Aug 22, 2021
No, Please, You Go First
Series: Standalone
Left to ourselves, we tend to put ourselves first and do as little as possible for others. But as Troy explains, we all know, deep down, that there’s a problem with that way of living, and we want to be better than that. What if we thought about others more than ourselves? What if we showed grace and kindness to the people who disagreed with us? What if we did as much as possible for them? What if we said, essentially, “No, Please, You Go First.”
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  • Aug 22, 2021No, Please, You Go First
    Aug 22, 2021
    No, Please, You Go First
    Series: Standalone
    Left to ourselves, we tend to put ourselves first and do as little as possible for others. But as Troy explains, we all know, deep down, that there’s a problem with that way of living, and we want to be better than that. What if we thought about others more than ourselves? What if we showed grace and kindness to the people who disagreed with us? What if we did as much as possible for them? What if we said, essentially, “No, Please, You Go First.”
  • Aug 8, 2021God Reached Down to Us
    Aug 8, 2021
    God Reached Down to Us
    Series: Standalone
    As Troy reminds us in this week's standalone message, we were all in a deep hole from which it was impossible to escape, but God reached down to us when He came to the earth in the person of Jesus Christ. He jumped into the hole with us, and He rescued us, because He's been there before and He knows the way out.
  • Jul 25, 2021Remember Where You Started
    Jul 25, 2021
    Remember Where You Started
    Series: Standalone
    In today's standalone message, Troy invites us to remember where it all began, not only in our physical lives, but also in our journeys of faith. We can refresh ourselves and find the strength to go on when we recall how Jesus paid our penalty for us, how all of our sins have been forgiven, and how that leads us to forgive other people.
  • 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.
  • 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.