Hope Beyond My Weakness
May 7, 2017 • Pastor Bill West
We live in a world where those who are strong and powerful are admired, envied and sought after. Those who are weak and ineffective are overlooked, marginalized and even ignored. Even in the church, we seem to hold up those who have those traits and overlook those who do not. Paul teaches us that our strength actually comes when we are weak because God’s grace is made perfect in our weaknesses. We, therefore, should boast about our weakness, not our strengths.
Hope Beyond Suffering
April 30, 2017 • Pastor Bill West
Life is tough for everyone. All of us face tough times in our lives and all of us suffer in this world. The real question is not why does suffering come but rather what will we do when it does? Why do some people grow bitter when they suffer and others grow better? We'll see that real hope brings meaning and purpose in our suffering as it can get us to focus on what truly matters in this world and in the world to come
Hope Beyond Failure
April 23, 2017 • Pastor Bill West
Peter had proclaimed his loyalty to Jesus in front of everyone during the Passover meal: “I will lay down my life for you.” He really thought he would, but he failed and did exactly what Jesus said he would do and the thing he promised he would never do. We have all made promises we intended to keep but failed when we thought we would succeed. But there is Hope Beyond our Failures through Jesus Christ.
Hope Beyond Death
Easter Sunday • April 16, 2017 • Pastor Bill West
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;” (John 11:25) We'll explore the story of Lazarus and his sisters. Jesus said “I AM the Resurrection and the Life”. The Resurrection is not just an event it’s also a Person!