Whether you are married, engaged, dating, or single, it does not change the fact that you have been designed for intimacy. It also does not change the fact that intimacy can be slippery: here one moment and gone the next. Yet, intimacy in our human relationships and in our relationship with God is something that we can fight for and grow. Pastor Stephen speaks about holding on to the intimacy in your relationships in this week's Sunday morning message.
Regularly partaking in healthy community is important. It has great power to encourage and equip us. It is what we are called to--even when things may be difficult. In this, the final message in "The Power of Routine," Rev. Eva Ziehl shares.
What would change if we took it upon ourselves to approach our fellow believers with an attitude of serving one another in love? What if church was more about what we could give than what we get out of it? What if we had the humility to put others before ourselves?
Pastor Stephen shares about the example of Jesus in this third part of his series, "The Power of Routine."
One of the most powerful of all Christian faith routines, praying persistently is also one that most of us find challenging. What about prayers that seem like they are not even being answered? In this heartfelt continuation of our series, The Power of Routine, Pastor Stephen guides us through the importance of being people who pray persistently.
Routine sounds boring; however, routine is a powerful tool for growth. This year, why not put into place routines that will aid in your development of a close relationship with Jesus?
In this week's message, Pastor Stephen speaks on the importance of daily Bible reading. With all that is going on in the world and the many messages that we receive each day that run contrary to God's plan for our lives, reading our Bibles is as important now as it has ever been!
At some point in your life, you're going to face a situation that requires a difficult choice to be made. For followers of Jesus, God offers you guidance. It may seem like God doesn't show up to help when you compare your life to the lives of the people in the Christmas story who received angelic visitations, but he is at work in your life right now! Pastor Stephen continues his Christmas series in this week's Sunday morning message.
Sometimes you may wonder if God still shows up to people. Especially around the Christmas season, you are bound to hear many Bible stories about angelic visitors. In this message, Pastor Stephen points out that God is still showing up, but sometimes he shows up to tell you that he wants to work through you in someone else's life. The story of Mary, the mother of Jesus, shows us how God sometimes shows up to help us help others.
It may be that you try really hard to be a good person--to live how God says you should in the Bible. The problem is, you're destined to fail. Maybe not today, or maybe not even in any "big" ways...but you're going to fail somehow. Thing is: Jesus is greater than all your effort, and you need his help if you're going to live in a way that truly fufills your potential. In this Sunday morning message, Pastor Stephen concludes his series on the book of Hebrews.