Disturb Us, Lord
October 10, 2021
This week we conclude our current series about firsthand faith with a look at how God uses disturbances in our lives to move us to action that will make a difference. In preparation, meditate over Matthew 24:34-56, Ephesians 2:8-10, and the story of Jonah.
October 3, 2021
This week we are talking about doubt. Every Christian has them, but many feel guilty for them and try to hide them, leaving them unaddressed. This week we will be looking that famous story about “Doubting” Thomas in John 20 and discuss healthy ways to address our doubts.
September 26, 2021 • Pastor Seth Amerine
This week we are talking about change. God means to transform us. This is not an overnight process as many of us wish it could but - but rather a lifelong journey. It is not a performance - but rather has to start on the inside. Read Romans 12:2 and consider what it means to "be transformed by the renewal of your mind".
Desperate to be Known
September 19, 2021 • Pastor Seth Amerine
Frederick Buechner is quoted as saying, “What we hunger for perhaps more than anything else is to be known in our full humanness, and yet that is often just what we also fear more than anything else.” This week we examine the tension between our desire to be known and our fear of being found out. We are going to talk about sin and the essential nature of getting those sins out in the open. See Genesis 2:25; 3:7, 1 John 1:9; James 5:16.
The Divine Gift of Emptiness
September 12, 2021
This week we pick up where Adam left off in our series called "Firsthand". If you are reading the book, we will be covering chapters 2 and 5. Consider your faith - does it bring you the peace and fulfillment that it promises or does it leave you feeling empty? Why do you think that is, and how does it relate to firsthand and secondhand faith? The scriptures we will be using are Exodus 5:22-23; Psalm 23:5; Jeremiah 9:23-24; Matthew 15:3; 2 Timothy 1:5.
September 5, 2021 • Adam Haganman
This week we begin a new series based off the book “firsthand” by Ryan and Josh Shook. We will begin to ask questions about what faith is, how we come by it, and who or where are we placing our faith. Scripture helps begin this discussion in places like Hebrew 11:1, Matthew 17:20, and Romans 1:11.