Jul 18, 2021
Growing Up is Hard to Do
Series: Standalone
In a standalone message, Troy shares how there’s nothing like seeing someone grow from birth to maturity, and how there's nothing more fearful than watching someone who should grow to maturity remain a child. The same thing is true in our spiritual lives; we want infants and children to move on to maturity, and we want mature Christians to take under their wings people who are spiritual children.
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  • Jul 18, 2021Growing Up is Hard to Do
    Jul 18, 2021
    Growing Up is Hard to Do
    Series: Standalone
    In a standalone message, Troy shares how there’s nothing like seeing someone grow from birth to maturity, and how there's nothing more fearful than watching someone who should grow to maturity remain a child. The same thing is true in our spiritual lives; we want infants and children to move on to maturity, and we want mature Christians to take under their wings people who are spiritual children.
  • Jul 11, 2021No Doubt About It: Confidence that Lasts Forever
    Jul 11, 2021
    No Doubt About It: Confidence that Lasts Forever
    To conclude our message series through 1 John, Troy reminds us of the fact that John wrote down what he did so that we who believe in Jesus can know we have eternal life. We have been born again and just as there is evidence of a physical birth, there is also evidence of a spiritual birth.
  • Jul 4, 2021Declaration of Independence
    Jul 4, 2021
    Declaration of Independence
    Series: Standalone
    To commemorate the Independence Day holiday, former elder Rick Pickel shares about the spiritual independence we experience when we live a life that's different from the world and its viewpoints that conflict with God's truth.
  • Jun 27, 2021Loving God through Simple Obedience
    Jun 27, 2021
    Loving God through Simple Obedience
    For this week's message from our 1 John series, Bud discusses the fact that our love for people is demonstrated by our love for God and our obedience to His commands. Sometimes we're even convicted by Scripture to do something we really don't want to do, but God always blesses us when we decide to follow Him no matter what.
  • Jun 20, 2021Follow the Leader (More than a Game)
    Jun 20, 2021
    Follow the Leader (More than a Game)
    Series: Standalone
    For this year's Father Day message, Troy encourages us to keep in mind that we have a Father in Heaven (God), who loves us more than we can imagine, and because of that, we should follow Him, our ultimate leader, in our daily lives.
  • Jun 13, 2021To Love God is to Love People
    Jun 13, 2021
    To Love God is to Love People
    In this week's message from our 1 John series, Troy's shares John's focus in chapter 4, that we who are loved by God are to go and love others. Since we are so loved by God, we can share that love with other people. Specifically, we are to demonstrate an active goodwill, in which we make the decision to serve others and to work for their good, no matter what.
  • Jun 6, 2021Speaking for God Who Became Like Us
    Jun 6, 2021
    Speaking for God Who Became Like Us
    In this week's message from our 1 John series, Troy reminds us that we are ambassadors and everything we say and do is important because of the King we represent, and that’s Jesus. Our lives need to demonstrate an authentic faith; when people look at us, they should say, “That life is different from the rest, and if that's what Christianity is, I want that!”
  • May 30, 2021Love is Life that Never Ends
    May 30, 2021
    Love is Life that Never Ends
    In this week's message from our 1 John series, Troy discusses what ultimately demonstrates that we belong to Jesus: We love God and we love people. Followers of Jesus are clearly identified not by their size, or shape, or color, but by the practice of genuine love. In some cases, this may involve “dying” for our brothers and sisters; more often, it’s probably “living” for them through serving.
  • May 23, 2021The Mirror of God: Coming into Focus
    May 23, 2021
    The Mirror of God: Coming into Focus
    Continuing in our series through 1 John, Troy explains how we “come into focus” the more we look into God's Word, and we see what needs to be fixed or changed in our lives. We also have the hope that we will be like Jesus when He returns. And when we’re motivated by that hope, we will work toward the purity that we see in Jesus Himself.
  • May 16, 2021Wanting Forever More Than Today
    May 16, 2021
    Wanting Forever More Than Today
    In this week's message from our 1 John series, Dean shares what the Bible teaches us about truly loving God, who is eternal, more than the things of this world, which are temporary and passing away.