting Room- A Look At How God Wants Us To Wait

(Psalm 127) – July 6-7: Waiting Time is not Wasted Time. There is hope for the one who waits on God. We do not say ‘yes’ to a plan, but rather a person. He is committed and will be faithful to you. The moment you are about to break may be the moment that God is about to bless. This isn’t a prosperity message, but rather an attempt to change your perspective on what it means to wait on God.


Resurrecting Hope - Removing Barriers

Part 3 of 3 - (Acts 15:1–2, 5, 7–8, 10–11, 19–21): We should remove every unnecessary barrier to the person and message of Jesus. People must feel the message is for them. The gospel is an invitation for everyone. The message must be clear.


Resurrecting Hope - In With The New. Out With The Old.

Part 2 of 3 - (Acts 9:1–2, 13–15; 10:14–15, 27–28, 34–35, 39–40, 45; 11:1–3, 21, 25–26; 1 Corinthians 5:12; Deuteronomy 25:11–12) – June 29-30: The apologetic of the early church was built on the resurrection. The Jewish flavor of early Christianity created an unhealthy, blended-model tradition that almost derailed the entire enterprise. Things came to a head at the Jerusalem Counsel.


Resurrecting Hope - The Foundation

Part 1 of 3 - (Acts 1:21–22; 2:6–8, 13–15, 22–24, 32, 37–38; 3:13–15; 4:1, 3, 7–10, 13, 20; 5:29, 30, 32–33, 40–42) – June 22-23: The reason for our faith in Jesus—and thus our hope—is the resurrection. We must reclaim this for the sake of the generation who left Christianity and the next generation as well.


Marriage - The G-A-P-S in Marriage

Part 4 of 4 - (1 Corinthians 13:4-7) – June 15 & 16: Staying in love requires believing the best. What's different about people who stay in love? What is their secret . . . their magic formula? They've learned what to place in the gaps between expectations and reality. To wrap up this series, Pastor Hawley shares this secret from a part of the familiar Scripture passage, 1 Corinthians 13.


Marriage - What's Love Got To Do With It?

Part 3 of 4 - (Proverbs 4:23) – June 8 & 9: Your ability to stay in love has as much to do with the condition of your heart as it does the behavior of your partner. What's in you is coming out, so pay attention to what's in you. What happens after I do? How can the person to whom a woman gave her deepest vow become the person she despises most? How can the beautiful woman a man couldn't stay away from become the person he can't stand to be around? In part 3, Pastor Hawley dispels a common myth about why we fall out of love and exposes the true problem.


Marriage - Blueprint for Marriage

Part 2 of 4 - (Philippians 2:3-8) – June 1 & 2: Relationship comes before rights, rank, or respect. Do you remember what it felt like to fall in love? How you would do anything for that person? What happens to those feelings? Falling in love comes naturally. But staying in love requires a plan. While many couples just endure their marriages, in this message, Pastor Hawley shares a blueprint for maintaining, and even growing, those feelings over time.


Marriage - The Secret To Staying In Love

Part 1 of 4 - (John 13:34; Ephesians 5:21) – May 25 and 26: Make love a verb. It's a verb ... not a noun. We are to love and submit to one another as Christ loved us and submitted himself for our sake. It's never been easier to fall in love and never been harder to stay in love. Is it even possible for two people to be happy together forever? Yes. Over 2,000 years ago, Jesus gave us the foundation for enduring love. In this message, Pastor Hawley reveals the simple, yet powerful, principle.


Scott Rigsby- Do The Unthinkable

 Scott Rigsby is a double amputee who has completed more than 13 triathlons. In 2007, after 17 exhausting hours, he did the unthinkable! Scott became the first double amputee in the world to finish the grueling Hawaiian Ironman triathlon of 140.6 miles using prosthetics at the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii – the most arduous triathlon on earth. In doing so, he set another world record. In this message he shares his testimony live at South Bay.


Down & Out - Helping Another in The 9th

Part 4 of 4 - (Mark 2) – May 11 and 12: How should you respond when others face a bottom-of-the-ninth moment? It's not about saying something or doing something. It's about being someone. Learn to help someone who’s in the bottom of the ninth.


Down & Out - What Do You Do When You Lose?

Part 3 of 4 - (Acts 7:51-60) – May 4 and 5: What happens when there is no bottom-of-the-ninth comeback? What happens when you lose? Where can you find hope when hope disappears? You can be used even when you lose.


Down & Out - Do This When Life Is Dark

Part 2 of 4 - (Joshua 3:15-4:9) – April 27 & 28: When you're facing a dark moment in life, doing this one thing can bring you into the light. Memorialize what God did in the light so you can point to what he can do in the dark.


Down & Out - Anything Is Possible

Part 1 of 4 - (Matthew 19:23-26) – April 21: Have you ever felt behind financially, relationally, or emotionally? What do you do when you feel like your life is trailing in the bottom of the ninth? If you’ve ever felt Down & Out, here’s what we are going to discover in this series: You may be down, but you’re never out. There is still hope. Sure, you may be behind. Sure, you may feel down. But you’re not out. It may be the bottom of the ninth, but there’s still a chance to turn this game around.


