Randy Nelson, our missionary to Thailand, joins us this week to share about how we, like Paul in Ephesus, can bring the presence of God into dark places. Join us as Randy shares stories from Thailand and Kenya and invites us into a greater understanding of what it means to go and spread good news. Passage: Acts 19: 8-20, Ephesians 2: 21-22 Music by Hooksound
How is it possible for Christianity’s greatest enemy to find new and renewed life in Jesus Christ? Is anyone beyond God’s reach? What is our role in reaching out to those who are lost, misdirected or angry towards those who profess faith in Christ? Passage: Acts 9 Music by Hooksound
Saul had passion, Saul had zeal, Saul had murder in his heart. Is it possible to be going strong yet going in the wrong direction? How do you know you’re going the right way, and if you’re not, how do you get going in the right direction? Passage: Acts 5:27-29, 33-39, 7:55-8:3; Phil. 3:4-14; Music by HookSound
What does it mean to know the power of the resurrection and be renewed daily by this power? Does it really make a difference in the life I live today? If I really believe that God makes all things new and that He is in the business of raising the dead to life, then this MUST change the way I trust God and allow Him to influence and renew my life. Yes, there will be suffering and pain and loss and woundedness in this life, but the resurrected Jesus is making EVERYTHING new—and He wants to...
Jesus’ identity is revealed. Because of the cross, evil is defeated but not yet destroyed. How do we share in Christ’s victory and claim the triumph of the cross now? Passage: Matthew 21:1-10 Music by Hooksound
Jesus not only taught that He would have to go to the cross, but that anyone who follows Him must also “take up their cross.” So, what is this cross that we, as followers of Jesus, are to take up? Passage: Matthew 6:24-25 Music by Hooksound
Can we really understand the forgiveness of Christ if we don't first understand our sin? Audrey McCormick takes us on a journey through Scripture to truly understand the nature of our brokenness and disconnect from God and brings us back to the beauty and grace of the cross.
We hear the words “Jesus died for us” but what did his death actually accomplish? What God in Christ has done through the cross is to rescue us, disclose himself and overcome evil. The more we see the cross for what it really is, the easier it will be to place our trust in Jesus. Without the cross we have nothing. With the cross we have everything. Passage: Romans 3:24-25, I Timothy 2:5-6 Music by Hooksound
Every company has an identity, every organization has a logo—that which shows off our brand, priorities, values, and strengths. So what’s our identity as followers of Jesus? Where is our strength and power found? What is the essence of what we stand for? Passage: I Corinthians 1:18-2:5 Music by Hooksound
It's Pastor Swap Sunday - a time when the churches of the valley swap pulpits to spread unity throughout the Church in the Bay Area. This week we welcome Jim Shields of Vineyard to share with us the word of the Lord.
In our final week of the We Are Family series, Pastor Shawn shares wisdom about marriage from his years of marriage discipleship. From love languages to the power of respect, this insight is relevant to those who have been married for decades as well as those just starting their journey. Music by HookSound.
Life is hard and often very painful, but we don't have to walk through that pain alone. Pastor Shawn shares his own stories of hurt and disappointment and leads us to a deeper understanding of how we as a church family can stand by each other and love each other through times of darkness. Music by HookSound.
Are you a truth person or a grace person? In part 3 of our We Are Family series, we look at how speaking in truth and grace are vital to a healthy and loving family. Pastor Shawn talks about how to tell if you are tend to speak from truth or grace, and helps you learn how to hone that skill and use it help build up the Church. Music by HookSound.