God of Our City
April 5, 2020 • Chris Rattay
When we are faced with suffering, it is hard to reconcile the current pain with a God who loves us. But even if it lasts our entire lives, there is redemption in the pain. So take heart. Because this momentary life we live on earth is nothing compared to the wonders and glories and goodness that we will experience with Jesus.
Nothing More Liberating
March 29, 2020 • Chris Rattay
“I felt in my Spirit this week that we needed to take a pause in addressing the big issues of this crisis. We will get back to the big issues as we’re going to be in this for a while. Today though, we’re going to address what is arguably the most important practice the most important practical aspect of our faith; it is the foundation that everything is built on, the pillar that our daily lives rest on. And that is forgiveness.” - Chris Rattay
When Faith Meets Barriers
March 22, 2020 • Chris Rattay
It won’t be romantic and it won't be perfect, but, when you look back at this moment you will realize that this was the catalyst for change. It will have been a future-shaping time, an identity-shifting time, a time where God was calling us to change without the distractions of the world and all to do with seeking out our identities with complete abandonment. In a time where everything is in what seems to be a never-ending transformation and change, find in the freedom He gives us to press in closer to Him.
March 15, 2020 • Chris Rattay
In a time like this, we all want to understand God. Where is God? What is He about? And we need to remind ourselves that God never promised to take away suffering. But He promised to be with us in suffering and to redeem our suffering for the greater good. This is the foundation of Christianity.
Hospitality: Welcoming Others to See Their Worth
March 8, 2020 • Kathryn Cheng
When the word hospitality is talked about, what comes to mind? In Isaiah 56, the idea of hospitality is tied closely with righteousness, but not the righteousness we are familiar with. Listen to guest speaker, Kathryn Cheng, as she explains and expands upon the biblical concept of being hospitable and how we can grow our relationships within our community and our city through God’s hospitality and righteousness.
The Foundation to Change
March 1, 2020 • Chris Rattay
If we wait until we feel like praying, we will be left waiting. It is a constant choice of faith. Prayer should be a conscious choice to do it and an action that should be spurred on by our desire to engage with Christ. But most important is that we don’t need to be spiritual giants in order to pray. God calls us to Him as we are. Listen as Pastor Chris Rattay talks about the practicality of praying, the intimacies of prayer, and the heart truths that are revealed in the quiet moments between us and God through the act of faith of prayer.