The Lord's Prayer - Our Father's Supremacy

Part 6 of 6 - (Matthew 6:13b) – March 24: Most end their prayers with Amen, but Jesus gives us a different, more appropriate way to conclude our time of prayer in a powerful remembrance of what God is all about. Try this, and you’ll be surprised how your heart and mind will be more aligned with God Almighty.


The Lord's Prayer - Our Father's Protection

Part 5 of 6 - (Matthew 6:13) – March 17: All sin seems pleasurable for a season, but in the end, it often wreaks havoc in our lives. Then, instead of going a different direction, we end up going back and doing the same thing all over again! What if there were a way to escape the cycle of madness and self-destruction? In this part of the Lord’s prayer, Jesus gives us a secret ingredient to tap into the protection of our heavenly Father.


The Lord's Prayer - Our Father's Credit

Part 4 of 6 - (Matthew 6:12) – March 10: A debt is created every time we mess up, miss perfection, and sin. It’s a spiritual debt, and it must be paid. This is our greatest need even above our daily bread and basic needs in life. The good news is a provision has been made, and here, Jesus tells how to access our Father’s credit and pay a debt we could never pay on our own.


The Lord's Prayer - Our Father Cares

Part 3 of 6 - (Matthew 6:11) – February 24: God is the marvelous Creator of the entire universe. Does God really care about the details of our daily lives? Does He have the time to notice little me? In this part of the Lord’s prayer, Jesus teaches us that bread is symbolic for everything we need for life including food, a healthy body, good weather, a house, our relationships, peace, and safety just to name a few, and as we’ll learn, God really does care!


The Lord's Prayer - Our Father's Will

Part 2 of 6 - (Matthew 6:10) – February 17: A big reason many are not able to pray with confidence is they don’t know what to pray for. This is where Jesus steps in and teaches us to pray in a different direction. The real business of prayer is not necessarily getting what I want; it’s getting what God wants in Heaven done on earth.


The Lord's Prayer - Our Father

Part 1 of 6 - (Matthew 6:9) – February 10: Jesus came to show us the Father and revealed him as Abba or daddy. Have you ever thought of God in those terms? Yet in the very same sentence, Jesus reminds us of God’s unapproachable, perfect holiness. Which is it? Could it be both? Almighty God is our Holy, Exalted heavenly daddy.


A Man After God's Heart - What to do with Failed Dreams

Part 5 of 5 - (2 Samuel 12:11-13; 13:12-15; 14:32; 15:10, 23-26; 17:7-9; 18:5-8, 19; Psalm 25:1, 5) – February 3: Plans are great. Reality is greater. Reality wins. Things don’t always go as planned. Some dreams don’t come true. So, what do you do when you discover your dream can’t come true?


A Man After God's Heart - Becoming an Inspiring Leader

Part 4 of 5 - (1 Samuel 16:6-12; 18:18; 24:4-6, 12-13; 26:7-11; 2 Samuel 4:8-12; 5:1-4; John 13:1-5, 14-15; Mark 10:45) – January 27: Few things are as repulsive as a leader, parent, boss, or politician who leverages influence for his or her benefit to the neglect of whom he or she is responsible. Few things inspire more than a leader who says no to himself or herself in order to say yes to those for whom he or she is responsible. So how can we lead well when authority is placed in our hands?


A Man After God's Heart - Revenge!

Part 3 of 5: The way of God isn't appealing when we have been wronged by someone else. Our natural urge is to try to get even. We want to wrong the people who wrong us as a way of getting payback. That seems just. It seems fair. But does it solve anything? Maybe there’s a better way. 


A Man After God's Heart - Giant Killer

Part 2 of 5: (1 Samuel 20:30–31; 21:1–4, 6, 8–9; 17:47; 22:10–11, 13–17, 22; Psalm 9:9–10; Matthew 11:28–29) – January 13: The way of God is most unappealing when we are angry, isolated, or afraid. That’s when we consider things we would never otherwise consider. It's when we feel compelled to do something . . . anything. But maybe there's a better way.


A Man After God's Heart - What Made David Great

Part 1 of 5: (1 Samuel 17:1-4, 7-11; 8:1-7; 17:11, 26, 36-37; Psalm 25:1, 3, 5) – January 6: David went from humble shepherd to national hero to great king. But he wasn't great because of his reputation or military prowess. He was great because of where he'd learned to place his hope.


Why God Became One of Us - Putting Religion In Its Place

Part 4 of 4: (John 1:14; Mark 2:24, 27; Isaiah 1:11-17; Matthew 22:37-40) – December 16: We want answers for life's mysteries. Is there an afterlife? Will I see my mom again? What does the Bible say about divorce? Religion tries to answer those questions. Religion is about answers, order, and predictability. Unfortunately, life isn't about any of those things. Life can be messy. Religion has a place in our lives, but Jesus taught us it shouldn't be in first place. When religion takes first place, it begins flexing its muscles at the expense of mercy. Jesus came to put religion in its place.


Why God Became One of Us - Classless

Part 3 of 4: (John 1:14; Luke 7:39-40; Romans 5:7-8) – December 9: We've all been picked on for something we had no control over. It's dehumanizing. In all likelihood, you've also picked on others. It's such a strange thing. It's such a human thing. The easiest way to feel superior is to find a person or group we think is inferior and power up. We've probably all been guilty of this outwardly or inwardly. One of the reasons Jesus came into the world was to change all that.


