GROUNDSWELL

The book of Acts is the history of the early church becoming a movement that spread globally. This book is all about what Jesus began to do and teach. Luke wrote his gospel and the book of Acts. Luke was a doctor by profession, more than likely more affluent, and very well educated and more scholarly in […]

BIBLICAL MANHOOD

There is a movement racing across our culture trying to erase gender. How do we live in this cultural moment of gender confusion?   What does it mean to be a man?   Masculinity is a gift. Men are not men because of what they have done but because “God said…and it was so.” Teenage boys need […]

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ASCENSION

Let us look at three Questions about the Ascension  We are told that for 40 days after His resurrection, Jesus interacted with His followers. He spoke, ate, slept, encouraged, instructed, and essentially did all that He had done during his three and a half years with them.   Now, just minutes before He ascends to heaven, […]

LIVING ON MISSION

The book of Acts is the history of the early church becoming a movement that spread globally.   A few distinctives of the early church:  The danger any church has is the allure of being less of a movement and more institutional, less mission-minded and more maintenance-minded.  How do we stay on mission accelerating the movement? […]

EVERYBODY LOVE EVERYBODY

An important truth to always remember is that if God can raise His Son from the dead, He can work in your life.   The gospel starts out with a transformed vertical relationship that begins to alter for the better our horizontal relationships. The power of the gospel transforms you, transforms your relationships.   If you are […]

KEY KINGDOM QUESTIONS

The premise of this message is that if the church does not disciple people, the word will.   We want to create resilient disciples that can stand against the lies of the enemy, personally and publicly. Following Jesus faithfully and biblically is becoming something our culture looks down upon more and more.   We are witnessing the […]

LIVE TO BLESS ATTITUDES

John 13-17 is called the Upper Room discourse and contains what Jesus told his disciples on the night before the crucifixion while they were observing Passover in the “upper room.”  John 13 teaches that the Lord wants you to live to bless at home, at work, at school, and in your church. Helping other people […]

A THANKFUL EVENT

My discipleship in Christ must be greater than my discipleship in the world. What we are doing in our spiritual lives, what we are doing in this church must be greater than what the enemy is doing.   The story we are going to look at in John chapter 12 highlights that our passion must […]

CHRISTMAS

The purpose of this message is to ground ourselves in the simplicity of the Christmas story. In all truthfulness, Christmas was an announcement that was given to humanity back in the beginning.   In Genesis 1, God creates, He speaks the world into existence, and it was good. Then, He breathed life into the nostrils of Adam, […]

GIFTS OF THE CROSS

This message’s purpose is to get a proper understanding of what happened on the cross and because of it.   All throughout the Old Testament there are hints and prophesies about the cross. The cross of Christ is where the mercy and justice of God meet. Therefore, in John 19, we will see not only what […]