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Jan 7, 2018
Pray for the Entire World
Series: Radical

Continuing with our Radical Experiment, Troy focuses on the challenge: "Pray for the Entire World." If God's plan is for the disciples of Jesus to carry the message into all the world, and to tell others, who will in turn tell others until the last person in the farthest corner has heard the story, then we should be praying for the world and for God's plan to reach it. And apparently, Jesus' concern was not that the lost would not come to the Father; instead, His concern was that His followers would not go to the lost.

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  • Jan 7, 2018Pray for the Entire World
    Jan 7, 2018
    Pray for the Entire World
    Series: Radical

    Continuing with our Radical Experiment, Troy focuses on the challenge: "Pray for the Entire World." If God's plan is for the disciples of Jesus to carry the message into all the world, and to tell others, who will in turn tell others until the last person in the farthest corner has heard the story, then we should be praying for the world and for God's plan to reach it. And apparently, Jesus' concern was not that the lost would not come to the Father; instead, His concern was that His followers would not go to the lost.

  • Dec 31, 2017The Radical Experiment: One Year to a Life Turned Upside Down
    Dec 31, 2017
    The Radical Experiment: One Year to a Life Turned Upside Down
    Series: Radical
    To follow up on the Radical series and help us apply the teachings to our lives, Bob introduces the Radical Experiment, where we will test the claims contained in the gospel by doing the following: 1) Pray for the Entire World; 2) Read through the Entire Word; 3) Sacrifice Your Money for a Specific Purpose; 4) Spend Your Time in Another Context; and 5) Commit Your Life to a Multiplying Community.
  • Dec 24, 2017It’s a Wonderful Life: What if Jesus Never Had a Birthday?
    Dec 24, 2017
    It’s a Wonderful Life: What if Jesus Never Had a Birthday?
    Series: Standalone
    On this morning of Christmas Eve, Troy uses the fictional character, George Bailey from the movie, "It's a Wonderful Life," to discuss the hypothetical question, "What would life be like if we were never born?" Like George, we would likely all realize how many lives we have impacted, and just how different those lives would be if we had never been born. Troy goes on to consider the question, "What if Jesus never had a birthday?" As we celebrate Christmas, it can be helpful to think about what life would be like if Jesus was never born. Perhaps we can appreciate His coming to the earth a little more, as we count the numerous blessings that resulted from His birth, life, death, and resurrection.
  • Dec 17, 2017O Holy Night: Honoring the Birthday of Jesus
    Dec 17, 2017
    O Holy Night: Honoring the Birthday of Jesus
    Series: Standalone
    In preparation for the week leading into Christmas, Troy shares some of the reasons he wants to honor and celebrate the birthday of Jesus: 1) He was born to become just like me (almost); 2) He was born to pay the price for my sins (a price I could never pay); and 3) He was born to rise again from the dead and live forever. Troy also suggests that one of the best ways we can honor Christ's birthday is to realize that Jesus continues to show up in our lives today, and not always to benefit us alone, but especially to benefit others through us.
  • Dec 10, 2017Living When Dying is Gain
    Dec 10, 2017
    Living When Dying is Gain
    Series: Radical
    In our last regular message from the Radical series, Troy discusses what it means to live our lives when "Dying is Gain," including an understanding of the risk and reward that goes along with it. He challenges us to ask ourselves the question, "Do we believe the reward found in Jesus is worth the risk of following Him?" And the bottom line is that the only way death can be a reward is if dying really is gain.
  • Dec 3, 2017There is No Plan B
    Dec 3, 2017
    There is No Plan B
    Series: Radical
    In our latest message from the Radical series, Dean discusses God's plan to make salvation possible to a dying world, and why our going out into the world as Christians is urgent, not optional. He explains how every single person needs a Savior and how each person can be saved by responding to God's offer of salvation. In providing this wonderful offer, God has no "Plan B;" He only has the plan that's in His Word.
  • Nov 26, 2017How Much is Enough?
    Nov 26, 2017
    How Much is Enough?
    Series: Radical
    In our latest message in the Radical series, Troy helps us consider the question, "How Much is Enough?" He also challenges us to consider whether we have blind spots in our lives when it comes to caring for the poor and needy around us and throughout the world. As Americans, we live in relative luxury while nearly half of the world's people live in extreme poverty. Each one of us as Christians must wrestle with what Jesus is calling us to do with our resources as we follow Him.
  • Nov 19, 2017The Multiplying Community
    Nov 19, 2017
    The Multiplying Community
    Series: Radical
    Continuing in our "Radical" series, Bud teaches us about "The Multiplying Community" that God calls His church to be. He shares practical examples and real-life applications on how we can join together to fulfill God's purpose. By obeying Jesus' command to "make disciples of all nations," we can actually impact the entire world for the sake of eternity.
  • Nov 12, 2017Thanks for Nothing
    Nov 12, 2017
    Thanks for Nothing
    Series: Standalone

    In honor of our annual Thanksgiving meal and the fast-approaching holiday, Troy wants to say, "Thanks for Nothing." And here's what he means by "nothing:" 1) He's thankful for the "nothing" that Jesus made Himself; 2) He's thankful for the "nothing" that God remembers when it comes to our sins; and 3) He's thankful for the "nothing" that can separate us from the love of God.

  • Oct 29, 2017Beginning at the End of Ourselves
    Oct 29, 2017
    Beginning at the End of Ourselves
    Series: Radical
    Continuing in our "Radical" series, Troy shares about our need to give up on trying to do things in our own power. This is when God does His best work; when we come to the end of ourselves and choose to trust in His power, not our own. God does this if we are radically dependent on Him and if we are radically devoted to making much of Him.