Why God Became One of Us - Like Father, Like Son

Part 2 of 4: (John 1:14, 18; 9:1-38) – November 25: If there is a God, we all want to know what he's like. We're curious. We tend to look at nature, outer space, or within ourselves to find clues about him. However, it only provides us with an incomplete picture. Jesus made a radical claim. He said if you want to know about God, look no further than him. If you've seen the Son, you've seen the Father.


Why God Became One of Us - To Communicate and Demonstrate

Part 1 of 4: (John 1:14; 14:1-11; 1:18) – November 18: Why would God leave the comfort and recognition of heaven to live on this ball of dirt in a time when the best of conditions barely paralleled the worst of modern-day conditions – before morphine, before air conditioning, and before indoor plumbing? Why? We think we know why he died, but what compelled him to live as one of us?


Success - Think It Through

Part 4 of 4: (Romans 12:1-2) – October 7: We get what we really want when we surrender to what God really wants for us. What you naturally want is often in conflict with what you ultimately value. But your heavenly Father knows what you need. He wants for you what you really want. So, how do you put aside those natural wants and pursue what you ultimately value?


Success - Last Things First

Part 3 of 4: (Romans 7:15; Galatians 5:22-23, 25-26) – September 30: Discover what you value, value what you discover, and don't be surprised if you discover God in the process. What do you want? What do you really want? We’ll never get what we really want until we discover what is most valuable. And what we naturally want is often in conflict with what we ultimately value. So, in order to figure out what you really want, you have to figure out what you value.


Success - Think It Through

Part 2 of 4: (Romans 7:15–16, 18–19; Galatians 5:19–21 (NLT); James 1:14–16) – September 23: What we naturally want is rarely what we ultimately want. We’ll never get what we really want until we discover what is most valuable. But choosing what’s valuable isn’t natural. We’ve all had the experience of getting what we naturally want, only to discover it's not what is most valuable—it’s not what we ultimately want. But how do we avoid being deceived by our short-term desires?


Success - Think It Through

Part 1 of 4: (James 4:1-3) – September 16: If you don't know what you really want, you'll probably end up with exactly what you don't want. We all have wants. But actually getting what we want can be tricky . . . and even dangerous. It usually leaves us wanting more. If what we want leads to a cycle of wanting more and more, maybe we want the wrong things. So, what do you really want?


Resolving Conflict - The Right Help

Part 8 of 8 - (Matthew 18) – September 2: When you’re in over your head, there is an unexpected resource that just about everyone overlooks. Even if you know it exists, pride and fear play a significant role in keeping you from getting the help you need. When you push through, however, the right support will arrive.


Resolving Conflict - The Right Attitude

Part 7 of 8 (Proverbs 9:9; 12:15; 13:19; 15:32; 17:10) – August 26: Even when criticism is inaccurate and unkind, it can still be a blessing and help you grow if you apply this one filter when you listen carefully. When you apply this filter to your life, you will be able to welcome any criticism in your life.


Resolving Conflict - The Right Judgment

Part 6 of 8 (Matthew 7:12; Ephesians 5:1-2) – August 19: Judge not lest you be judged! Does the Bible really mean all that? How does God want us to judge the wrongs that have been done to us, and what difference will it make in the people that have hurt us so badly.


Resolving Conflict - The Right Response

Part 5 of 8 (Ephesians 4:32; Matthew 6:12; 1 Corinthians 13:5) – August 12: Sometimes relationships are so destroyed and offenses so severe that there is only one thing left to do. When you get this right, it changes everything!


Resolving Conflict - The Right Approach

Part 4 of 8 (Matthew 7:3-5; 1 John 1:8-9; Proverbs 28:13) – August 5: There’s one approach that brings refreshment in almost every conflict, but we’re usually not very good at it. Join us this Sunday for seven things that will change your entire approach and provide you the best chance of restoring peace and harmony.


Resolving Conflict - The Right Heart

Part 3 of 8 (Matthew 7:3-4; Philippians 2:3-4; Ephesians 4:32) – July 29: When things get heated, people are naturally quick to judge the actions, attitudes, heart, and even intentions of others. Following this one principle will ensure you have the right heart from the start.


Resolving Conflict - The Right Focus

Part 2 of 8 (1 Corinthians 10:31) – July 22: Conflict is a difference in opinion or purpose that frustrates someone’s goals or desires. Success in dealing with this difference in opinion or purpose is not so much a matter of specific results as it is about having the right focus.


Resolving Conflict - The Right Priority

Part 1 of 8 (Matthew 5:23-24) – July 15: There’s one thing that is the biggest destroyer of all relationships. It’s the same thing at home, work, with friends, or casual acquaintances. If you get this one thing right, you will be far ahead of most when it comes to peaceful relationships.


Chaotic Life? - Chaotic-er

Part 4 of 4 (1 Samuel 18-29; 24:1-12) – July 1: Don't add water to the flood. Don't make your chaos event more chaotic-er. Do the right thing. When you have a chaos to address, first options aren’t usually the best options. First options often make chaotic messes more chaotic. In this message, pastor explores an approach that can take the -er out of your chaotic situations.


