In a world looking for hope, looking for peace, and looking for life we find all that and more when we SEE Jesus. So many distractions cause us to miss out on who he really is and how he helps us to SEE each day filled with God and opportunities to SEE others through new eyes. Come as we look for Jesus and find that he's been with us all along.
It's simple really, to follow Christ. We are asked to give... we are asked to pray... and we are asked to trust. But as humans, we tend to over complicate matters. What if it really could just be that simple?
Join us for three weeks as we explore, through the Sermon on the Mount, what it looks like to have a Simple Faith.
Jesus came to earth and changed the script, even flipping a few tables in the process. He came to save us but also to show us how to live. Ruining hate, murder, adultery, divorce, oaths and revenge, He showed us instead how to live out our love for Him and for others. Join us, as we learn about how Jesus came and ruined a lot of preconceived notions we often hold to this day about sin, hate and what it really means to love God and love others.
The Kingdom of Heaven is Upside Down. It’s authority doesn’t come from having power over others (though it could), but instead comes from having power under others. The First will come Last. The Servants will be the Greatest. The Humbled will be Exalted. Those who are persecuted will rejoice. The Kingdom will be given to the meek and poor in Spirit. As children of the Light, we are called to live as part of this Upside Down Kingdom.
Tired of playing it safe? What are you missing out on? You probably play it safe in a variety of areas of your life, but safe doesn’t mean best. A life with God doesn’t necessarily mean safety but it will give you immeasurably more. Don’t be stuck, take a step. Don’t settle, want more.
Join us for a series about the Ten Commandments. Not for a list of commands that have us living in bondage, but a list of commands that show us a path to freedom! These commands were written to shape our hearts in how we interact with God and others. Looking at the Commandments through freedom's lens will give us a brand new perspective on how to follow God's will for our lives and how to shape our heart for Him.
You know what they say, "You can never really know someone until you walk a mile in their shoes." We are starting a series in March where we will take a look at what it would have been like to walk in the shoes of some of the people who knew Jesus. This series will give us a chance to not only learn more about the people Jesus met and ministered too but also to learn more about Jesus, himself.
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.