Faith in God’s Faithfulness | 2022
3 Ways to Experiencing God’s Goodness!
July 31, 2022 • Eric Dubach • Hebrews 11, Acts 5:41, Hebrews 12:1–3
Living by faith leads to experiencing God’s goodness. The Psalmist encourages us to “taste and see that the Lord is good.” This is ultimately fulfilled in our salvation but not exclusively that. We are given blessing upon blessing in Jesus. But this does not mean life is always easy or miraculous. Living by faith can also lead us into significant pain. This doesn’t mean God isn’t good in those times. He is. So, what does it mean to continue to live by faith and believe in His goodness when life feels like a curse?
How to Handle Fear!
July 17, 2022 • Eric Dubach
Whenever we talk about our faith growing, we’re not usually referring to the lack of biblical knowledge we have or the lack of theological doctrine we can recite. We’re not even referring to a desire to show up to church more often. What I believe we are referring to is a desire to respond better to the things in life that cause fear. But what if faith, unlike the Fight or Flight responses, is not a response at all? What if fear is, instead, an antidote to fear? What if faith is meant to replace fear so that it no longer controls you or dictates your decisions? This is what we learn from Moses’ story as we see his parents respond to fear with faith and overcome it.
What Will It Take to Reach the Next Generation?
July 10, 2022 • Eric Dubach • 2 Timothy 4:6–8, Deuteronomy 6, Hebrews 11
Living by faith is motivated in part by a desire to see the next generation live by that same faith. We all have a perfect picture of what we want that to look like. But, every one of us have blown our parenting and family leadership so many times, it doesn’t take long to get discouraged feeling we’ve disqualified ourselves from passing on a healthy faith legacy. But, as we look at the life of Isaac, Jacob and Joseph, we’ll learn an encouraging lesson: you don’t have to be perfect to pass on your faith.
How To Embrace the Unknown and Make the Most of It!
July 3, 2022 • Eric Dubach • 1 Peter 2:11–12, Hebrews 11, Romans 12:1–2, Genesis 12
We often believe that faith is simply agreeing to a certain set of theological or doctrinal statements. We call ourselves Christians when we agree with biblically-based doctrine, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we’re living by faith. In today’s message, we’ll discover that faith invariably means we have to leave something behind in order to move towards something new. It means we have to drop what we have in order to grasp what we don’t yet have. It means we leave what’s familiar and comfortable to embrace the unknown. Abraham’s faith was defined like this and his story encourages us to do the http://same.move towards something new.
What does it means to walk with God?
June 26, 2022 • Eric Dubach • Galatians 5:24–25, Jude 14–15, Hebrews 11, Genesis 5:23–24
Even though Enoch is the least known of all the Heroes of Faith, his story is one of the more compelling. Living in a time when all men were corrupted and evil, Enoch stood alone in faith. He walked with God and that made all the difference. It was his prophetic word that would prepare his descendant, Noah, for what God would have in store for him (think an Ark!). Learn from Enoch’s lifestyle of faith and how, like him, we can be commended as one who pleased God.
Living Open-Handed Lives In Christ 🤲
June 19, 2022 • Steve Kozak
Abel went out of his way to please and worship God with the best of what he had—a better offering, worship, and sacrifice. Cain was simply discharging a duty. Abel displayed a deeper faith. Our faith in Christ—the kind of faith God desires—is grounded in the power of the resurrection following through our lives by living open-handed, full of gratitude, and recognizing all that we have belongs to him. God deserves nothing less than our best, but doing so requires faith.
We explore how to stand firm in our faith!
June 12, 2022 • Eric Dubach • Hebrews 11
There is often a significant gap between our dreams and reality. These dreams can be as inconsequential as your favorite team winning the Superbowl or as significant as the kind of family you want. But what happens when things don’t work out? What often happens is we decide to quit the dream. When it appears our relationship with Jesus isn’t working out, we become tempted to abandon our faith in him and settle for what we perceive to be more real. This message, and the Hebrews 11 series, will explore how to stand firm on our faith in Jesus in the face of difficult realities.