Chaotic Life? - The Flip

Part 3 of 4 (Philippians 1:3-6, 9-11) – June 24: The Christian experience is not about avoiding another chaos. It's about becoming something. A common misperception is that the Christian life is all about avoiding chaotic messes and staying out of trouble. But following Jesus isn’t about avoiding something; it’s about becoming something.


Chaotic Life? - Best Chaos Ever

Part 2 of 4 (John 3:17; 8:12; Matthew 7:26, 24-25) – June 17: The chaos that brings us together brought God near. Your chaos can be the avenue that brings God near to you. I know a chaos when I see one because I am a chaotic mess. When we acknowledge our chaos, we're a baby step away from acknowledging God. Your chaos has the potential to bring God near you.


Chaotic Life? - The Chaos in the Mirror

Part 1 of 4 (Romans 3:19-20, 23) – June 10: If you can see your chaos, you can see God. To recognize one is to acknowledge the other. Whether we’re religious or not, we’ve all been in, are in, or are only one decision away from a chaotic mess. But there’s a powerful connection between your chaos and your relationship with God.


Pride - The Three P's

Part 2 of 3 (Luke 16) – May 6: Power, prestige, and possessions are a stewardship; they are temporary. We are accountable. Maybe you’re a “Three P” person—you have power, prestige, and possessions. You have influence. You are envied. People take you seriously because of what you’ve accomplished, what you look like, or to whom you’re married. There’s nothing wrong with being a “Three P” person. But when it comes to pride, “Three P” people face a unique challenge.


Pride - Remember Who It's For

Part 3 of 3 (Mark 1:4-5; John 1:15, 19-27, 29, 35-37; 3:26-28, 30-31) – May 13: Remember who it's from and who it's for. We all want to be friended, followed, liked, and mentioned. We all want to be recognized, admired, sought after, and envied. We hunger for approval. We want applause. We want to be known. But what do you do when there is no amount of “known” that will satisfy your appetite?


Pride - Saying No to Pride

Part 1 of 3 (Psalm 10:4; Philippians 2:7-8) – April 29: Saying “no” to pride is saying “yes” to God. Pride is a sin that is so common to the human experience, and it is the gateway to all other sins. It promises to make us bigger, better, and more important, but it only makes us smaller, meaner, and less significant. It strips us of our capacity to connect with others. It stands between us and our heavenly Father.


Losing Your Religion - Unfair and Uncomfortable

Part 4 of 4 - Unfair and Uncomfortable (Romans 5:6-8) – April 22: Fairness isn't an argument. Every religion recognizes our failures. In fact, we can label our failures as "mistakes," but there's no denying that everyone falls short. Maybe it's unfair that we don't measure up, but it's true. Maybe it's uncomfortable that we needed help to get out of our mess, but it's true. The reality is this – we live in a broken world, and we're a part of it. So what did God do about that?


Losing Your Religion - The Eight Commandments

Part 3 of 4 - The Eight Commandments (Romans 8:1-4) – April 15: All religions aren't wrong. They’re just incomplete. They lead to our need for a Savior.

A famous Christian author wrote that the world's major religions have eight major themes, eight commandments in common. That list included loving others ... respecting others ... and being honest ... among other ethical standards. So in light of those eight commandments, what makes Christianity so different?


Losing Your Religion - Just in Case

Part 2 of 4 - Jesus did not show up to give answers as much as to be the answer. Religion asks, "Who's right?" Christianity asks, "Who's Jesus?" Religion asks, "What's true?" Christianity asks, "What happened?"

Religion can be weird. Odd cultic behavior. Faces of religious icons appearing in random places. Fanatical rules and restrictions to follow in order to be "good." Are these all misguided attempts by religious nuts to connect with God? Are we trying too hard to make sense of something so big and mysterious? How is what Jesus offers any different?


Losing Your Religion -  Reflections of a Zealot

Part 1 of 4 - Religion exists to control you. Jesus came to restore you.

Losing faith is part of the human experience. We all know someone who lost faith. And if we're honest, we'll agree that there are many reasons to lose faith--from all the harm that has been done in the name of religion to wondering if God really hears our prayers. But, what if we lose faith for the wrong reasons? What if we have been looking for God in all the wrong places?

LO$T - Rescued 

Part 6 of 6  -  (Proverbs 28:26)–March 25:
There are three financial decisions we must make.


LO$T - You Are Not Alone

Part 5 of 6 - (Special Service)–March 11: Give special attention to this story.


LO$T- Finding Shelter

Part 4 of 6 - (1 Timothy 6:6-19) - March 18: Discontentment is bridled when you turn your attention from what you want to what others need. Once bridled, the appetite diminishes. Generosity vs. consumption.


LO$T - Flashback

Part 3 of 6 - (Luke 12:13-21) - March 4: If God has blessed you with more than you need, it is so that you can share your abundance with those in need. 

LO$T - Moving to Higher Ground

Part 2 of 6 - (Luke 16) - February 25: You have a little bit of time and a little bit of treasure and a big opportunity. Don't miss it.


LO$T - A Sudden Realization

Part 1 of 6 - (1 Chronicles 29:11; Proverbs 21:20; Proverbs 21:5) - February 18: You can't wholeheartedly follow Jesus and remain lost financially. 

New Rules For Love, Sex, & Dating - If I Were You 

Part 4 of 4 - (Proverbs 14:8, 22:3, 14:15) - February 4: Prepare to commit, so that when you do commit, you will be in a position to keep your commitment.

