I Love The 80s
Nothing says the 80s better than a pair of neon leg-warmers, crazy big hair and a pile of gameboy games. But what do the 80s and North Terrace have in common? Join us July 23 - August 13 for this series, to find out what the decade of glitz and glam can teach us about our walk with Christ. We’ll throw a few flashbacks in there for you too.
The Bible tells us that David was a Man after God's own heart. But before David could ever become king or be used by God as part of Jesus' family line, God pursued David's heart. He chose David despite David's sins and shortcomings. Just like God chose David, He chooses us. He actively pursues our hearts and longs for a relationship with us. Join us as we learn more about the relationship God wants with us as we learn about the relationship He pursued with David.
Scripture tells us that we are fearfully and wonderfully made by a masterful creator. As men and women, we are designed in the image and likeness of our heavenly Father. However, we often struggle with understanding and accepting this aspect of our identity, which can lead to tension within ourselves and with each other. How can we find hope, freedom, confidence and strength in God's design and truly embrace our identities as men, as women, and ultimately as children of God?
FAQ Week Five | Did Jesus Rise From the Dead?
FAQ Week Four | Did Jesus Live a Sinless Life?
FAQ Week Three | Did Jesus Claim to be God?
FAQ Week Two | Was Jesus a Real Person?
FAQ Week One | Is the Bible Really True?
- Ankerberg, John and Burroughs, Dillon. Taking a Stand for the Bible: Today’s Leading Experts Answer Critical Questions About God’s Word. Euguene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 2009.
- Craig, William Lane. Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1994.
- McDowell, Josh. A Ready Defense. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1992.
- McDowell, Josh and Sterrett, Dave. Is the Bible True . . . Really?: A Dialogue on Skepticism, Evidence, and Truth. Chicago, IL: Moody, 2011.
- Poling, Judson. How Reliable is the Bible? Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2003.
- Strobel, Lee. The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1998.
- Unger, Merrill F. The New Unger’s Bible Handbook. Chicago, IL: Moody, 2005.
- "Is the Bible Reliable?: Building the Historical Case" - TrueU Series (Available June 2011)
Confessions Week Four | My Family Is Far From Perfect
Confessions Week Three | I Don't Want To Be Associated With All Christians
Confessions Week Two | I Doubt God Sometimes
Confessions Week One | I'm In Over My Head
One of things we love most about Christmas is the music because it reminds us that there is something unique about this time of year. When the Bible tells the Christmas story, there are a few particular people who respond in song at what God has done and each of their songs helps us discover something significant about the coming of this Child. In this series, The Original Christmas Playlist, we will take a closer look at some of these sacred songs and what they have to teach us about the very first Christmas and it’s place in the bigger story.
When your vision is clear, there's always more to see. Things once unnoticed and unseen suddenly become evident, and things once unimaginable and unreachable become possible. God has a vision for His Kingdom, and we get to be a part of it. If you want to see more open your eyes and focus. With 20/20 vision, you can see what God has done, what He's doing and what He is revealing for the future.
When the moment comes what will you choose? Joshua was a man who chose a path that led to great things for God's people and for his own life. At key times when he came to an EITHER/OR moment he chose the route that led to God's way and it made all the difference. Each week we'll look at an opportunity we have to choose a path for our lives and what we can learn from the life of Joshua.
Jesus says, I have come so that you can live life to the full. Do you think he meant full calendars? Or something so much greater than that. Here's what we know. We will never experience the kind of life that Jesus wants to bring us, if our lives are too crowded or too busy to fully grasp it. So, this summer, we want to help you kick the bad habits, start some good ones, slow down and take a breath across #40SimpleDays.
We know that summer is time of vacations, traveling, and plans so we have also developed a way to take the series with you through our 40 Simple Days Reading Guide and the ability to watch or listen to our sermons on the go.
Do you feel stuck? Do you wonder if you have settled for less than you expected? Ever ask God, "What are you asking me to do in this situation?
When we look at a man named Elisha, we will find a man who never held back. He took risks and made decisions that the world won't understand. See what it looks like to live the "Greater Than" that God wants for us.
Every love story has a happy beginning. You meet the one, the question is asked, someone says yes, and you walk down an aisle. And then in a blink, the cake has been eaten, the dance floors empties, the honeymoon is over. The dress went into a box and the photos into an album. The fairy tale is over and real life begins. So what does it look like to live happily, even after? Using the book of Ruth as our guide, we will learn that God has a plan for our love lives if we are bold enough to follow.
Our relationships make us who we are. I'm with her. He's with me. We're with them. While our accomplishments matter, it's our connections that shape our identity. Who are you with? Join us for this four-week series as we take a look at relationships and God's promise to always be with us.
Our Christmas series, Under The Tree, takes a look at the gifts given to Christ at his birth: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. Together we will discover what these gifts symbolize. The series will culminate with our Christmas Eve service: All Is Bright, where we will bring our gifts to Him.
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We want to give them direction, equip them to face challenges, encourage them to take risks, and empower them to succeed.