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.
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  • 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.
  • May 19, 2019Don’t Forget About the Loaves
    May 19, 2019
    Don’t Forget About the Loaves
    Series: Standalone
    Mark Thometz, who grew up in our church and youth group, and is now preaching in southern California, presents a message reminding us of God’s power and the fact that we can invite that power into our lives through prayer. If Jesus can turn two fish and five small loaves of bread into a hearty meal for thousands of people, He can certainly give us the strength we need to endure the storms of our lives. We just can’t forget about the loaves.
  • May 12, 2019The Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love
    May 12, 2019
    The Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love
    Series: Standalone
    For Mother's Day, we remember that being a mom is so tough, and so awesome. Moms can relate to the idea that motherhood is “The Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love.” On the other hand, we want to honor mothers without alienating others who may not be moms, perhaps by choice, but also due to life circumstances. Something we can all remember are the attributes of moms that are also character qualities of God, including comfort, security, healing, sacrifice, training, and faith.
  • Dec 23, 2018If There Were No Christmas
    Dec 23, 2018
    If There Were No Christmas
    Series: Standalone
    For our lead-in to Christmas, Troy asks us to imagine what our lives would be like if there were no Christmas. The world would have some serious deficiencies if Jesus had never been born, but ultimately a life without Christmas would mean a God who broke His promises. Thankfully, that's not the case and God sent His Son to be born, to live a perfect life, and to die a terrible death on the cross to take on the punishment that we deserved.
  • Dec 2, 2018Refocusing the Church
    Dec 2, 2018
    Refocusing the Church
    Series: Standalone
    (Note: This recording picks up a few minutes into the message.) For our Mission Sunday, Salonique Adolphe, the director (and one of the founders) of Living Water Christian Mission in Gonaives, Haiti encourages us to refocus our efforts as a church and achieve our primary objective of seeking and saving the lost. Each one of us is called to go into our city, our country, and our world to make disciples of all nations. And when we go, Jesus promises to be with us always, even to the end of the age.