Philippians 3:12-21 • December 27, 2020 • Pastor Gabe Moreno
In every great story of fiction, we find a few key characters: there’s always a hero trying to head home, and there are always characters trying to help or hinder the hero. In the same way, our own choices can either help or hinder our journeys forward. Reliving the past makes us our own worst enemies––it keeps us stuck, often in shame or regret, and unable to progress! As 2020 winds down, if we look ahead and keep our eyes fixed on the one who holds our futures, we can move forward without anxiety. And that’s the journey we want to get going on, together as a family of faith!
2 Corinthians 9:6-15 • November 29, 2020 • Pastor Gabe Moreno
It’s a funny law of the universe––as we thank God for what we have, we naturally start to become less greedy and more generous. Thanksgiving isn’t just a holiday we celebrate in the United States, it’s a way of life and the “antidote” to some of our deepest issues! As we study Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 9 together, we’ll find the key to our own cheerfulness and our generosity to others lies in the same place: a life of gratitude.
Wind and Water
Psalm 1 • March 8, 2020 • Gabe Moreno
We call them “storms” for a reason –– difficult seasons of life shake us up and rock us to our core. Ultimately, suffering has one of two effects for each of us: to break us down, or to grow us up, and we get to choose which outcome is ours. Join us for a special message about how to weather the storms of life...and come out the other side, not uprooted, but rooted more deeply than ever before in what’s truly good for us.
Matthew 11-25-30 • December 29, 2019 • Gabe Moreno
We’ve all heard the phrase “...put yourself in their shoes…”. While this may speak to the wisdom needed in waiting to make a judgement on a person’s character, it is also a commitment to consider the many potential burdens a person may be carrying in a given season. Jesus offers His strength and grace when it comes to lifting heavy burdens; instead of pointing out our many weaknesses. Our response is to bring all burdens to His feet and follow where He chooses to lead us.
The Work Of Ministry
Romans 15:14-21 • November 10, 2019 • Daniel Fusco
We are all called and empowered by Jesus to be a part of His transformational work in this world. As we always say, “Transformed people transform people.” As Jesus is transforming us, He invites us to partner with Him to help others know Him and be transformed. This process is called the “work of ministry” and we will be exploring that together today.
Psalm 133:1 • November 3, 2019 • Bill Ritchie
It seems like the whole world is fracturing. Look at our own nation. Whether it’s about homelessness, guns, violence, healthcare, or a host of other issues, we are far more divided than united, and it’s not getting any better. Is it just possible God has a better way, that he designed us for more?
Luke 9:51-54 • October 27, 2019 • Gabe Moreno
Love is what we all want most - none of us will argue with that. Whether we’re looking for someone else’s love, wishing we knew how to love ourselves better, or longing for a deeper experience of God’s love, our lives revolve around love in so many ways. At the same time, we don’t always have a clear picture of what love should be like, or how we can find satisfaction for the deepest desires we encounter in life. So join us this Sunday for a message all about love, as we redefine our understanding with the best definition of love out there: God’s.
Truth Plus Love
Ephesians 4:15 • September 1, 2019 • Matt Brown
Imagine what our world might look like if Christians became known for remarkable love, as well as life-giving truth. In our rush to speak truth to today’s cultural issues, it’s all too easy for us to focus on proving our points rather than extending God’s grace. But when we seek only to love but never proclaim a better way, we short-circuit God’s plan. As followers of Jesus, we need to be known for both truth and love. Join us this Sunday as we learn how to influence the world the way Jesus would.
The End From The Beginnging
Hebrews 12:1-3 • June 2, 2019 • Gabe Moreno
So often, we want the benefits of our long-term goals...but we give into short-term appetites instead. We try to satisfy ourselves with things that bring instant gratification, and we give up too easily on what we’re really hoping for. But as we follow Jesus, the hard work we put in in the middle of our stories is the launchpad for the joy God promises us in the end. Join us this Sunday as we learn about the key to resting in our future joy in the here and now, no matter what’s going on.
1 Peter 4:7-19 • May 19, 2019 • Bill Ritchie
How do we really experience peace when so often it seems like the whole world is falling apart? When we’re filled with longing for things to change in our circumstances or relationships, how do we find contentment? If you’ve looked everywhere for peace and security and it still seems out of reach, don’t miss this week’s message! Join us as we learn from the Apostle Peter how to unlock the peace we’ve all been waiting for.
