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Aug 9, 2020
In Search of Happiness
To refresh us on one of the chapters we read in the Core 52 book, Troy answers the question, "Does God Want You to Be Happy?" While God expects us to obey Him, and His type of happiness may be different than what we think we want, it can also be misleading to say that God desires our obedience more than our happiness. The truth is that obedience to God brings about our happiness.
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  • Aug 9, 2020In Search of Happiness
    Aug 9, 2020
    In Search of Happiness
    To refresh us on one of the chapters we read in the Core 52 book, Troy answers the question, "Does God Want You to Be Happy?" While God expects us to obey Him, and His type of happiness may be different than what we think we want, it can also be misleading to say that God desires our obedience more than our happiness. The truth is that obedience to God brings about our happiness.
  • Aug 2, 2020Beware the White Van
    Aug 2, 2020
    Beware the White Van
    Series: Standalone
    In this standalone message, Troy explains why God wants us to get rid of the painful anxiety that comes from depending only on ourselves in the midst of life’s difficulties. Instead of self-dependence, we should have such confidence in God that it frees our minds from anxiety. God has designed life in such a way that peace can be the constant experience of every Christ follower, even in the midst of trials.
  • Jul 27, 2020The Joy of Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes
    Jul 27, 2020
    The Joy of Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes
    To conclude our series, Getting Rid of the Gorilla, Troy challenges us to consider the positive results that God produces through our turmoil of living with a wounded, unforgiving heart. It may sound ironic, but it might not be until we’re able to see the really good stuff that comes out of our struggle to forgive that we begin to find the strength to actually do so.
  • Jul 19, 2020Trust Someone to Know the Real You
    Jul 19, 2020
    Trust Someone to Know the Real You
    In this week's message from our series, Getting Rid of the Gorilla, Troy challenges us to step out, take a risk, and find a spiritual shepherd we trust to help us learn how to forgive. It’s rare to find people who finally got rid of the gorilla, who didn’t also grant someone else access to the interior parts of their souls and allow themselves to be guided to hope and healing.
  • Jul 12, 2020The Other Person You Can’t Forgive
    Jul 12, 2020
    The Other Person You Can’t Forgive
    Returning to our series, Getting Rid of the Gorilla, Troy shares how the person we often have the most difficulty forgiving is the one who's staring back at us in the mirror. As the book's author demonstrates, we cannot authentically forgive anyone until we’ve first forgiven ourselves. Troy encourages us to stop beating ourselves up and to feel good about our lives again. Either the cross was good enough to pay for our sins or it wasn't.
  • Jul 5, 2020Where Can We Really Be Free?
    Jul 5, 2020
    Where Can We Really Be Free?
    Series: Standalone
    As we celebrate the Independence Day holiday weekend, Rick asks, "If God takes such great care of the lesser things of the world, how much more will He care for us?" He also considers the question, "How does God free us from the cares of this world when we focus on Him and His kingdom?"
  • Jun 21, 2020The One Person You Won’t Forgive
    Jun 21, 2020
    The One Person You Won’t Forgive
    As part of our series, Getting Rid of the Gorilla, Troy helps us consider whether or not we're willing to forgive the person who has hurt us deeply. When we show kindness to someone who hurt us, God works for our good through that situation. We should also realize that when someone hurts us, we often forget our own sinfulness. When we focus on our pain and another person’s faults, we can blind ourselves to the reality of our own condition.
  • Jun 7, 2020Are You a Christian on the Inside?
    Jun 7, 2020
    Are You a Christian on the Inside?
    Continuing in our series, Getting Rid of the Gorilla, Troy asks us to evaluate ourselves to make sure we're really following Jesus, and that our actions are in line with what's inside of our hearts. As the author of the Gorilla book writes, “Before Jesus ever calls you to forgive, He calls you to be His disciple. For some of us, maybe getting rid of the gorilla is not about forgiveness at all but about deciding whether to answer Jesus’ call to discipleship.”
  • May 17, 2020Debunking the Myths About Forgiveness
    May 17, 2020
    Debunking the Myths About Forgiveness
    Continuing in our message series, Getting Rid of the Gorilla, Troy shares some myths we tend to believe about forgiveness, that can prevent us from forgiving genuinely and completely. In our struggle to forgive, we need to get rid of the myths before we can start talking about real solutions.
  • May 10, 2020Thanks Mom! (And Other Things I Didn’t Say Enough)
    May 10, 2020
    Thanks Mom! (And Other Things I Didn’t Say Enough)
    By: (All)
    Series: (All)
    To remember and honor our moms on Mother's Day, Troy shares some things he didn't say often enough to his own mom, such as "Thank you," and "I'm sorry," and "I appreciate you never giving up on me."