Jun 23, 2019
You Are Not God (and Neither is Anyone Else)
To kick off our new series, Troy reminds us that following God’s rules gives us great freedom, the only true freedom there really is. He also helps us understand that God’s people do not earn their position by obeying His commandments; rather, God gives us commandments because we are already His people. Regarding God’s first commandment, we must have no other gods before us, meaning there should be nothing we want more than God, nothing we rely on more than God, and nothing we look to for greater fulfillment than God.
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  • Jun 23, 2019You Are Not God (and Neither is Anyone Else)
    Jun 23, 2019
    You Are Not God (and Neither is Anyone Else)
    To kick off our new series, Troy reminds us that following God’s rules gives us great freedom, the only true freedom there really is. He also helps us understand that God’s people do not earn their position by obeying His commandments; rather, God gives us commandments because we are already His people. Regarding God’s first commandment, we must have no other gods before us, meaning there should be nothing we want more than God, nothing we rely on more than God, and nothing we look to for greater fulfillment than God.
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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.