Baptism is more than a symbol. Worship, evangelism, social justice, and even suffering have value and meaning in that they reflect the life and nature of God that is being formed in us. And baptism is an outward demonstration of that inward reality. We are not our own, and our lives are not our own. In baptism, we willingly lay them down and come up from the water dead to ourselves, alive in Jesus.
Make a BIGGER Splash
April 30, 2017 • Jerry Shaffer
What is God's Will?
October 7, 2018 • Jerry Shaffer
“Why am I here?” - That is one of the most important questions we can ask in life. Christianity claims to have the answer, not just in general terms, but specific to each person's life. So how can we know God’s will and plan for our lives? We have a number of tools that God has given us. This week we will really dial into them so we can sense peace and certainty for our lives today and for the future.
September 23, 2018 • Michael Larson
After discussing the importance of belief in miracles for the first three weeks of the series, Miracles?, we have grown to understand that there can be there can be no faith, no Christian hope, no Christianity apart from a robust belief in a personal, supernatural, interventionist God at its center. But even with that belief, sometimes we find ourselves in the midst of waiting for that miracle we want. What does it look like to see a miracle come after waiting? What does it look like to discover a miracle in the waiting? When we are waiting and hoping for that miracle, how do we wait well?