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Feb 23, 2020
If You Leave, No One Can Bring You Back
Continuing in our Hebrews series, Troy covers chapter 6 with the author’s warning that if we actively and adamantly oppose Jesus, no one can bring us to a point of turning around and deciding to follow Him again. No one, that is, except for ourselves. Even if we reach that point of leaving the faith and not wanting to return, we are not without hope. Even though no one can force us to come back, we do still have a choice, and we are never beyond the reach of God’s forgiveness and salvation.
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  • Feb 23, 2020If You Leave, No One Can Bring You Back
    Feb 23, 2020
    If You Leave, No One Can Bring You Back
    Continuing in our Hebrews series, Troy covers chapter 6 with the author’s warning that if we actively and adamantly oppose Jesus, no one can bring us to a point of turning around and deciding to follow Him again. No one, that is, except for ourselves. Even if we reach that point of leaving the faith and not wanting to return, we are not without hope. Even though no one can force us to come back, we do still have a choice, and we are never beyond the reach of God’s forgiveness and salvation.
  • 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?"
  • Feb 9, 2020Don’t Be a Baby! (Onward to Maturity)
    Feb 9, 2020
    Don’t Be a Baby! (Onward to Maturity)
    Continuing in our series through the book of Hebrews, Bud covers chapter 5 and draws a comparison between biological and spiritual maturity. When children are treated like children, it makes perfect sense, but when grown-ups still need to be dealt with as though they were children, there's something very wrong. In the same way, all of us who follow Jesus need to grow spiritually to the point that others need not treat us as infants in the faith.
  • Feb 2, 2020Finding Rest in the One Who Understands
    Feb 2, 2020
    Finding Rest in the One Who Understands
    Continuing in our Hebrews series, Troy covers chapter 4 and points out that Jesus knows exactly what it’s like to walk in our shoes, because He walked in them, too. He knows our pain and suffering and weaknesses; He knows what it’s like to face all kinds of temptation. And He has a genuine compassion for us, not as someone who knows about suffering from the outside, but as one who entered into our suffering and made it His own. Troy also reminds us that prayer is powerful, and because of what Jesus has done for us, we can approach God with confidence, anytime and anyplace, and know that God will help us, and the other people for whom we pray.
  • Jan 26, 2020Is Your House Still Being Built?
    Jan 26, 2020
    Is Your House Still Being Built?
    For this week’s installment in our Hebrews series, Troy considers the idea that our struggle with faith is not always based on God showing (or not showing) Himself. After all, the very people who witnessed the ten plagues on Egypt, the crossing of the Red Sea, and the awesome year of events at Mt. Sinai, actually turned away from God with sinful, unbelieving, hard hearts. In addition, a few of Jesus’ original disciples, who had just spent three years watching Him perform miracles and even rise from the dead, are the ones referred to in a verse that says, “some doubted.” Perhaps it’s not an issue of evidence or lack of evidence. Maybe we see what we want to see.
  • Jan 19, 2020The Greatest Who Became the Least
    Jan 19, 2020
    The Greatest Who Became the Least
    Continuing in our series through the book of Hebrews, Chad talks about our actions and how they should match our beliefs. If our actions do not match what we believe, how does that look to the outside world? If we believe Heaven is real and we know that hell is real, too, do we live that in that truth and love people as though Heaven and hell are real?
  • Jan 12, 2020The Undefeated Champion of the World
    Jan 12, 2020
    The Undefeated Champion of the World
    Troy kicks off our new series through the book of Hebrews, a letter written to inspire perseverance in weary Christians who were thinking about abandoning Jesus for their old lives. Specifically, Troy covers the first few verses of Hebrews chapter 1, where we find a comparison between the partial and the complete. In the past, God shared tiny bits of His message with various people in a wide variety of ways, that were all partial. By contrast, the message that Jesus brought was full and final. Jesus showed us fully what God is like. He stood before us.
  • 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.
  • Dec 15, 2019One Decision Away from a Totally Different Life
    Dec 15, 2019
    One Decision Away from a Totally Different Life
    Series: All In
    Concluding our All In series, Troy reminds us of some encouragements from the book, that if you don’t hold out on God, He will not hold out on you. And that there’s nothing God cannot do in and through a person who is fully consecrated to Him. We want to do amazing things for God, but that isn’t our job. That’s God’s job. Our job is to fully surrender all that we have and all that we are to Jesus. And if we do our job, God will most certainly do His. We’re one decision away from a totally different life. It’s now or never. It’s all or nothing. Will we go “All In” for Jesus?