Apr 12, 2020
A Tomb on Loan with No Debt Owed
Series: Standalone
Happy Easter! Think about the word "empty." Sometimes, it's a bad word and other times it's bad in a sense, but there's also an element of good. And then there are times when it's just completely a good word. In the most important example of this, the tomb of Jesus is empty because He rose again from the dead and He was never meant to stay in the grave. And because Jesus has power over sin and death, for those of us who belong to Him, our graves can one day be empty, too.
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  • Apr 12, 2020A Tomb on Loan with No Debt Owed
    Apr 12, 2020
    A Tomb on Loan with No Debt Owed
    Series: Standalone
    Happy Easter! Think about the word "empty." Sometimes, it's a bad word and other times it's bad in a sense, but there's also an element of good. And then there are times when it's just completely a good word. In the most important example of this, the tomb of Jesus is empty because He rose again from the dead and He was never meant to stay in the grave. And because Jesus has power over sin and death, for those of us who belong to Him, our graves can one day be empty, too.
  • Feb 16, 2020Why Do Great Marriages Fail?
    Feb 16, 2020
    Why Do Great Marriages Fail?
    Series: Standalone
    Anyone can build a great marriage. It might be difficult and challenging, and a given person may not want to build a great marriage, but anyone can. However, with the right behaviors, it’s also true that anyone can destroy a great marriage. Marriages fail when one or both of the spouses treat each other unkindly. It really boils down to the following commitment: “Will you not address your spouse in a manner that’s unbecoming, in a way that’s unkind, in a way that indulges the flesh?"
  • Jan 5, 2020Looking Back, but Looking Forward
    Jan 5, 2020
    Looking Back, but Looking Forward
    Series: Standalone
    As we move into this new year, Troy takes a little time to refocus all of us on our mission and purpose as a congregation, what we believe God wants us to do: Because He lives, We seek the lost, We show His love, We share the truth. Our mission comes from Jesus in the Bible passages often called “The Great Commission” (Matthew 28:19-20) and “The Greatest Commandment” (Matthew 22:37-39). On a practical level, Troy encourages us to grow in our willingness and ability to carry out the vision God has for Sunrise.
  • Dec 29, 2019A Second Chance for Everyone
    Dec 29, 2019
    A Second Chance for Everyone
    Series: Standalone
    For our New Year’s message, Bud shares about some situations in life when we do (and don’t) get a second chance. One of these circumstances involves our forgiveness of other people who hurt us. Bud encourages us not only to forgive others, but also to consider what additional “second chance” opportunities we might have in the coming year.
  • Nov 17, 2019From Hopeless to Grateful
    Nov 17, 2019
    From Hopeless to Grateful
    Series: Standalone
    For this year’s Thanksgiving message, Troy talks about those times in life when a situation that makes you feel hopeless, turns around completely and actually makes you feel grateful. He also shares some biblical truths about being grateful, that it’s God’s purpose for us, that it’s tied to God not our circumstances, that it’s a choice not an emotion, and that it tells the right story about God to the world.
  • Sep 1, 2019Should I Rest on a Day Named for Work?
    Sep 1, 2019
    Should I Rest on a Day Named for Work?
    Series: Standalone
    For our Labor Day weekend message, Troy discusses the topic of rest. Jesus tells us, “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me.” Normally, the load is equally distributed between the two who are yoked together, but when we, as followers of Jesus, are yoked with HimHe bears the load and we share in the joy and accomplishment of the labor, but without the burden of the yoke.
  • Jun 16, 2019What Would My Dad Do Here?
    Jun 16, 2019
    What Would My Dad Do Here?
    Series: Standalone
    For this year's Father’s Day message, Troy shares what he hopes his kids will say about him one day. He also focuses on the truth that God is our Father, and for everyone who is a follower of Jesus, whether or not you’re a dad, and whatever experience you had (or didn’t have) with your dad, there are some things we should want the world to say about us, because God is our Father.
  • Jun 9, 2019What’s In Your Hand?
    Jun 9, 2019
    What’s In Your Hand?
    Series: Standalone
    What are you holding onto in your life? Your money and possessions? Past mistakes and bad habits that have caused you sin and shame? Longstanding traditions that are good, but could potentially lead to a fear of any change? What's keeping you from living as a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ? Jesus died for us and He gives us the power to let go of what we're holding onto and leave those sins, habits, and mistakes behind us.
  • Jun 2, 2019Meant to Live for So Much More
    Jun 2, 2019
    Meant to Live for So Much More
    Series: Standalone
    Whether we realize it or not, we all have a purpose and we all give our lives to something. But do we settle for less than God has for us? When we know our purpose, all of our day-to-day decisions are pretty easy to figure out. And we actually all have the same purpose: to go and make disciples of all nations. We may have different jobs, educational pursuits, family responsibilities, life situations, etc., but these serve as our platforms for carrying out our primary purpose of making disciples.
  • May 26, 2019The Free Gift that Costs Everything
    May 26, 2019
    The Free Gift that Costs Everything
    Series: Standalone
    In a message for the Memorial Day holiday, Troy shares about “The Free Gift That Costs Everything.” We want to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, who gave their very lives to secure, and to preserve, our freedom as Americans. That was a free gift to all of us who are still here to enjoy what they made possible, but it’s really not free; it cost everything to those who gave their lives. And there’s another gift that’s free to us, but really isn’t free. It cost Jesus everything, and if we decide to follow Him, it will cost us everything.