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Obedient One

We are in the midst of a series on the book of Ephesians. The idea behind the series is that followers of Christ are labeled. They are called __ One. This week’s message focuses on obedience. Jesus’s teaching was actually progressive, leading people toward equality. Read Ephesians 6:5-9 on YouVersion or on page 817 in the Bibles we provide.

A Whale of a Tale

Our summer series is, “ The New Old Testament - Famous stories like you’ve never heard them before.” This week we’ll take a look at the story of Jonah. The story isn’t really about a whale.  Read today's verses from Jonah 1-4  on YouVersion or on page 645 in the Bibles we provide.

Around the Bend

It's that time of year again. The family is going back home, the leftovers are getting old, and somebody has to do something with that tree.  This is also the time when people reflect back on the past year--the ups, the downs, and the wish I could do-overs.  We’re looking forward to what is to come.  Join us as we see what the Bible has to say about the things we leave behind us, and the things just around the bend. Read today's verses from the book of Philippians 3:4-14 on YouVersion or on page 819  in the Bibles we provide.

Why do Christians judge people?

“Judge not lest ye be judged” - isn’t that what Jesus said?  If that is the case, then why are Christians so quick to judge everyone who doesn’t fit into their cookie-cutter church lifestyle?  What if we totally misunderstood what Jesus meant when he said those words? Read today's verses from the book of Matthew 7:1-6 on YouVersion or on page 679 in the Bibles we provide.

Livin' On a Prayer

Let’s admit it, prayer is a little weird. I close my eyes and tell God what I want, and then wait to see if he’ll do anything about it.  I know that sometimes God says “no,” but is that because I don’t believe enough?  Isn’t he required to say “yes" to some things, such as, “What should I do with my life?” How does prayer fit into my confusing and doubt-riddled life? Read today's verses from the book of James 1:5-11 on YouVersion or on page 847 in the Bibles we provide.

Just Do It

The worlds main criticism of Christians is hypocrisy. Seeing Christians as a bunch of legalistic rule-followers is a close second.  How strange that the commands of scripture, whether kept perfectly or totally disregarded, seem to get Christians in trouble.  Sure, the Bible is not simply a list of rules, but what are we to do with the commands of Scripture?  Hear what James has to say about obediencebesides Just Do It.  Read today's verses from the book of James 1:19-27 on YouVersion or on page  847 in the Bibles we provide.

Why Celebrate Communion?

Whether they drink wine or grape juice, eat wafers or crackers, sit, stand or kneel, Christians around the world all have one good reason to celebrate communion. Read today's verses from Acts 2:24 on YouVersion or on page 759 in the Bibles we provide.

Way to Go

Maybe "bringing it" this year sounds scary because you have too much hurt and too many disadvantages stacked against you. The good news is that God has something awesome for you and you have plenty to bring Him. Read today's verses from Matthew 5:3-10 on YouVersion or on page 677 in the Bibles we provide.

Generous With Contentment

Who doesn’t worry about how to get ahead? We all want a better life, for our families to be more comfortable, and for people to think highly of us. With all the pressure we put on ourselves, how are we ever supposed to be content? Jesus gives us incredible permission to embrace contentment in a high pressure society.

Adopted

We love to celebrate diversity in the family of God. Take a quick look around on a Sunday morning and you'll notice people from all different backgrounds, ethnicities, and political views. No matter how different everyone in this family appears, we each have something very special in common; we were adopted. Read today's verses from Romans 8:14-17 on YouVersion or in the Bibles we provide.

A Right Perspective of Ambition

Ambition is one of our culture's highest values. But what if our drive to get ahead prevents us from getting it right? Read today's verses from Philippians 3:4-14 on YouVersion or in one of the Bibles we provide.

The Lord is My Shepherd

Psalm 23 is one of the most well-known prayers in the Bible, but have we become inoculated to its meaning? Join us at 9:30 and 11 a.m. to take a fresh look at a picture of God surrounding his people in all of life's circumstances. Read today's verses from Psalm 23 on YouVersion or on page 377 in one of the Bibles we provide.