Feb 11, 2018
A Partnership of Prayer, Growth, and Love
Troy kicks off our new series, “The Pursuit of Joy,” which will take us through the book of Philippians. Although the apostle Paul is imprisoned while writing to the church at Philippi, he wrote a letter that 2,000 years later is still known as the treatise on joy. As we learn from chapter one, verses 3-11, Paul helps us find joy and bring that same joy to others through “A Partnership of Prayer, Growth, and Love.”
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  • Feb 11, 2018A Partnership of Prayer, Growth, and Love
    Feb 11, 2018
    A Partnership of Prayer, Growth, and Love
    Troy kicks off our new series, “The Pursuit of Joy,” which will take us through the book of Philippians. Although the apostle Paul is imprisoned while writing to the church at Philippi, he wrote a letter that 2,000 years later is still known as the treatise on joy. As we learn from chapter one, verses 3-11, Paul helps us find joy and bring that same joy to others through “A Partnership of Prayer, Growth, and Love.”
  • Feb 4, 2018Sacrifice Your Money for a Specific Purpose
    Feb 4, 2018
    Sacrifice Your Money for a Specific Purpose
    Series: Radical
    For our last message in “The Radical Experiment,” Dennis challenges us to give sacrificially for a specific purpose and for a set period of time. He encourages us to give away what hurts to give; this means giving not according to our ability, but beyond our ability. Why? Because our giving blesses us and enables us to spend our lives radically on specific, urgent spiritual and physical needs in the world.
  • Jan 28, 2018Spend Your Time in Another Context
    Jan 28, 2018
    Spend Your Time in Another Context
    Series: Radical
    In this morning’s message, guest speaker Jakob King (Middle School Minister at Eagle Christian Church, ID) challenges us to spend our time in another context as part of “The Radical Experiment. Jakob reminds us that we are “sent” and, based on Acts 1:8, he invites us to consider what Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and the ends of the earth are in our lives. In other words, how will we go and give of ourselves in our neighborhoods, our cities, our surrounding communities, and the whole world.
  • Jan 14, 2018Read Through The Entire Word
    Jan 14, 2018
    Read Through The Entire Word
    Series: Radical

    For the second challenge in the Radical Experiment, Troy discusses the commitment we can make to “Read Through the Entire Word.” This means we systematically read through the entire Bible—Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21 and all 31,102 verses in between—over the course of a year. Our brothers and sisters around the world often gather at the risk of their lives to hear God’s Word. If you and I will join them in radical obedience to Christ, we must start with our Bibles open and our minds engaged.

  • 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.