Daily Video Devotionals

Victory - Part 9

Victory – Part 9

The book of Revelation clearly teaches the ongoing judgments of God on the world in the form of things like: war, civil strife, economic scarcity and death. Christians are not...

Victory - Part 8

Victory – Part 8

God brings about economic deterioration, the shaking of earthly power structures, the bitterness of suffering, and spiritual darkness as a wake-up call to rouse a complacent world. Don’t hit the...

Hope is Found

Hope is Found

Modern culture tells us Christmas is supposed to be filled with “chestnuts roasting on an open fire” and “Jack Frost nipping at your nose.” Reminders to get into the “Christmas...

Christmas Playlist - Part 2

Christmas Playlist – Part 2

There is much enjoyment to be found in listening to Christmas tunes like “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” or “White Christmas.” But nothing compares to the songs of the...

Christmas Playlist - Part 1

Christmas Playlist – Part 1

During the Christmas season many of us enjoy listening to our favorite holiday classics: “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “Silver Bells” or “White Christmas.” But did you...

Crown Him

Crown Him – Sermon

You’ll never experience a radical transformation of your life until you understand and treat Jesus as King. In this message, we’ll construct a picture of what it looks like to...

The Mercy Journey

The Mercy Journey

Receiving or showing mercy just isn’t comfortable. Mercy, with all of its baggage, can leave us wondering how we should even go about starting this difficult journey. In this message,...

The Kingdom of God

The Kingdom of God

Earthly kingdoms always come through coercion and force. But the kingdom of God enters in a drastically different way. In this message, we’ll think about how the kingdom of God...

Thirsty

Thirsty

Underneath the routines of our lives, there lives a thirst that continually gnaws at us. It causes us to say, “If only… then I could be happy.” It’s a minefield....

The Peace You Really Need

The Peace You Really Need

International peace would be great. Psychological peace would be amazing. But there’s an even deeper peace we all need: peace with God. In this special Christmas Eve message, we’ll explore...

From Decay to Vitality

From Decay to Vitality

Christmas, the arrival of the Messiah, is fundamentally about hope. Hope for change; change in our lives, relationships, and circumstances. But how does this happen? We’ll explore that in this...

Dazed & Confused

Dazed & Confused

Even though you think you know Jesus, He will, at times, do things and say things that don’t make sense. Confounding as He may be, He’s still worth trusting and...

The Root of Generosity

The Root of Generosity

What we do with our money makes comments about God. Malachi will teach us about the evil of stinginess and the unexpected fuel for lavish generosity. Text: Malachi 3:6-12 1....

Out of Plain Sight

Out of Plain Sight

If you’ve ever had the sense that God seems hidden from you, then you need to hear the story of Esther. If you’ve ever thought that the world at large...

Dreams

Dreams

Today we’re saying “thank you” and celebrating what God has done in the past. It is also an opportunity to talk about future dreams. 1. Pastoral Residency 2. Church Planting...

Re-Formed

Re-Formed

Christians are a temple of the Holy Spirit (see 1 Corinthians 3:16). And as such, we are always under construction. In this message, we’ll consider three key components to being...

Unstoppable God

Unstoppable God

Against all odds, God builds His Church. He bends world history and stirs human hearts. He is an “Unstoppable God.” He does this by: 1. Bending World History 2. Drawing...

Remember Death

Remember Death

No one gets out of life alive. While not necessarily pleasant to think about, it is imperative we ponder death. 1. Death’s Invisibility 2. Death’s Commentary 3. Death’s Subservience Brian...

Sparking Wildfires

Sparking Wildfires

There is dictator potential in all of us, which is a provocative statement for sure. In this message from Daniel 3, we’ll discover the Nebuchadnezzar within each of us and...

Resident Aliens

Resident Aliens

What Christians believe and how we behave as Christ-followers is becoming foreign to the world we inhabit. Come think through some strategies for cultural engagement from Daniel 1. Strategies for...

Hope Arises

Hope Arises

Do you have a hope that can stand up to death? Most of us don’t. Find how we can. 1. The Cause of Hopelessness 2. The Means of Hopefulness Brian...

One Story

One Story

Many people believe the Bible is a collection of isolated stories disconnected from each other. Actually, the Bible is a single, unified story whose emphasis is about the good news...

The Humility of Love

The Humility of Love

Humility and love are two of the most challenging attributes to demonstrate in our relationships with others. But they are attributes that help others come alive. Jesus exemplifies and empowers...

Heart Disease

Heart Disease

Every human heart possesses a fatal flaw. Understanding what the flaw is and looking for the right kind of cure is critical for your emotional and spiritual well-being. Join us...

Grace+Truth=Love

Grace+Truth=Love

Jesus said, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” What does that mean? We’ll discover, studying the book of Jonah, that love is more compassionate and confrontational than we ever imagined. 1....

Go Big or Go Home

Go Big or Go Home

If we’re being honest, too many of us Christians have one foot in the world and one foot following Jesus. We’re on the fence. But God calls us to be...

Meditate-Sing

Meditate-Sing

Two of the healthier practices you can cultivate in your walk with the Lord are: meditation and singing. The Psalms exhort us to engage in those. But how and why?...

Recapturing the Wonder

Recapturing the Wonder

The word “blessed” gets thrown around quite a bit in Christian circles. Through Mary’s story, we’re going to discover a whole different side to being blessed. A side many of...

Love Gone Wrong

Love Gone Wrong

The word ‘idolatry’ may come across as an ancient, primitive idea, but it’s a much bigger problem for us modern people than anybody realizes. If left unchecked, it can wreak...

Essentialism

Essentialism

Commencement addresses often communicate how much the world-changing efforts of the audience are needed. To be blunt: these addresses are often filled with flattery and nonsense. Solomon gives Israel a...

Marvel

Marvel

Regardless of the situation you find yourself in, knowing God is absolutely necessary for survival. Our text, 2 Samuel 7, is heavy in revealing what God is like, how he...