Jul 31, 2022
The Community We Really Need
Series: Standalone
Why do we need church? Why should we get up early on a Sunday morning, get ourselves and our kids ready, show up to a service, and get involved in serving? Why can’t we just do our own thing and live our lives? The simple answer is that we need the church because the church needs us. People need us to share our lives in authentic community. And when the church operates the way Jesus envisioned it, there’s nothing like it in the world.
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  • Jul 31, 2022The Community We Really Need
    Jul 31, 2022
    The Community We Really Need
    Series: Standalone
    Why do we need church? Why should we get up early on a Sunday morning, get ourselves and our kids ready, show up to a service, and get involved in serving? Why can’t we just do our own thing and live our lives? The simple answer is that we need the church because the church needs us. People need us to share our lives in authentic community. And when the church operates the way Jesus envisioned it, there’s nothing like it in the world.
  • Jul 17, 2022Turn Around, God is Still Waiting
    Jul 17, 2022
    Turn Around, God is Still Waiting
    To conclude our series through 1&2 Peter, Troy explains that while God’s promise to send Jesus back to the earth seems to be delayed, it will not fail. We should not see the apparent delay as proof that Jesus will not return, but rather as evidence of God’s desire for all people to have an opportunity for repentance, salvation, and eternal life in heaven.
  • Jul 10, 2022Yes, You’re Free; No, You’re Not in Charge
    Jul 10, 2022
    Yes, You’re Free; No, You’re Not in Charge
    Covering some verses in 2 Peter chapter 2, Troy reminds us that God wants us to communicate clearly what happens after we die, but not as if we enjoy it. God wants us to be saved; He doesn’t want to punish us and He doesn’t enjoy watching us face the consequences of our poor decisions. As our friend, the preacher Arron Chambers has said it so many times, what God does want is for us “to go to heaven and take as many people with us as possible.”
  • Jun 19, 2022Famous in Your Own Home
    Jun 19, 2022
    Famous in Your Own Home
    Series: Standalone
    Happy Father's Day! Troy reminds us on this holiday that our kids are always watching us, and that they learn more from our actions than our words. But when we live out what we say we believe, we earn the best possible reputation with those who know us better than anyone else in the world. And then we become "famous in our own homes."
  • Jun 12, 2022Giving What You’ve Been Given
    Jun 12, 2022
    Giving What You’ve Been Given
    In this week's message from our 1&2 Peter series, Troy covers some verses in chapter 4, where Peter, who knew a lot about sin and even more about love, reminds us that "love covers over a multitude of sins." Troy also digs in to Peter's teaching that each of us should use whatever gift we have received to serve others. God gave us our unique background, personality, natural abilities, and spiritual gifts in order for us to serve Him and serve others.
  • May 8, 2022One Generation Away
    May 8, 2022
    One Generation Away
    Series: Standalone
    For Mother's Day, Troy encourages us to honor the moms in our lives, while also striving to make a positive impact on the young people around us. We're always "One Generation Away" from significant change, whether it's for the good or for the bad. We want the good, and we want the next generation to be better than us, with a faith that’s stronger than ours.
  • May 1, 2022Hope is Here (and More is Coming)
    May 1, 2022
    Hope is Here (and More is Coming)
    Series: Standalone
    In this standalone message, Troy reminds us that God wants us to have peace, not anxiety, and He wants us to have hope. Ultimately, this hope cannot come from our lives on this earth; it must come from the outside; it has to come from God.
  • Apr 10, 2022They Say the Darkest Hour is Just Before Dawn
    Apr 10, 2022
    They Say the Darkest Hour is Just Before Dawn
    Series: Standalone
    In this pre-Easter message, Troy reminds us that when life seems to be at its worst, and things are utterly hopeless and dark, there is still hope and there is still light up ahead. In the supreme example, the apparent defeat of Jesus on Friday was a dark time indeed, but God knew that Sunday was coming and that the supposed defeat would turn into the biggest comeback victory of all time.
  • Apr 3, 2022If You Don’t Enjoy it Now, You Won’t Enjoy it Then
    Apr 3, 2022
    If You Don’t Enjoy it Now, You Won’t Enjoy it Then
    Series: Win the Day
    To conclude our series, Win the Day, Troy reminds us that we sow today what we want to see tomorrow, so we should take proactive measures today that will produce the desired outcomes tomorrow. This is one more way in which we can live in the moment and make each day count.
  • Mar 27, 2022The Great Reward of Staying Power
    Mar 27, 2022
    The Great Reward of Staying Power
    Series: Win the Day
    There’s a power that’s often overlooked and underappreciated, and that’s staying power. It means we refuse to quit, no matter what happens and no matter how long it takes.  Then, sooner or later, one day will be the day for something miraculous to happen, and that day will change every day thereafter.