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Jan 27, 2019
Why Does God Allow Pain & Suffering?
Series: Explore God
Big Idea: The problem of pain and suffering is perhaps the biggest hurdle that people have to question of faith ... "How can a good powerful God allow pain and suffering?" Today we will explore the potential answers that reconcile the threads of this problem.
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  • Jan 27, 2019Why Does God Allow Pain & Suffering?
    Jan 27, 2019
    Why Does God Allow Pain & Suffering?
    Series: Explore God
    Big Idea: The problem of pain and suffering is perhaps the biggest hurdle that people have to question of faith ... "How can a good powerful God allow pain and suffering?" Today we will explore the potential answers that reconcile the threads of this problem.
  • Jan 20, 2019Is There Really A God?
    Jan 20, 2019
    Is There Really A God?
    Series: Explore God
    Big Idea: Does God exist? Is there really such a being? Evidence of God comes from a multitude of sources; creation, morality, intelligence, and love. Once we establish that there must be a God, we are ready to discover who God really is.
  • Jan 13, 2019Does Life Have A Purpose?
    Jan 13, 2019
    Does Life Have A Purpose?
    Series: Explore God
    Big Idea: Why are we here? That is a question that implies purpose and meaning. We all innately desire to have a life of meaning and purpose. But is purpose an individual allusion, or a potential reality? Solomon, in the book of Ecclesiastes, shares what he has learned about that important question of purpose.
  • Jan 6, 2019We All Have Questions
    Jan 6, 2019
    We All Have Questions
    Series: Explore God
    Big Idea: Questions and doubt - we all have them. What do you do with these questions that can cause you to question your faith? Are asking these questions wrong? is it the first step down the slippery slope of unbelief? it all depends on how you handle the questions. God is big enough to handle your questions.
  • Dec 30, 2018The Hard Side of Christmas
    Dec 30, 2018
    The Hard Side of Christmas
    Series: (All)
    Big Idea: The good news of Jesus arouses the ugliness of sin and violence in our world.
  • Dec 23, 2018Smackdown Santa – The Gift of God
    Dec 23, 2018
    Smackdown Santa – The Gift of God
    Series: Skinny Santa
    Big Idea: St. Nicholaus used his authority and influence in order to write letters pleading with people to come into line with this very important teaching ... Jesus is fully God. Jesus is God's Word to us teaching that very thing. We have the responsibility of helping others come into the light of that truth.
  • Dec 16, 2018Serving Santa – The Gift of Provision
    Dec 16, 2018
    Serving Santa – The Gift of Provision
    Series: Skinny Santa
    Big Idea: Hurdles stand in the way of any great work of God. The obstacles that stand in the way of faith in the people in Jesus' life are very similar to the faith hurdles that stand in our way today. What are the faith hurdles that we face, and how do we overcome them?
  • Dec 9, 2018Sprinting Santa – The Gift of Justice
    Dec 9, 2018
    Sprinting Santa – The Gift of Justice
    Series: Skinny Santa
    As Nicholas of Myra stood up for justice for the sake of three sailors, so Jesus shows us his heart for justice and proclaims that he here to give it. However, his idea of justice is not bad guys getting what they deserve. Ultimate justice is when what is broken is set right, what is oppressed is freed, what is unwhole becomes healthy.
  • Dec 2, 2018Secret Santa – The Three Gifts
    Dec 2, 2018
    Secret Santa – The Three Gifts
    Series: Skinny Santa
    The epitome of our Christmas problem seems to be Santa, but what if Santa didn't start off that way? What if we could actually help people experience the story of God's love by sharing the story of Santa here in church?
     
    Santa provided life-saving gifts, much like the magi in Matthew 2. We can choose to go skinny this Christmas and provide life-saving gifts for those most in need.
     
    Matthew 2
    Matthew 25
  • Nov 28, 2018How To Be Rich 2018
    Nov 28, 2018
    How To Be Rich 2018
    God is testing you with your prosperity. Whether you pass this test or not will depend on whether you are selfish or generous with your wealth.
  • Nov 11, 2018Good News, Bad News 2018
    Nov 11, 2018
    Good News, Bad News 2018
    Do you want to learn how to be rich? If so, I've got some good news and some bad news. If you're going to be good at being rich, you have to first admit you are.
  • Nov 4, 2018Finding Purpose In Reaching The Unconnected 2018
    Nov 4, 2018
    Finding Purpose In Reaching The Unconnected 2018
    We fulfill our purpose in becoming like Christ and helping others become like Him as we treat the unbelieving as He did. Our purpose of making disciples must begin with fulfilling our EVANGELISTIC mandate.