Over the centuries, Christians have wondered what to do with Mary, the mother of Jesus. In the Protestant Church, she has been somewhat passed over. Yet something important can be learned from her experiences with God. Let's consider Mary's example to "Present Yourself Available" in our series, Ready or Not, Here I Come.
What is the secret of true happiness? Perhaps it is to accomplish a huge dream, yet afterward you discover afterward you still are not really happy. In this weekâ€™s message, we are going to look at Psalm 16 and discuss true joy with eternal pleasures and how to avoid temptations along with way.
Have you ever gone through a time in your life so difficult that you wondered where God was or why He did not respond to your urgent prayers? If so, join us as we explore the connection between faith and suffering.
What is your most valuable possession? Jesus told His disciples about a treasure that is worth more than anything else - so valuable that those who seek it will sell everything they own to possess it. Let's learn more about that in this week's message.
A great author of long ago wrote, "A friend is what the heart needs all the time.” How true it is! The human heart possesses a deep longing for friendship. We need someone who understands us, knows us through and through and likes us anyway. The good news for the day is you do! You really do! You have the best friend of all in Jesus Christ.
Do you ever wonder what God is up to in the 21st century? Jesus' birth embodied God coming down to where we are to be with us as we are - God forever with us. He is our Wonderful Counselor. Let's learn more about what that means.
In any endeavor in life, if we do not keep our aim on a goal, we can easily drift far from our trajectory. This is a truth that affects all humans from before Jesus' day to now. Let's look at a song to help us, as Christians, stay focused in our mission and anchored to our purpose.
Life in a Christian community is a wonderful thing for followers of Jesus. However, it can also have its trials, for none of us are perfect. We are going to learn how Jesus would have us relate with our Christian friends when mistakes are made and feelings get hurt.
Have you ever wondered about your spiritual faith being wimpy or weak, or worried that it is inept? When Jesus taught about the kingdom of God, He compared it to a mustard seed, a very small seed that grows to be a large plant. Let's learn more about the Parable of the Mustard Seed and how it relates to faith.
Life can sometimes be hard. Sometimes we suffer. Sometimes we feel alone. But we have someone who wants nothing but the best for us - the eternally best for us. Join us as we look at a passage of Scripture that eoncourages us to take heart and place our trust in Jesus.
Have you ever wondered what God is like? He is invisible to our eye, so how can we know Him? Let's turn to the Old Testament Prophet Micah who paints a beautiful picture of God and teaches us how we can learn more about Him.
How is your spiritual health these days? Is it good? Full of vitality? We are going to look at what Jesus has to say about keeping it in good shape in our parable for today.
To the world, you may be just a name on a computer, or a printout, or a number in a phonebook. But to God, you are valuable. You are His creation and precious in His sight. God has great plans for your life - to bring you to Himself, to change you and transform you.
In the 1830s, Alexis de Tocqueville recorded his famous "Observations of America" in which he noted a strange melancholy that haunts the inhabitants in their abundance. "Americans, believe prosperity could quench their yearning need for happiness." This is still a popular belief in the 21st century, for if not abundance, then what?
People involved in scandals are in the headlines almost every day from all walks of life. Famous people, politicians, athletes, movie stars, TV stars, Wall Street tycoons - even religious leaders. But what if God was involved in a scandal? The Bible teaches that a crucified God is a foolish scandal. Let's learn more about this paradox.