Apr 25, 2021
Proof of Light in the Darkness
To kick off our new series through 1 John, Troy reminds us that we need to love other people who follow Jesus, but we also need to know that our love for one another is our best witness to people in the world. Troy also reassures us that there was proof that Jesus really became a man, because John and others experienced Him with their senses, including their sight, hearing, and touch. In addition, John shows us that God is light, not the light, or a light, but light itself.
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  • Apr 25, 2021Proof of Light in the Darkness
    Apr 25, 2021
    Proof of Light in the Darkness
    To kick off our new series through 1 John, Troy reminds us that we need to love other people who follow Jesus, but we also need to know that our love for one another is our best witness to people in the world. Troy also reassures us that there was proof that Jesus really became a man, because John and others experienced Him with their senses, including their sight, hearing, and touch. In addition, John shows us that God is light, not the light, or a light, but light itself.
  • Apr 18, 2021Spring Mission Sunday
    Apr 18, 2021
    Spring Mission Sunday
    Series: Standalone
    For our Spring Mission Sunday message, guest speaker Jonathan Turner tells us about his ministry at Key Communications and also encourages us to evaluate our hearts as we strive to love people and share Jesus with them.
  • Apr 11, 2021Keep Going (We’re Almost There)
    Apr 11, 2021
    Keep Going (We’re Almost There)
    Series: Standalone
    In this standalone message, Troy encourages us not to give up on our faith (or anything that's important to us). When we're discouraged, and even feeling as though we're in a pit of despair, it's worth it to continue on because our faith affects other people, our standing with God, and our story.
  • Apr 4, 2021A Wasted Life: When Hope is Not Enough
    Apr 4, 2021
    A Wasted Life: When Hope is Not Enough
    For this year's Resurrection Sunday message, Troy encourages us with the fact that even though we may need to experience what it’s like to have little or no hope, we can also discover that Easter is about more hope than we can handle. The power that rose Jesus from the dead not only changes our lives right now, but also gives us an incredible hope beyond the grave, where eternity is far beyond anything we can imagine.
  • Mar 28, 2021Tapping into the Power of Prayer
    Mar 28, 2021
    Tapping into the Power of Prayer
    In the final installment of our series through James, Troy reminds us that although God can certainly do whatever He wants (He is God after all), He chooses to involve us and partner with us. And as we share our praises, needs, and requests with Him, we should keep in mind that prayer is not about us, but about the object of our faith, which is God.
  • Mar 21, 2021Worth the Wait: Don’t Give Up On God
    Mar 21, 2021
    Worth the Wait: Don’t Give Up On God
    Continuing in our series through James, our former elder Paul Steele explains that although we don't normally enjoy waiting on things, there is actually great value in exercising patience when it comes to enduring suffering and persevering until God shows up with His incredible mercy and compassion.
  • Mar 14, 2021Trusting God When You Can’t Do It Yourself
    Mar 14, 2021
    Trusting God When You Can’t Do It Yourself
    Series: Standalone
    In this week's standalone message, Troy talks about the fact that God has made thousands of promises to us, and it’s impossible for Him not to keep His promises. This means we can trust that He will do just that; in fact, that’s really what faith is all about: it’s believing that God is going to keep His Word.
  • Mar 7, 2021A Bad Investment: It’s Not All Yours
    Mar 7, 2021
    A Bad Investment: It’s Not All Yours
    In this week's message from our series through James, Troy reminds us of what we learn from the first five verses of Chapter 5, that riches can become a problem depending on the manner in which wealth is acquired, the spirit that wealth can potentially produce in the heart, and the way in which the wealth is used. Through this message, we are challenged to do something practical to love our neighbors and be known as the people who love the ones that Jesus loves.
  • Feb 28, 2021Don’t Treat Plan A Like It’s Plan B
    Feb 28, 2021
    Don’t Treat Plan A Like It’s Plan B
    Continuing in our series through the letter from James, Troy explains that while there's nothing wrong with making plans, there is a right way and a wrong way to plan. We should set goals, make commitments, work hard, and never give up, but we don’t want to do those things in a way that leaves God out of it.
  • Feb 21, 2021The Problem with Looking Out for Number One
    Feb 21, 2021
    The Problem with Looking Out for Number One
    For this week's installment in our series through James, Troy shares the biblical truth that our conflicts take place when our self-interests become our number one priority. This means that to resolve conflicts, we must repent of our sinful selfishness and humble ourselves before God and others.