One way to get to know Jesus better is through the Old Testament. Yep, you heard that right. In this message, Pastor Stephen speaks on the story of Jonah and how it illustrates the way that Jesus is actively seeking to draw his enemies into a loving relationship with him.
In the story of Hosea we are given a powerful picture of Jesus' inescapable love. Though we may push him away or do all kinds of things we know are wrong, Jesus' love is bigger than all of that and he has made a great sacrifice with you in mind. In this second part of Pastor Stephen's series, Better, we discover how great Jesus' love really is.
Even in the midst of the darkest moment of human history, Jesus offered a ray of hope for the future. He does the same today. In the first message in this new series called "Better," Pastor Stephen shares how Jesus is better than Adam.
Sometimes it can be amazing to hear stories about all that Jesus has done in people's lives. What's really great is that these stories are not uncommon. Why is that? It's because, no matter your situation, Jesus Changes Everything. Jesus' impact on our lives is the reason why we must be driven to obey his command to share with others what he has done. Pastor Stephen shares this message on reaching beyond ourselves and the hope we have to see our community changed by Jesus!
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!