Poured Out

So Close . . .

While Judas Iscariot is infamous for his betrayal of Jesus, he was not the only disciple that abandoned Jesus. In fact, disciples throughout history have abandoned God by worshipping idols of all kinds. Join us for the final message in the five-part series, Poured Out, as we consider how Peter and Judas both chose to worship something other than Jesus and how we often make the same choice today. Passage: John 13:21-38 Principles: Proximity to God cannot substitute for intimacy…

The Other Foot

Many people have learned by experience that it is more blessed to give than to receive. But what happens when the shoe is on the other foot and the giver is the one who stands in need? For some people, it is far more difficult to receive help than it is to give it. However, the basic teachings of Jesus demonstrate that without a willingness to receive, we have nothing to give and are hopelessly lost. In part four of…

The Seed

Jesus said the first and greatest commandment is to love God with everything we have and all that we are. That is what it means to worship. Our mission is to worship, but our worship also has a mission. As we abandon ourselves to the purposes of God, a watching world is impacted. Join us for part three of Poured Out, as we consider what Jesus meant when He said that unless a seed dies, it remains only a seed…

The Trouble With Crowds

The “herd mentality” is that phenomenon where people get swept up in the emotion of a crowd. We have all seen and maybe even experiences this. Perhaps it happened for you at a college football game or at a political rally. The herd mentality can have devastating effects like those seen in a riot or it can produce something beautiful, as it often does after a natural disaster when people rally together to help their neighbors. But what, if any,…

Empty Vessels and Stuffed Shirts

How do you show love? For some, love is best communicated through physical affection. For others, it is through gifts, or time, or acts of service, or words of affirmation. Counselors and psychologists say that the way we express love to others is also the way we hope to receive it. When asked about the most important commandment, Jesus answered, “to love the Lord your God with all of your heart and with all of your soul and with all…