Vertical deals with some very important biblical principles that we believe are paramount to being the church and the individuals God has called us to be. Churches, just like people, can become busy and preoccupied with things that look good and make themselves look good, but do a very poor job of glorifying God. In fact, if we're not careful, we can do what we do to promote our name, to give us a picture to post on social media so others will see how good we are (church or individual).
So many marriages are struggling or ending. So many are tired of the chaos that exists in their home. There is hope, not of just surviving in a marriage, but a hope of thriving in your marriage. Remember, we are broken people helping other broken people change. Your marriage can not only survive but thrive!
“We are gifted by God to be a gift to His church!” God has a plan for your life. He deems you worthy and valuable. He created you for community and belonging! All in takes a look at the gifts God has given to His body for the purpose of giving away to others.
Nothing is more destructive than bitterness and unforgiveness. Relationships are fractured, marriages ripped apart, churches split, employees leave jobs, families become fragmented, etc... Someone got offended and refused to forgive, and not always because someone sinned against them. Join us as we look to God's Word and discover how we can LIVE UNOFFENDED!
If you’ve been a believer in Christ long enough, it’s very possible that this question has entered your mind often! We live in a fallen world and we live in this tension of being kingdom builders and bought by Jesus but simultaneously waiting on Christ to fully redeem us. Join us as we look at this question and discover the direction God's Word has for our lives.
Jesus is better than anything we could possibly pursue. Jesus wants us to pursue him for who HE is not just for what he can give us. How can we as a church and individually give Jesus our time, our minds and our hearts?
What is prayer? Does it really work? Does God even hear me? What's the point? We all have had wrestled with these questions and many more. But, are we willing to lay our lives completely down in God’s plan and petition for others even when it’s hard? As we look into God's Word we are encouraged to discover that our prayers matter!
It's the unofficial start to summer! For the next 3 months, 90 days, 2,376 hours we all will be dreaming, planning, preparing and executing our summer extravaganzas! But will this summer look like previous summers, or will it be different? In John 6, Jesus is calling his followers to do some pretty unusual things that will impact the rest of their lives.
Many people identify themselves as Christians, but does that truly reflect in their lives? “Christian” can be so broad that its meaning gets lost. A disciple is more specific. How do you identify with Christ? Would your life reflect that of a disciple? In this series we examine what identifying with Christ looks like, and how it impacts our daily living.
We celebrate new life because Jesus is alive! Sin has been defeated and conquered, yet in life, we can become discouraged. Hope isn't just wishful thinking. It's not a fairy tale or something far off and out of reach. Hope has a name, Jesus!
Most of us have had those moments when we’ve said… “If only I had (or hadn’t) ______________. Or we’ve used “if only” to describe how much better our life would be “if only” we had this or that or were in a different situation. WHAT IF we changed that? WHAT IF we stopped running, excusing and blaming? WHAT IF we really believed God was really working for our good (in every situation)? WHAT IF God’s mission truly became our mission