You can say, "I do." But can you follow through? A promise - even a promise as big as a wedding vow - doesn't mean anything without preparation to back it up. In this message, Pastor has a "to do" list that will prepare you to one day say "I do" and mean it.

New Rules for Love, Sex, & Dating - Designer Sex

Part 3 of 4 - (1 Corinthians 6:16, 18-20) - January 28: Sex. It's a bigger deal than you think. It's a soul thing.
Culture convinces us - and sometimes we convince ourselves - that sex is only physical. If that is true, why is the pain of sexual sin so deep? Sex is not just physical. It was designed by God to be so much more. In this message, Pastor addresses common myths about sex outside of marriage and has two specific challenges going forward.


New Rules for Love, Sex, & Dating - Gentleman's Club 

Part 2 of 4 - (1 Corinthians 13:11; 1 Peter 3:7) - January 21: Many women today don't think gentlemen still exist, but that's what they're looking for. Get this right, guys, and you will be one of the very few.

Are the Bible's teachings about women relevant? In this message, Pastor explains that Jesus' teachings about honoring women were extremely counter-cultural in the first century, and they remain so today. To win the woman you want, men need to transform their thinking, and there are two simple steps to begin.


New Rules for Love, Sex, & Dating- The Right Person Myth 

Part 1 of 4 - (1 Corinthians 13:4-5, 11) - January 14: Meeting the right person, without first becoming the right person, is a recipe for an unhappily ever after ending.

Right in The Eye - Ruthie & Bo Save Christmas

Part 6 of 6 - (December 24): The whole time Israel was ping-ponging back and forth from obedience to disobedience - in an era when everyone did what was right in his/her own eyes - God was looking forward … to Christmas.


Right in The Eye- Extraordinary 

Part 6 of 6 - (December 17): Why be ordinary you when you can be extraordinary you? Be extraordinary.

Right in The Eye - Nobody's That Stupid

Part 4 of 6 - (December 10): Once Samson had his eyes put out, he was able to see.

Right in The Eye - Good at Looking

Part 3 of 6 - (December 3): Yield your heart to the invisible King.

Right in The Eye - One Kings Leads to Another

Part 2 of 6 - (November 26): Don't be deceived: People who do what they want, when they want, with whom they want, eventually discover that one king leads to another.


Right in The Eye - Stranger Than Fiction

Part 1 of 6 - (November 19): What you think is good for you is not only not good for you - it's not good for anybody.

Climate Change - A Lifetime Forecast

Part 4 of 4 - (November 12): Is your past perfect? Are your present circumstances exactly what you want them to be? Likely, the answer to one or both of those questions is no. The good news is that even if you can't change your past or your current circumstances, you can change something else. In this message, Pastor Hawley introduces us to the gift God offers that will drastically affect the climate you carry into your future.


Climate Change - The Eye of the Storm 

Part 3 of 4 - (November 5): Why did that friend snap back at your innocent comment? Why didn't your husband want to talk about what happened at work? In Paul's letter to the Philippians, he may have hit on the answer. In this message, Pastor Hawley shows us how one of the most famous verses in the Bible can help us overcome insecurity's effects on our relationships.


Climate Change - An Unstable Climate

Part 2 of 4 - (October 29): Do you have a friendship that has drifted? Or a marriage that is distant? Do you have a co-worker you've been avoiding? Or is it just the conflict you've been avoiding? In this message, Pastor Hawley reveals the two very interesting words Solomon used to describe behavior that will "win favor. . . in the sight of God." And they are two words that may help you navigate the conflicts you've been avoiding.


Climate Change - The Forecast

Part 1 of 4 - (October 22): Climate isn't just what can be observed outside. In fact, the most critical climate may be the one created inside a room when you walk into it. In this message, Pastor Hawley uses an Old Testament story to unpack God's warning about the climates we create in our relationships. Asking one bold question may help you change the "atmosphere" you're creating at work and at home.


Destinations - Attention Deficit Disorder

Part 4 of 4 - (October 8): Attention influences direction. Whatever gets our attention influences our direction. What has your attention? Direction determines destination.
But what is it that influences direction? What is it that starts us on our course, either for the places we want to go or the destinations we'd rather avoid? If we could determine what this is, then we could change our course upstream and save ourselves a lot of time, money, and heartache. Discover what this is and how you leverage it to reach the destinations God desires for you.

Destinations - Lean Not

Part 3 of 4 - (October 1): We don't just need information.
What is the key to making great decisions? Most people would likely agree that having the right information is crucial to making decisions. But while information is very important, it is not the most critical factor in guaranteeing you make the right choice. In fact, if you think about it, you know some really smart people who have made really dumb decisions. So what is it? In this message we'll look at something that is even more important than information when it comes to choosing your path.


Destinations - Looking Ahead

Part 2 of 4 - (September 24): When you see trouble coming, don't ignore it. Do Something. A misstep will result in a mishap, regardless of the fact that you were mistaken. We've all ended up places we never meant to be--where life was complicated, and there were seemingly no good options. Looking back we saw the warning signs, but we just chose to ignore them. It doesn't have to be that way. By looking back at an old wise saying, we will learn to look ahead and avoid the danger that lies in wait for us down the road.


