Message from Mike Thomas
Romans 13:1-7 Submission to earthly authority is an expression of submission to God. [Chris Armfield]
Loving others is not always easy. This week, from Romans 12:9-21 we see how we can love those that seem so unlovable in our lives. [Bo Ayers]
Romans 12:1-8 We discover in this conversation that thinking rightly about yourself will give you confidence without deceit. [Mike Thomas]
Romans 11 For many, the most important question about faith is, does it work? The apostle Paul was in haste to make it practical. Paul passes to dance to the truth of the gospel. In so doing, we see that sound doctrine begins and ends with doxology. [Mike Thomas]
Romans 10 God's end of salvation goes through means of God's people's proclamation. [Chris Armfield]
Romans 9 The mystery of God's election is demonstrated in the proclamation of His love to the world. [Chris Armfield]
Romans 8:28-30 We can be assured that God is sovereignly working in us for His glory and for our salvation. [Mike Thomas]
Romans 8:26-27 The Holy Spirit is praying for us even when you don't know what you're supposed to be praying for. [Mike Thomas]
2 Corinthians 5:20-21 If you are in Christ you are the representation of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world wherever you are. [Chris Armfield]
2 Corinthians 5:16-19 God did what we could not do, so we can do for others what He has done for us. [Chris Armfield]
Luke 9:23 The incarnation is the kindness of God on display and an invitation to follow Him. [Chris Armfield]
Philippians 3:3-11 God's want for us is not contingent on our want for Him. [Chris Armfield]
A message of HOPE from Easter Sunday [Chris Armfield]
Romans 8:18-25 The sustainability of our hope is determined by its placement. Where are you placing your hope? [Chris Armfield]
Romans 8:12-17 We are adopted as sons and daughters because of the work of the Holy Spirit. The ramifications of this transaction cannot be overstated. [Chris Armfield]
Romans 8:1-11 Is my salvation that happened in the past in jeopardy of being lost in the future because of my present condition? [Chris Armfield]
Romans 7:1-25 If God is a God of second chances we would never find peace with him through our works. God is a God who gave us peace through the second Adam. [Chris Armfield]
Romans 6:15-23 Because of Christ we no longer have to sin because we have a new slave master who leads us into freedom unto righteousness. [Chris Armfield]
Romans 6:1-14 The presence of temptation does not mean you have to submit to be a prisoner of sin. [Chris Armfield]
Romans 5:12-21 In this message we will discuss the two forces that are fighting for our souls. Will you live in guilt or grace? (Mike Thomas)
Romans 5:1-5 There is a hope that we can rejoice in no matter what circumstance we find ourselves in. This hope is JESUS. (Chris Armfield)
Romans 4:1-5:1 Peace with God is possible through Christ alone by grace alone.
Romans 3:1-31 Justification means we are loved by God as though we have only loved Him in return.
Romans 2 The kindness of God changes our minds and the changed mind leads to a changed life.
Romans 1:18 -32 When we choose to suppress truths about God, it leads to a life against God.
Romans 1:1-17 What lens are you viewing yourself, others and your circumstances through? In this first conversation in our series LIBERATE, we will discover His saving and sustaining grace.
Hebrew 4:1-13 We know that fear in general isn't good. However, certain "fears" are encouraged as right response in scripture. This message considers the proper place for fear.
John 10, 17, & Revelation 7 - In Christ, Eden is reinstated and glory to come is experienced through Sabbath.
Exodus 20 Rest is the key to all things upward and outward, which God uses to do His work inward, in us.
Genesis 1:31-2:3 What was God doing when He "rested" and what does it mean for us?
Galatians 4:4-6 Justification cleared the way for our adoption. Jesus now presents us to His Father as true sons and daughters.
2 Samuel 23 - 1 Kings 2 In the life of David, Forgiveness from God preceded repentance towards God.
2 Samuel 21:15-22 When everything is stripped away in your life who you are will be revealed. In this message we see underneath everything in David's life and discover his identity was founded on the Rock.
2 Samuel 19:1-21:14 Have you ever wondered why "storms" are sent your way? One of the reasons is for you to receive the grace you need; these storms bring you where grace is needed to be dispensed.
Jesus does not abandon us to the consequences of our sins, nor does He remove them; He carries us through them.
2 Samuel 11-12
2 Samuel 1-10
1 Samuel 21-31 Reputations are based on what people say about you. Character is what's true of you. Deciding to focus on reputation over character can have tragic consequences. Which attitude is shaping you?
1 Samuel 18-20 Everyone lives for a kingdom. Either we live for God's Kindgom or we live for other competing kingdoms. Which kingdom are you living for?
1 Samuel 17:1-58 What is shaping your outlook on life, approval of God or approval of man? Your answer makes a big difference.
Spoken word by Darelle Dove
1 Samuel 16:1-23 God used changing circumstances to make changes in people, which He would later bring through people.
John 13 Loving and leading others is not dependent on what you can offer them; it's about what God wants to offer Himself through you.
Hebrews 10:19-25 Do you approach relationships for what you can get or what you can give? The Gospel leads us to consider others at all times.
In this message and time together as a community we are encouraged and invited to respond transparently to God and others.
Psalm 27 In this teaching we will see from the life of David what it looks like to trust in an unchanging God in the midst of changing circumstances.
Psalm 8 Where are you looking for identity? In this message we see looking out on creation shows us our place in creation.
Psalm 13 If your beliefs are contingent on your circumstances, your life will be marked by unbelief.
Psalm 7 Do you feel restless? Where do you seek comfort in those times? In this message we see that all that we need we already have in Christ.
