Apr 28, 2019
Whose Money Is It, Anyway?
To answer the question posed in today's message, we need to realize that God has placed the most difficult step right at the beginning, as the foundation for everything else. Once we take this step—understanding and surrendering to the fact that God owns everything and provides all that we need—the other steps will fall into place. And if we truly believe that everything is ultimately from God, it becomes easier to give back to Him and to others.
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  • Apr 28, 2019Whose Money Is It, Anyway?
    Apr 28, 2019
    Whose Money Is It, Anyway?
    To answer the question posed in today's message, we need to realize that God has placed the most difficult step right at the beginning, as the foundation for everything else. Once we take this step—understanding and surrendering to the fact that God owns everything and provides all that we need—the other steps will fall into place. And if we truly believe that everything is ultimately from God, it becomes easier to give back to Him and to others.
  • Apr 21, 2019It’s Not Over: An Easter Message of Hope
    Apr 21, 2019
    It’s Not Over: An Easter Message of Hope
    Don’t we all love comeback stories? Don’t we love the idea of second chances and getting a shot at redemption? Don’t we all mess up terribly sometimes, and want to have hope, and never give up, and return to a great place in our lives? For our Easter Sunday message, Troy shares how we can have this kind of hope because Jesus not only died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins, He also rose again to make it possible for us to have a new life now and the promise of  eternal life in heaven.
  • Apr 14, 2019Will You Build Up Others More Than Yourself?
    Apr 14, 2019
    Will You Build Up Others More Than Yourself?
    In today’s passage from 1 Corinthians chapter 14, we find Paul addressing the misuse of spiritual gifts in the congregational setting, particularly the gifts of tongues and prophecy. To solve this problem, Paul promoted actions that would strengthen the church rather than building up individuals. With this in mind, Troy asks the question: “Will You Build Up Others More Than Yourself?”
  • Apr 7, 2019Can Love Bring Unity in Diversity?
    Apr 7, 2019
    Can Love Bring Unity in Diversity?
    In today's passage from 1 Corinthians, we find the early church struggling with feelings of both superiority and inferiority, based on individual gifts and abilities. This morning, Bud points out that although dealing with diversity has its challenges, it's actually a strength for us to have differences. And the key to making our differences a strength is love. The church needs everyone with their unique backgrounds and abilities if we are to reach the world for Jesus.
  • Mar 31, 2019Do You Deserve to Eat the Most Important Meal?
    Mar 31, 2019
    Do You Deserve to Eat the Most Important Meal?
    In today’s passage (1 Corinthians 11:17-34), we find the believers making the Lord’s Supper, a meal that was supposed to bring about and reflect unity, into something completely individualistic. With this in mind, Troy reminds us that when individuals in the church, who are just parts of the one body of Jesus Christ, decide to do their own thing, meet their own needs, and fulfill their own personal agendas, the church will be hurt and ineffective, and even die.
  • Mar 24, 2019Does God Give You More Than You Can Handle?
    Mar 24, 2019
    Does God Give You More Than You Can Handle?
    We’ve all had times when life was overwhelming and more than we could bear. The question is, “Does God Give You More Than You Can Handle?” The truth is: God never said He would not give you more than you can handle. 1 Corinthians 10:13 is often taken to mean that God will never give us more than we can bear. In reality, the verse teaches that God will not allow us to be tempted beyond what we can bear, and that when it comes to temptation and sin, we always have a choice: engage in sin or run from it.
  • Mar 3, 2019Should You Really Do Whatever You Want?
    Mar 3, 2019
    Should You Really Do Whatever You Want?
    Will you live like God's in charge, or like you're in charge? Should you really do whatever you want? Or should you do whatever God wants? These questions will be tackled in today's message from our series through 1 Corinthians. God bought us and paid the price for us, therefore He owns us; and this is a very good thing because no one could possibly love you more than God, or care about you more than God, or know what's best for you more than God.
  • Feb 24, 2019Do You Want to Win the Fight or Win the World?
    Feb 24, 2019
    Do You Want to Win the Fight or Win the World?
    Last week, we talked about living different from the world if we want to reach the world. This week, we see a practical application of this truth. In the context of lawsuits and legal battles (as recorded in 1 Corinthians chapter 6), we discover that we must live in such a way that we are trying to win the world, not to win the fight. We fight for relationship, not against relationship. Why? Because we show the world that we follow Jesus by loving each other.
  • Feb 17, 2019Can You Judge a Book by its Cover?
    Feb 17, 2019
    Can You Judge a Book by its Cover?
    Live different from the world if you want to reach the world. This means that within the church, sometimes we have to judge a book by its cover. Can we do this? Actually, yes, we can, if the book is judged in light of the book (the Bible) and if the cover is the life of someone who has committed to following the Bible.
  • Feb 10, 2019Is There Wisdom in Foolishness?
    Feb 10, 2019
    Is There Wisdom in Foolishness?
    Bud shares with us about the "foolishness" of God and the "wisdom" of men. What we often consider to be foolish is actually wisdom in the eyes of God. For us to live by faith and trust completely in God, we must grow in our ability to follow what God says, rather than just living by conventional "wisdom."