Destinations - The Path Principle

Part 1 of 4 - (September 17): You win or lose by the path you choose. It is not where you are that is the issue; it is where you are headed. There is often a disconnect between where we want to end up and the path we choose.

Think about the last time you were traveling and got lost. You had your destination in mind. You had every intention of getting there. But you took the wrong path, and you didn't end up where you wanted to be. A disconnect often occurs between the path you choose and where you want to end up. This is the principle of the path, and we'll discover how it impacts every area of life.


Life Apps - The Path Principle

Part 6 of 6 - (September 3): Replenish others and you will be replenished.

Our conversations average six criticisms to every one encouragement. Is reversing this ratio the key to improving our relationships at home, at work, and in our everyday lives? In this message, Pastor explains the power of encouraging others—and what might be in it for you!


Life Apps - Trust App

Part 5 of 6 - (August 27): Love bends … Believe the best.

When someone lets you down, can you choose to believe the best or are you forced to assume the worst? In this message, Pastor reminds us that we have the power to choose our reaction – and the response we choose may make all the difference in our relationships. Giving others the benefit of the doubt just may be the new Golden Rule.


Life Apps - Rest App

Part 4 of 6 - (August 20): Your life moves to a better place when you move at a sustainable pace.

Communicating the importance of rest was one of the first things God did in the Bible. So why have we neglected – or worse denied – the importance of this principle? In this message, Pastor illustrates the pattern God gives us for the pace of our lives. And it just may begin with a nap!



Life Apps - Confession App

Part 3 of 6 - (August 13): The goal of confession is not a clean conscience, but a changed life. Genuine confession leads to genuine change.

At some point in time, confession became a private practice used to relieve your conscience. But that’s not the way confession is presented in the Bible. In this message, Pastor presents the biblical view of confession and challenges us to confess to others – not just to God.



Life Apps - Forgiveness App

Part 2 of 6 - (August 6): Forgiven people forgive.

Does forgiving someone mean he gets away with it? If not, why does it feel so good to hold a grudge? In this message, Pastor explains how Jesus’ death on the cross teaches us to “release the grip of our grudges.”



Life Apps - Application Is Everything

Part 1 of 6 - (July 30): Application makes all the difference.

What good is hearing if you aren’t doing? God’s standards for our lives aren’t for judging others, but for applying to our own behavior. In this message, Pastor explains that application makes all the difference.



Bad Blood - Shaking the Dust Off

Part 4 of 4 - (July 2): No matter how badly you want peace, there are some relationships that may never be fully restored. But doing this one thing can help you find peace about any relationship.


Bad Blood - A Conservation or a Confrontation

Part 3 of 4 - (June 25): Jesus says if you have bad blood with another person, you should go and have a conversation with him or her. But why should you go, when should you go, and how should you go?


Bad Blood - Enormous & Audience

Part 2 of 4 - (June 18): What should you do about the "bad blood" relationships in your life? This one thing will help you find peace.


Bad Blood - The Empathy Lens

Part 1 of 4 - (June 11): Check out this secret to finding peace about a difficult relationship even when you can't find peace in the relationship.


Simple - Obey

Part 3 of 3 - (May 28): Obedience paves the way to endurance.


Simple - Believe

Part 2 of 3 - (May 21): A right standing with God is available from God through Christ to everybody that believes.


Simple - Follow

Part 1 of 3 - (May 14): The question is not, "How far along are you in the journey?" But, "Are you following?"


Bad Boys of Easter - Twelve Feet of Separation

Part 3 of 3 - (April 30): If you were taught to believe in a personal God who is all-knowing and all-powerful, how can you not turn your frustration on him when life gets difficult?


Bad Boys of Easter - The Pretender

Part 2 of 3 - (April 23): Judas tried to get Jesus to do what he wanted, without regard for Jesus’ ministry and mission. That may seem ridiculous, but there’s a little Judas in all of us.


Bad Boys of Easter - My Private Nation

Part 1 of 3 - (April 16): The high priest Caiaphas stood in the presence of Jesus, the Savior of the world, but he refused to abandon his quest for control and, instead, surrender to his Creator. It's easy to dismiss Caiaphas as a fool, but what have we put in the place of God?


Your Move - Passin' It On

Part 4 of 4 - (April 9): Tribute. “What would be most honoring to God?”


Your Move - Pay Attention to the Tension

Part 3 of 4 - (April 2): Tension. “Am I paying attention to the moral and ethical tension?”


Your Move - The Story of Your Life

Part 2 of 4 - (March 26): Transparency. “What is the story I want to tell, and can I still tell the whole story?”


Your Move - Really

Part 1 of 4 - (March 19): Truth. “Why am I doing this, really?”


What Makes You Happy - You're Not Enough

Part 6 of 6 - (March 12): Check out this secret ingredient to happiness. It's so counterintuitive that only people who have experienced it believe it.


What Makes You Happy - Shoes

Part 5 of 6 - (March 5): Why are we tempted to make decisions that hurt us in the long run? This message will help you understand the difference between pleasure and happiness.


What Makes You Happy - Happy Money

Part 4 of 6 - (February 26): If your goal is to find happiness, no amount of money will ever be enough. But this one principle can change the way you view money and help you find peace.


