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January 2019

Why Does God Allow Pain & Suffering?

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.

Is There Really A 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.

Does Life Have A Purpose?

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.

We All Have Questions

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.

December 2018

The Hard Side of Christmas

Big Idea: The good news of Jesus arouses the ugliness of sin and violence in our world.

Smackdown Santa – The Gift of God

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.

Serving Santa – The Gift of Provision

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?

Sprinting Santa – The Gift of Justice

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.

Secret Santa – The Three Gifts

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

November 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.

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.

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.