Roots | Week 6
Scott Harris • April 9, 2017
SUCKER PUNCHED Life is full of surprises - some good, some not so good. But each unexpected event which comes our way is actually a divine opportunity. There are dynamics God uses to build our faith. Growing faith is the essence of a growing relationship with Christ. This week, we’ll discover the role that unpleasant and unplanned circumstances play in the development of our confidence in God.
Roots | Week 5
Scott Harris • April 2, 2017
UNQUALIFIED There are dynamics God uses to build our faith. Growing faith is the essence of a growing relationship with Christ. Tension often surfaces when we feel God is urging us to serve in a setting for which we feel ill-equipped or inadequate.If you have ever volunteered to do something for which you felt totally unqualified, then you already know what an experience like that can do for your faith. One of the primary ways God grows our faith is through personal ministry. This week we will explore the relationship between our faith and our service to others.
Roots | Week 4
Scott Harris • March 26, 2017
TWO CATALYSTS Since strong human relationships are held together through discipline and self-control, we should not be too surprised to discover that our relationship with God requires the element of discipline as well. This week, you will be introduced to the role private spiritual disciplines play in the development of our faith. Drawing from Jesus’ teaching in the Sermon on the Mount, this message emphasizes how God leverages systematic prayer and generosity to grow our confidence in him.
Roots | Week 3
Nathan Golden • March 19, 2017
CHOOSE WISELY If you are like most people, you can’t tell your life story without referencing people who played significant roles along the way. The same is true of your faith story. In this third week of Roots, we discuss the role that good and healthy relationships play in the development of our faith.
Roots | Week 2
Scott Harris • March 12, 2017
PRACTICE MAKES PROGRESS It’s one thing to know a lot about weightlifting and another thing to actually lift weights. It’s one thing to know a lot about nutrition and another thing to eat healthy. Similarly, it’s one thing to know a lot about the Bible and another thing to actually live out what it teaches. That’s why the Christian life isn’t just about knowledge. It’s when our acts of faith intersect with God’s faithfulness that our faith grows big. From Jesus’ parable of the wise and foolish builders, we discover that hearing and learning are not enough. The value is in the application, because, in the end, it’s obedience that makes all the difference.
Roots | Week 1
March 5, 2017 • Scott Harris
BIG GOD, BIG FAITH Imagine how different your outlook on life would be if you had absolute confidence that God was with you. Imagine how differently you would respond to difficulties, temptations, and even good things if you knew with certainty that God was in all of it and was planning to leverage it for good. In other words, imagine what it would be like to have Big Faith.