What's in a Name?

No Other Name

The disciples were not men of influence, power, wealth, or education. Still, eleven of the twelve went on to change the world. How was this possible? Their enemies recognized the answer . . . they had been with Jesus, and He had changed them. Join us for the final installment of What’s in a Name? where we learn the only name that will ever matter and why that name is everything we need. Passage: Acts 3-4 Principle: When it is…

You Can Call Me Abe

Abram and Sarai set out for an unknown destination and after a lifetime of wondering, found themselves and God’s purpose for their lives. The process of discovering our identity in Christ is a life-long pursuit that requires faith in God through all the challenges of life. Join us for week 6 of What’s in a Name as we discuss God’s purpose for our lives.  Passage: Genesis 17 Principle: Process: God does in you what He wants to do through you. Caution: Delays in God’s promise never justify detours from God’s plan Outcome: The image…

You Can Call Me Jake

Jacob spent most of his life fighting to get what he felt was rightfully his. Then, one night, he met a foe he couldn’t defeat. Jacob’s wrestling match with God left him with a limp and a new name. Developing a durable faith requires us to engage in the tough battles. Through the intimacy and struggles that come with wrestling God in the discipleship process, we will also leave with a limp and a better understanding of our true identity in Jesus. Passage: Genesis 32 Daily Readings: This week we continue reading through the book of Isaiah.…

You Can Call Me Dan

Daniel and his three friends (Rack, Shack, and Benny) were removed from their homes and made to live as exiles in a foreign land. Their names were changed but their commitment to God remained steadfast, and as a result they changed the nation that set out to change them. Join us for week 4 of What’s in a Name as we discuss our commitment to be a church that is for Christ, for the city, for good.  Passage: Daniel 1-6 Principle: Effect change where you can. (Daniel 1) Three things…

You Can Call Me Rocky

Jesus changed Simon’s name to Peter based on his declaration about Jesus’ true identity. In doing so, Jesus not only revealed Peter’s true identity but the identity of every person who would become a part of the Jesus movement. The Church is not a building, but a body; not a meeting, but a movement, not an organization, but an organism. Join us for week 3 of What’s in a Name as we consider what it means to be the church.…

Love Names

Regardless of the name we use, God’s people are to be known by one defining characteristic: Love. That love is not defined by Hollywood or Nashville, it is defined by Jesus on the cross. Join us for week two of What’s in a Name as consider what it means that God’s banner over us is love. Passage: Song of Solomon 2 John 13:34-35 Principle: His love defines us (John 3:16; John 19:18-19; Romans 5:8) His love identifies us (John 13:34-35;…

Who He Says I Am

The name you were given at birth may or may not be an accurate description of who you are. Your identity as a human depends on more than what is written on your birth certificate. Your character, experiences, hopes, and hurts, like fingerprints, are unique to you. And beyond the uniqueness of your story, is a unique design and purpose crafted by God. What is true of individuals is true of churches. God does not recognize a church based on…