As we learn about how we should labor for God in Psalm 15, we realize that although nothing can be done to earn God's favor, everything should be done in response to His grace.
Psalm 42-43 Have you ever had a dark night of the soul? We all have through trials and we will again. This message helps you navigate the darkness and the desire to be in the light.
Psalm 5 Where do you look for calm in the midst of crisis? In this message, David demonstrates a prayer which leads to peace.
In Psalm 16, David trusts the God of his eternal care for his daily needs and praises Him for perfect joy and eternal pleasures.
Psalm 4 What do you lean on when you are restless? We will only find rest when we rest in God. However, God invites us to bring our restless hearts to Him.
Psalm 51. In our new series TRANSPARENCY, we discuss what a true biblical apology look like. We see that David sets the standard for what rising out of sin looks like before God.
Hebrews 2:14-18; 4:14-16 Jesus was made like us and He was tempted like us yet without sin. Now He helps us not sin as we face temptation.
Hebrews 2:9-10 For all of creation to one day proclaim "holy holy holy", Jesus had to be made perfect through suffering.
During our time together,we looked back at our conversation through Ephesians, The Normal Life. We remembered all things theological, practical, spiritual, and doxological. We also had a moment to celebrate mothers and heard a thoughtful consideration of the varied experiences women go through. Along with this unique response and our look back through Ephesians, we concluded our study with a communal response.
Ephesians 6:10-20 There is invisible war going on each moment of life, are you prepared?
Ephesians 6:1-9 A lack of submission, obedience, and honor to others is a reflection of a lack of submission, obedience, and honor to Christ.
Ephesians 5:18-33. In this message, Chris explains submission to Christ leads us to submit to others. We then interview a panel of seasoned, married couples about the practicals of submission in marriage.
Ephesians 5:1-21 The standard of living for a follower is the same as Christ's life. How can this be and how can this happen?
1 Peter 1:3-7 The death and resurrection of Jesus is God's response to your sin and the separation that marks your life. What is your life "marked" by?
Ephesians 4:3-16 In this message, Paul reveals that right living leads to unity. The Normal Life is a life of unity.
Ephesians 4:1-3 In this message we see that The Normal Life leads to a response. Paul begins to urge the Ephesians to walk with humility and gentleness in response to what they believe about God.
Ephesians 3:14-21 In this message, we discover the keys to comprehending the Love of God.
Ephesians 3:1-13 Everywhere you go, grace goes. You have become a steward of grace, by grace.
Ephesians 2:11-22 Is reconciliation with God possible? If so, how does this peace effect my relationships with others? In this message we discover that peace with God brings peace with man.
Ephesians 2:1-10. In this message we learn how being in Christ moves us from death to life which is a process that He leads us through and makes us His masterpiece.
Ephesians 1:15-23 In this message Paul prays that Ephesus might know and see that they, the church, are the fullness of Jesus to the world.
In this short message, we revisit Ephesians 1:3-14 for the purpose of response. This served as the primer of our first communion as a community.
Ephesians 1:3-14 In this passage, Paul begins to explain how the Normal Life is only possible IN Christ.
Ephesians 1:1-2 As Paul writes to the Ephesians he helps them see that Jesus can alter any past no matter how rebellious or bruised it may be. Jesus lived the most normal life and makes the normal life possible for us as well.
Luke 9, Matthew 28. Jesus didn't come to make believers, he came to make disciples who are marked by making disciples. This is what following Jesus looked and looks like.
Matthew 17:1-8 God our Father only speaks twice during Jesus' earthly life. What He saw and said provides massive insight for our lives. In this message we will examine His words.
Jonah 3. In light of the devastating events that took place on December 14th, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut, this message provides a biblical lens for processing and responding to tragedy.
Matthew 5:10-12. Is persecution part of the Christian life? "Yes" Have I ever faced persecution? "Maybe." In this message we see that persecution is just as much a sign of following God as peacemaking.
Matthew 5:9. Do you have peace with God? How about peace in your relationships with others? You are meant to experience and extend peace. The message will help you understand how.
Philippians 4:3-13. True thankfulness is not dependent on the chances and changes of life, which are fleeting. Living a thankful life is possible. This will be true for us when our focus is on the forever instead of the fleeting.
Romans 1:20-22. Usually thankfulness is measured by our wants and needs being met. The working equation is, if my wants and needs are met then I'm thankful. However, in Christ every need we could ever have has been met. So why is my life marked by unthankfulness at times?
Matthew 5:8 Have you ever thought about seeing God? Jesus said the "pure in heart" will. What has to happen for my heart to become pure? And is purity even possible?
Matthew 5:7 We need mercy. Jesus provided mercy so we might receive and dispense it. Mercy requires movement.
Matthew 5:6 Can you say that you need God like a starving person needs food? Jesus teaches that unless you are as desperate for God like a man dying of hunger, you will never be satisfied.
Matthew 5:5 Jesus was the most meek man in history yet meekness is often seen as a negative quality. How can this be? In this message we will uncover what Jesus meant when he said, "Blessed are the meek..." Meekness is a response to the attitudes and actions of others, controlled by God.
This is a poetic version of a testimony (spoken word) that Darelle performed live at City Lights
Matthew 5:1-4 How can I know if I've embraced my brokenness? And if I embrace my brokenness, how does God make it beautiful? In this message Jesus redefines what a "blessing" is and shows us how to think and feel and about our brokenness.
Each one of us at some point or another have wondered if the pain, insecurity or fears we have felt are connected to a larger issue. The answer is, yes they are. Sin has so deeply broken who we are that no quick fix will make us whole. In this message we discover the way to wholeness is embracing our brokenness with God.