What Makes You Happy - Peace with God

Part 3 of 6 - (February 19): Peace with God paves the way to peace with ourselves and equips us to make peace with others. Find out the one thing it takes to find peace with God.


What Makes You Happy - Plan for It

Part 2 of 6 - (February 12): We think we must choose between being happy and pleasing God. Find out what Jesus had to say about that.


What Makes You Happy - No Thing

Part 1 of 6 - (February 5): We all daydream about a trouble-free life made possible by something: a dream job, house, car, spouse, child, family, or pile of money. But what if no thing can make us happy?


Freedom - Lawless

Part 4 of 4 - (December 11): It’s about following a person, not the rules.


Freedom - Staying Dead

Part 3 of 4 - (December 4): Declare. Decide. Devote.


Freedom - Now You Know

Part 2 of 4 - (November 27): Sin is not your master.


Freedom - It's Worse Than You Thought

Part 1 of 4 - (November 20): Understanding the human struggle and God's solution.


Crazy Like Us - Life's Only Mission

Part 4 of 4 - ( November 13)

Crazy Like Us - First Things First 

Part 3 of 4 - (November 6) – Happy is the person whose life is ordered around giving rather than receiving. - Jesus


Crazy Like Us - The American Standard Version

Part 2 of 4 - (October 30) – Think and behave like a giver rather than a consumer. You'll give more, consume less, and actually have much more left over.

Crazy Like Us - You Just Think You Are

Part 1 of 4 - (October 23) – Everybody gives. Not everybody is generous. Generosity must be taught. Here we go.

Breathing Room- Choosing to Cheat

Part 4 or 4: (October 9) In your desire to get the most out of life, don’t lose control of your life. Create breathing room.


Breathing Room - Dollars & Sense

Part 3 of 4 - (October 2) – You may need to lower your standard of living in order to raise your quality of life.


Breathing Room - Time

Part 2 of 4 - (September 25) - Your time is limited; use it wisely.

Breathing Room - Ex-Squeeze Yourself

Part 1 of 4 - (September 18) – Life is better with breathing room.


God & Country - Law & All 

Part 2 of 2 - (September 11) – No God. No gratitude. No Accountability. No moral consensus regarding right and wrong. Law replaces national conscience.

God & Country - In Search of a Conscience 

Part 1 of 2 - (September 4) – When the prosperous no longer recognize the source of their prosperity, they become ungrateful, and their ingratitude eventually evolves into greed.


Prepared- Good God

Part 3 of 3 - (August 28) – Christianity offers both an explanation and a solution for suffering. Suffering is why we believe.

Prepared - Reliable Witness

Part 2 of 3 - (August 21) – We take the Bible seriously because we take the Gospels seriously.


Prepared - Hope on the Ropes 

Part 1 of 3 - (August 14) – We need a short answer to the question of why we have chosen to follow Jesus.


Twisted - It's No Mistake

Part 5 of 5 - (July 10)

Twisted - It's Only Physical 

Part 4 of 5 - (July 3) 


Twisted - Connecting the Dots

Part 3 of 5 - (June 26)

Twisted - Says Who? Make Me!

Part 2 of 5 - (June 19) 

Twisted - All Is Not As It Seems 

Part 1 of 5 - (June 12) 


Text - RYB!

Part 3 of 3 -  May 22: RYB!: If I could see as God sees, I would do as God says.

Text - 2GTBT

Part 2 of 3 -  May 15: 2GTBT: The Bible is the story of redemption.

Text - Ding

Part 1 of 3 -  May 8: Ding: God has texted us

Game Plan - 4th Quarter

Part 6 of 6 -  May 1: 4th Quarter: Your Availability

Game Plan - A Word from the Coach

Part 5 of 6 -  April 24: A Word from the Coach: Putting Ourselves in a Position to Listen

Game Plan - Traded

Part 4 of 6 -  April 24: Traded: Take Full Advantage of Every Opportunity

Game Plan - The Playbook

Part 3 of 6 -  April 10: The Playbook: God’s Thumbprints on Your Life Provide Clues

Game Plan - Calling an Audible

Part 2 of 6 -  April 3: Calling an Audible: The First Step in Understanding Your Purpose

Game Plan - The Fundamentals of the Game

Part 1 of 6 -  March 27: The Fundamentals of the Game: Our Focus in Life

I Love My Church - Love in Sharing

Part 5 of 5 -  March 20: Love in Sharing/Acts 2:44-47

I Love My Church - Love by Giving

Part 4 of 5: Love by Giving/Acts 4:32-35

I Love My Church - Love by Serving

Part 3 of 5: Love by Serving/Titus 3:14 

I Love My Church - Love in Community

Part 2 of 5: Love in Community/Hebrews 10:22-25

I Love My Church - Love Their Church

Part 1 of 5: Love Their Church/John 13:34-35

Bod4God - Losing to Live

Part 4 of 4: Motivation: Building Your Circle of Support/Proverbs 27:17

Bod4God - Losing to Live

Part 3 of 4: Inspiration: Motivating Yourself for Change/John 10:10

Bod4God - Losing to Live

Part 2 of 4: Nutrition: Eat & Exercise / Managing Your Habits/1 Thessalonians 4:4

Bod4God - Losing to Live

Part 1 of 4: Dedication: Honoring God with Your Body/1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Future History - The Final Battle & How to be Prepared 

