What motivates you? What drives you to want to win? In the Christian life, the timeless Prodigal Son story reveals the answer followers of Christ need to answer both questions. We hope you are blessed by listening this morning! Have a great week!
Sin is serious. Failure is not final. Christ is faithful (Galatians 2:20). We can’t avoid failure and sin, but we can’t avoid the Lord either. No matter what sin or failure happens to us, Christ’s love is still more awesome than we will ever know. He is our supply, and in the grand scheme of things, is more than enough! We hope you are blessed by listening today! Have a blessed week!
Worship series notes:
Damon Holley and the Carroll Springs Quartet: “Why me Lord”
Robin Cranfll: “I lift you up.”
We are citizens of the King (Philippians 3:20). Our citizenship isn’t valid on what we know; but like Paul is valid because of our weakness and Christ’s sufficency ( 2 Corinthians 12:8-10). Weak, wounded people is who Christ through Paul asks Philippian Christians to look for (3:17). Help us to be weak Lord, so we might be strong in you. We hope this message (and the singing!)...
Like all good songs, we sometimes forget the name of the song until the chorus starts. John Wesley experiences a similar moment with Jesus in his “Aldersgate” moment. He remembered what God had always been trying to tell him. That Jesus died and rose again for Him. If Jesus is the name we have forgotten. How can we make sure we don’t forget His word? We hope this message is a blessing. Have a good week.
iPads and no rules might sound attractive to average people. They sure did when I was a teacher! Have these two things and life was made!
However, today we start a series that examines highlights in Methodist founder John Wesley’s life. Where his questions to demanding? Did they restrict freedom? In Wesley’s mind, he asked these questions for one reason: Are you really free? The Apostle Paul had an answer. Listen with us as we examine the apostle Paul’s answer in a message titled “Real...
One of the hardest things to do in Christianity is commanded by our King Jesus Christ. Loving enemies like Christ did is the goal, what are the steps (if any) to make that happen?? We hope you are blessed listening today, and hope you have a great week!
The world has a way of telling what’s successful and what’s not. Who is rich, and who is poor. Jesus gives the world a much needed update in our text this morning. We hope you are able to listen and wish you the blessings of God today and this week!
- 90’s classic Unsolved mysteries is discussed.
- Text is Luke 6:17-26
- CS Lewis, John Wesley, Carolyn Moore, And Blaise Pascal quotes are used along with several scripture references.
We hope today is a blessing for you. Today we look at the priorities of the disciples before and after they met Jesus. You might even hear a “The Greatest Showman” reference or two! Want to change priorities for the Lord in your own life?? Start in Luke’s Gospel as we listen to a message titled “Change priorities.”
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Being letdown by the Lord, the contrast between the anger of the synagogue and Peter in Luke 5, and some Joe Nichols were talked about this morning. Remember to like and share! Have a blessed week.
Charles Shultz was one of a kind. His cartoon “Charlie Brown” is loosely based on conversations and thoughts he had with people and himself about the nature of God, life, etc. More than 560 of Schulz’s nearly 17,800 Peanuts newspaper strips contain a religious, spiritual, or theological reference, but he always found his way. Though his comics seem to suggest a lot of questions about faith, he got his start in church somewhere. What happened? What can we learn from him? Can people get their...
What time are you living in? What does the end of WWII and the Gospel of John story of Jesus changing water to wine have in common? Both events triggered a new era in the lives of the people living in the time. The positive consequences of such events we are living in today. Join us as we preach a message preach a message titled “A New Era: Jesus changes water to wine” using scripture in John 2:1-12.
Nothing was as hyped or expected as Infinity War in 2018. Months and months of build up. 10 movies or so led up to this film. People came in droves, why?
1. See if it was true to the comics
2. Marvel is the modern day Greek mythology
3. Messiah-Christ figure like comparisons, Thanos comes to destroy and restore. Thanos sits at his farm at the end of the film. Bible professors at SMU even used the film in some of their talks!
What they all had in common, was they expected something. The...
Self-help books are some of the top selling books in January every year. Yet the Bible reminds us that the Magi came to see Christ child not because of something they read, but what they saw (Matthew 2:2). That means God in his previenent grace allowed some pretty interesting character traits in the Magi to make the trip. What were they? Do we have access to them? Find out in our message titled “Prompted by grace.”
I love sports, mainly because it does not matter what level of play, the game is controlled by the ref. In the Christian life, Christ is our ref who Paul says should “rule in our hearts.”- Colossians 3:15. If Christ is our referee, how do we please Him? Who do we want on our team to please our eternal referee? What do we need to look for in 2019 to bring glory to Christ? Find out as we explore these questions in a message titled “Pleasing our referee” using the text in Colossians 3:12-17....
What difference does Jesus make in your life? He has made a difference in history in mighty ways, including the formation of the hymn O’ Holy Night, and has made all the difference in the world with my family. We hope in listening with us this morning He continues to make a difference with yours. Merry Christmas! And remember why it matters, as you listen to a sermon titled “The difference the birth of Jesus makes.”
On Christ Reigns Sunday, we look at the last words of Christ before his condemnation by Pilate in John 18:33-37. Like all good lawyer movies, Christ’s verdict is life changing. With no chance of an appeal. Listen with us as we preach a message titled “Jesus is the final verdict.”- John 18:33-37. Have a blessed week!
This weeks Thanksgiving message. It’s a joyful time of year! Don’t let the stress of the Holidays or the very real pain that comes with the holidays steal your joy. The Psalms are clear. Joy is in Christ, it’s now, and good things are always at his right hand. Listen with us as we preach a message titled “Joy in the moment.” Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Bonus, Tech baseball fans might like a couple of baseball references from Tim Tadlock they were mentioned this morning! #Wreckem.
The red card, targeting, you are fired, our world is obsessed with people who do wrong and do things they disqualify themselves as good people. We have magazines that promote wrong doing. The Bible is full of places that disqualify Moab as a moral nation. Which makes Ruth’s story all the more amazing. Join us this morning for worship as we read Ruth 3:1-5 and Ruth 4:13-17 and preach a message titled “God calls the disqualified.” Have a blessed week!