When Faith Fails
Jude 22 • March 17, 2019 • Dominic Done
Doubt -- we don’t like to talk about it. But like it or not, life can throw our faith into confusion. Maybe it’s overwhelming grief at the loss of a loved one, the seeming discrepancies between science and the Bible or hurt at the hands of the church...Whatever it is, whenever we don’t know what God is doing in our lives, it’s hard. But there’s a beautiful secret to doubt -- it can actually be the key to greater intimacy with Jesus if we allow our questions to lead us back to him. Join us this Sunday as we seek God in the midst of doubt, together!
Lost and Found
March 3, 2019 • Gabe Moreno
They say the pain of losing $20 is more severe than the joy of having it in your pocket. All of us know what it feels like to lose something and how sweet it is to recover what was once lost. When it came to relationships, Jesus prioritized recovering and restoring what was once lost. Join us as we look closely at the purpose of separation and the joy of restoration as we study the parable of the prodigal son.
May 30, 2018 • Gabe Moreno
For many of us, life feels like we’re traveling over the speed limit on a long stretch of Highway with no end in sight. For too long we have believed the wrong things about how to have a meaning filled life. In his letter to the Philippians, the Apostle Paul outlines how to get an A+ on the assignment of life. Join us Wednesday night as we uncover what Jesus desires for each and everyone of us on this journey.
From Doubt to Faith
May 20, 2018 • Robert Furrow
Doubt is part of our human story. And at points in our life, most of us even doubt God. But there's good news in John 20 for anyone who doubts! Jesus gives us everything we need to bridge us from doubt to faith. So join us for this week's message, as we learn what it means to have faith in a God we can't see.
April 29, 2018
Michael’s ability to communicate visually with clay, combined with Pam’s musical gifts, create a powerful narrative illustrated by touching stories that range from hilarious to deeply emotional. Anyone who has experienced brokenness in their life will identify with this presentation.
April 4, 2018 • Ryan Hurley
"Cause I got to have faith" was the chorus to George Michael's song Faith playing all over the radio in 1987. Nothing could be closer to the truth for God's people today. Everyday, we exercise faith without even realizing it. Faith that oncoming drivers stay in their lane, faith that the food we're about to eat is not poisoned, and so on. Yet, if we're honest with ourselves we often fail to have faith in God when things don't according to our plans. Our starting point with God is faith. It is basis of our relationship with God and the path to pleasing God. Join me Wednesday night as we explore the importance of faith in transforming our experience with God.
The Art of the Wait
March 7, 2018 • Dan Ewing
Much of our lives are spent waiting for God to change our circumstances. Whether it’s “typical” waiting--heavy traffic, hunting for a new job, longing for a spouse--or the seasons when you encounter incomprehensible stress or painful grief. How do we maintain hope in God when we see no resolution to our suffering? Join us this Wednesday to learn how to trust Jesus even in the midst of our instant-gratification culture.
Who Are You, Really?
March 4, 2018 • Bill Ritchie
What defines you? For many, it's not something that has an easy answer. Our life choices are driven by the news, our families, or whatever promises the most success in our jobs and hobbies. But are these choices delivering the life we really want? Or are we making decisions based on a false reality and coming up empty? To find the person we were created to be, we need to make decisions based on truth, but how do we know what’s really true? Join us Sunday...you will be surprised to find out what truth really looks like in today's world.
October 8, 2017 • Bill Ritchie
Today we live in paradox: we are more connected than we’ve ever been, but we’re lonelier than we’ve ever been - all at the same time. God built us for relationship, but he designed us for a whole lot more than the connections we find on Facebook or Snapchat. Thankfully, one of the Bible’s relationship experts, Barnabas, has a lot to teach us about what real connection looks like. And there’s no better way to learn about connection than together with your family of faith, so come join us!
All You Need Is Faith
October 9, 2016 • Robert Furrow
Faith is believing what God says enough to do it! The more we know the word of God, the more we will know what is ours to receive by faith in Christ. If you want to reclaim your faith, join us this weekend for a riveting message on doing just that!
Big News for the Broken-Hearted
August 14, 2016 • Dr. Luis Palau
If there is one thing that we consistently hear and see in Scripture is that God has a heart for the downtrodden and discouraged. Join us this weekend as we examine some really big news pertaining to those who find themselves in this category of “broken-hearted.”