Part 3 of 3 - (Daniel 11-12) – January 17


Future History - How to Intensify Your Prayer Life

Part 2 of 3 - (Daniel 10) – January 10: The War in Heaven 

Future History - How to Pray Through Times of Long Waiting

Part 1 of 3 - (Daniel 9) – January 3: The Prediction of Christ's First & Second Coming 


An Unexpected Christmas - And Everything Changed

Part 5 of 5 - (Luke 2:1-19) – December 20

An Unexpected Christmas - Promise Keeper

Part 4 of 5 - (Matthew 1; 2 Samuel 7:8-9, 11-16;11) – December 13

An Unexpected Christmas - The Label Makers

Part 3 of 5 - (Joshua 2:8-10, 12-15) – December 6


An Unexpected Christmas - An Unlikely Candidate

Part 2 of 5 - (Matthew 1; Genesis 38:3-5, 23-27; 44) – November 29

An Unexpected Christmas - Guest List

Part 1 of 5 - (Matthew 1; 9:2, 6, 9, 11-12) – November 22

30-Day Church Challenge - Lost and Found

Part 6 of 6 - Lost and Found - October 25

30-Day Church Challenge - Life is About Growing

Part 4 of 6 - Life is About Growing - October 11

30-Day Church Challenge - Wired for Worship

Part 3 of 6 - Wired for Worship - October 4

30-Day Church Challenge - Doing Life Together

Part 2 of 6 - Doing Life Together - September 27

30-Day Church Challenge - And They Called It The Church

Part 1 of 6 - Doing Life Together - September 20

Christian - Working It Out

Part 8 of 8 - Working It Out - September 13

Christian - Loopholes

Part 7 of 8 - Loopholes - September 6

Christian - Angry Birds

Part 6 of 8 - Angry Birds - August 30

Christian - When Gracie Met Truthy

Part 5 of 8 - When Gracie Met Truthy - August 23

Christian - Showing Up

Part 4 of 8 - Showing Up - August 16

Christian - Insiders Outsiders

Part 3 of 8 - Insiders Outsiders - August 9

Christian - Quitters

Part 2 of 8 - Quitters - August 2

Christian - Brand Recognition

Part 1 of 8 - Brand Recognition - July 26

Why Worry - Now and Then

Part 3 of 3 - (1 Kings 19:1-18) Now and Then - July 12

Sunday Morning Worship – September 2, 2018

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Why Worry - Switching Sides

Part 2 of 3 - (Matthew 6:31-34) Switching Sides - July 5

Why Worry - Devotion Emotion

Part 1 of 3 - (Matthew 6:24-30) Devotion Emotion - June 28

Stress to Rest - My Sex Life

Part 5 of 5 - My Sex Life - Debunk myths with a road-map for a very exciting, stress-free sex life. - May 3

Stress to Rest - My Faith

Part 4 of 5 - My Faith - Puts the religious stress to rest with stress-busting truth. - April 26

Stress to Rest - My Job

Part 3 of 5 - My Job - Find satisfaction in your work and throw off the heavy burdens. - April 19

Stress to Rest - My Finances

Part 2 of 5 - My Finances - The steps necessary to eliminate money stress. - April 12

Stress to Rest - My Future

Part 1 of 5 - My Future - The stress of the uncertainties of life.  - April 5

Balanced - Developing a Plan

Part 6 of 6 - (Malachi 3:7-10; Matthew 6:24, 31-33; Mark 12:43-44) – March 15- We will teach you how to order your financial world for maximum impact.

Balanced - Managing Your Expenses

Part 5 of 6 - (1 Timothy 6:6-11, 18-19) – March 8- We will talk about overcoming discontentment through awareness.

Balanced - Creating a New Line Item

Part 4 of 6 - (Luke 12:13, 16-21, 33-34; Malachi 3:6-11) – March 1- The new line item that revolves around extra – how to find extra and what to do with it.

Balanced - Back in the Black

Part 3 of 6 - (Deuteronomy 28:12; Proverbs 22:7; 25:8; 21:10) – February 22- We will focus on saving, spending, giving, and debt.

Balanced - Reading the Fine Print

Part 2 of 6 - (1 Chronicles 29:10-14) – February 8- We will talks about what our financial objective should be.

Balanced - Opening the Books

Part 1 of 6 - (Matthew 6:21; Luke 16:13) – February 1- We will discuss the three laws of financial balance and how they apply to your life.

Doubters Anonymous - I Doubt God Can Use Me

Part 4 of 4 - (Ephesians 1:10 NLT; Matthew 14:28-29) – January 25- We will discover the keys into the infamous Bible story of when Peter walked on the water.

Doubters Anonymous - I Doubt God Will Do It For Me

Part 3 of 4 - (Mark 9:17-22) – January 18- We will look at a desperate father seeking help for his child.

Doubters Anonymous - Doubting God's Goodness

Part 2 of 4 - (Mark 10:17-31; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18) – January 11- We will take a critical look at a man born blind.

Doubters Anonymous - Bout with Doubt

Part 1 of 4 - (Luke 24:1-4; Matthew 28:5-6) – January 4- We will discusses how even the Apostles of Jesus doubted at the most crucial times of their lives.

Sunday Morning Worship – September 2, 2018

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